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Keefe Memorial Hospital | For your health. For the future.
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  • Community

    Keefe Memorial Hospital is a rural health care provider, committed to improving and maintaining the health of the people whom we serve.

  • Our Team

    A high-caliber team of healthcare professionals and staff dedicated to your health is the foundation of our organization.

  • Services

    Keefe Memorial Hospital is proud to offer state-of-the-art services. Check us out. It might surprise you what we can do.

Your Health; Our Passion!

We are absolutely obsessed with ensuring that you receive the best care possible, both now and in the years to come.

Give us a call at (719) 767-5661. Or, click the button below to access our contact form.

Compassionate Care

Nothing is more important to us than our patients.  We strive to serve you with compassion.

Health Partner

Keefe Memorial is here to support you on the journey to improved health.

Excellence

We want everything we do to be of the highest quality.  There are no shortcuts in our pursuit of your health.

Keefe Memorial Hospital is a rural health care provider, committed to improving and maintaining the health of the people whom we serve.

Our mission is to nurture human innovation, human dignity, and individuality. Through our collaborative efforts, we will expand our services and our outlook for a healthier community. Our employees are the source of our strength and care is the end result of our efforts.

We reach success through the satisfaction of those we serve.

Services

Prairie View Clinic

Monday - Friday
8am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm

Kit Carson Clinic

Monday & Thursday
9:30am - 4:00pm

Radiology Department

Emergencies - On-call 24/7
Non-Emergent - 8am - 5pm

Laboratory - CLIA Certified

Emergencies - On-call 24/7
Non-Emergent - 8am - 5pm

Physical Therapy

Emergency Department

Level IV Trauma Center

Inpatient Care

Specialty Clinics

Rehabilitation Facilities

Swing Beds

Skilled nursing extended care

Weekly Well-Women's Clinic

DOT Physicals

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy

IV Therapy

Bio TE Hormone Therapy

And much more...

Providing Specialty Health Care Services

Keefe Memorial Hospital provides access to routine specialty health care services without leaving your community. Outreach physicians provide health care services on a monthly basis in several areas…

 

Meet our Specialty Clinic Providers

Cardiology
Barry Smith, MD

General Surgery
Matthew Metz, MD

Obstetrics/Gnecology
Kevin Heinze, MD

Otolaryngology (ENT)
Owen Reichman, MD

We are fortunate to have an amazing team.  We think they’re the best around.

Dana M. Lewis, DO

Chief of Staff, Family Practice

Kurt Papenfus, Doctor of Medicine

Family Practice

Lauren Foster, NP

Family Practice

Steven Givan, FNP

Family Practice

Click on the items below to learn a little about Keefe Memorial Health Service District

CEO Message

I am honored to welcome you to Keefe Memorial Health Service District dba Keefe Memorial Hospital (KMHSD). I appreciate the opportunity to tell you more about the high quality, patient-centered care that takes place within our walls. From inpatient stays to the emergency room to Prairie View Clinic and Kit Carson Clinic, from diagnostics to wellness screenings and sports physicals – we provide a compassionate and comfortable environment of care for you and your family’s healthcare needs.

 

Right at the core of KMHSD we have experienced professionals who work night and day to see you are given the best care on your healthcare journey. Our talented, compassionate employees work hard every day in an effort to be a partner for your unique healthcare.

 

Our success stems from our teamwork and our application of our mission statement:
Keefe Memorial Hospital is a rural health care provider, committed to improving and maintaining the health of the people who we serve.

 

Our mission is to nurture innovation, human dignity and individuality.

 

Through collaborative efforts, we will expand our services and our outlook for a healthier community.

 

Our employees are the source of our strength and care is the end result of our efforts.

 

We reach success through the satisfaction of those we serve.

 

Keefe Memorial Hospital is a 25 bed, not-for-profit hospital. Our history spans over 80 years.

 

It is our desire to create an atmosphere of service excellence to ensure you receive the best care each and every time you come into our facilities. The caregivers here want you to feel comfortable as they involve you in the plan of care for you or your family member.
Keefe Memorial Hospital (KMH) has been awarded 8 national Awards for Excellence based on responses to our Patient Satisfaction surveys for 2015.

 

From Professional Research Consultants (PRC): “PRC is proud of Keefe Memorial Hospital’s accomplishments and believes it is important to recognize those who have gone above and beyond to achieve excellence in their field. The PRC Excellence in Healthcare Awards are nationally recognized awards presented to organizations who have achieved excellence throughout the prior year. Excellence is the focus because it drives the scores and makes your hospital a better place to work, a better place to practice medicine, and a better place for your patients to be treated.”

 

The Top Performer Award is PRC’s highest honor and recognizes hospitals that score at or above 100%. 5-Star Award is the designation for hospitals that score in the top 10% of the nation.
The 8 awards are:
1. Top Performer Award: Inpatient Services, Communication with Nurses
2. Top Performer Award: Inpatient Services, Pain Management
3. Top Performer Award: Inpatient Services, Discharge Information
4. 5-Star Award: Inpatient Services, Communications about Medications
5. 5-Star Award: Inpatient Services, Hospital Environment
6. 5-Star Award: Inpatient Services, Responsiveness of Staff
7. 5-Star Award: Inpatient Services, Communication with Doctors
8. 5-Star Award: Inpatient Services, Overall Rating

 

I would love to hear from you with your concerns or positive comments. Email me at sworley@keefemh.org to share a concern or a positive comment about a member of our staff. I also welcome you to drop by my office during regular business hours. My door is always open to you.

 

I thank you for visiting our website and putting your trust in Keefe Memorial Hospital. It starts with that one first step.

KMH History

In 1931, Dr. Leonard N. Myers opened a small hospital in an old boarding house (on what is now Main Street) to serve the people of Cheyenne County and surrounding areas. It became St. Joseph Hospital of the Plains in 1947 when the sisters of St. Joseph Third Order of St. Francis (TSOF) from Bartlett, Illinois Province assumed ownership.

 

A new facility was deemed necessary in 1960. Funding was provided by the Sisters of St. Joseph, a federal grant, and a community fund campaign. The new St. Joseph Hospital of the Plains was opened in October 1962, and was formally dedicated in May of 1963. In 1962, a clinic was built by Dr. Jerome L. Keefe just south of the hospital. This helped facilitate better utilization of the hospital facilities for outpatients.

 

The need for more space and more services arose once again in 1974. A building fund was raised and a new addition was started in the summer of 1975. Upon completion, services expanded included patient care area, solarium, and a larger laboratory facility. This new addition was dedicated on April 25, 1976.

 

The hospital was governed by the Sisters of St. Joseph, (TOSF), until December 1987. The Sisters then generously gifted the facility to the county and it became Cheyenne County Hospital. In 1992, Phase 1 of a remodeling project was started which consisted of a state-of-the-art Radiology project as well as a face lift to the hospital, making its internal appearance beautiful, warm and caring.

 

In May of 1993, the hospital was renamed in recognition of Dr. Jerome L. Keefe who had dedicated nearly a half century to the delivery of health care to the people of Cheyenne County and the surrounding area.

 

In December 2009, the Prairie View Clinic was relocated to be adjacent to the hospital on the east side. This newly built clinic is a great addition to the hospital and the community with a state of the art design facility to better serve the patients of Cheyenne County and the surrounding area.

 

Keefe Memorial Hospital has been fortunate in its years of existence, in that it has been served by physicians who have given untiringly and generously of their talents and services to everyone. Along with our current medical staff Keefe Memorial Hospital also is served by a courtesy staff of specialists and other allied health professionals that aid in bringing complete health services to our customers.

 

In addition to the fine physicians and staff that serve at Keefe Memorial Hospital is a dedicated Governing Board. The board is elected by the voters of Cheyenne County. They volunteer their time and talents without compensation. Together with the Governing Board, the employees of Keefe Memorial Hospital are dedicated to making the strides to sustain our hospital as a thriving and vital part of this community.

 

Our hospital is a modern, well-equipped medical facility licensed for 25 beds, certified by Medicare and licensed by the State of Colorado. We are affiliated with the American Hospital Association and Colorado Hospital Association.

 

The Kit Carson Outreach Clinic opened in the summer of 1995. Keefe Memorial Hospital continued to expand upon its mission of serving the people of Cheyenne County when the Prairie View Clinic was built onto the hospital in 2009.

 

In November, 2014, Keefe Memorial Hospital began operating as “Keefe Memorial Health Service District dba Keefe Memorial Hospital.” Our board of directors are now publicly elected officials instead of appointed by the county. Additionally, this puts the Hospital on a much more stable financial footing in a time of rapidly changing healthcare financing models.

 

“The support of the Cheyenne County Commissioners over the years has been sensational. With their support, the doors of Keefe Memorial Hospital have remained open to serve patients even during the roughest financial times. The support of the Cheyenne County community with tax dollars is incredible and shows the resolve to do everything possible to keep local healthcare in Cheyenne County.

 

The Board of Directors, staff and I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your ongoing support and loyalty to Keefe Memorial Hospital,” said Ginny Hallagin, CEO of Keefe Memorial Hospital about the transition that has taken place.

Leadership

Board of Directors

Keefe Memorial Hospital is governed by a board of five directors who are publicly elected officials.

As a public hospital, board meetings are open to the public.
Gerald Keefe, Chairman
Wayne Caldwell, Vice-Chair
Greg Weed, Secretary
Phil Knudsen, Member
Harrison Nelson, Member

 

Management Team
Stella Worley
CEO/Administrator

 

Jasmine Shae
Director of Nursing
Trauma Coordinator

 

Sam Callahan,
Director of Rehabilitation

 

Rachel Turner
Director of Health Information Management

 

Darla Marble
Human Resources Director

 

Eden Bantiling, MT
Laboratory Manager

 

Janis Skoff
Dietary Manager

 

Zane Meis
Plant Operations Manager

 

Danetta Schreiber
Specialty Clinic Manager

 

Kathy Dwyer-Keefe
Imaging Services Manager

 

Delta Kern
Rural Health Clinics Manager

 

Anna Meis
Environmental Services Manager

 

Jeanne Moffat
Director of Information Technology

 

Click here to view our Transparency Notice

Prairie View Health Resources, Inc.

Volunteers Supporting A Good Cause
Prairie View Health Resources, Inc. is a great way to support your community’s local hospital. The Foundation’s mission is to support the county hospital by raising funds for physician recruitment and retention, assist with purchasing specialized equipment and grant writing. Our purpose is to help provide necessary and adequate healthcare for the people of Cheyenne County and the surrounding communities.

Fundraising is a key part of the Foundation as well as providing volunteer services for the community and the hospital. To date, the foundation has donated over $250,000 for physician recruitment, new equipment and grants.

BOARD MEMBERS AND OFFICERS:
KATHY DWYER-KEEFE, PRESIDENT
KENT SRAMEK, VICE PRESIDENT
NANCY LARSEN, TREASURER
CINDY HOFFMAN, SECRETARY
MARGARET OSWALD, PUBLICITY
MARY JO TALLMAN, BOARD MEMBER
MONTE SMITH, BOARD MEMBER
DEVIN DICKEY, BOARD MEMBER
RAY BROWN, BOARD MEMBER

If you would like more information about the foundation or if you would like to become a member, please contact Kathy Dwyer-Keefe or Ginny Hallagin.

PRAIRIE VIEW HEALTH RESOURCES, INC.
PO BOX 104
CHEYENNE WELLS, CO 80810

Updated January, 2017

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