Essay by Ed Quillen
Medicine – April 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine
THE HOT TOPIC in Salida these days is a new hospital. It’s a topic for Central Colorado as well, since the facility is not just the “Salida Hospital” of days gone by, but the “Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center” whose region includes all of Chaffee County, Saguache County down to Villa Grove and Saguache, and into the Howard area of Frémont County. That’s the “Hospital District,” which has an elected board to collect property taxes and oversee operations.