RDH funding issues aren’t uncommon

RANGELY I Rangely District Hospital’s recent financial woes mirror those of hundreds of rural hospitals struggling to absorb hits from mandatory federal regulations, health provider shortages and decreased patient volumes, hospital administrators said last week.

Rangely’s hospital looking at $1 million in cutbacks

RANGELY I Rangely District Hospital is planning a public meeting for the third week of March to discuss budget cuts and the possible impact of those cuts on the community.

CHRC cites Rangely hospital for improvements, changes

RANGELY I Rangely District Hospital serves northwest Colorado and strives for excellence by providing quality care to patients. A 25-bed critical access hospital and Level IV Trauma Center, Rangely District Hospital was founded in 1947.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Rangely District Hospital staff

Dear Editor: My family and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rangely District Hospital, the emergency room staff, and all employees involved with the care that I received during my recent visit to the ER.

Election results for RDH, WRBM

RANGELY I Two special district elections Tuesday to elect board members to the Rangely Hospital District and Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan (WRBM) Recreation and Park District drew just under 300 residents to the polls.

Seven seeking seat on Rangely hospital board

RANGELY I Voters will elect two of seven candidates to the Rangely District Hospital (RDH) board of directors in a coordinated polling place election with the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan (WRBM) Recreation and Park District May 6.

Rangely Hospital Board vote set for May 6

RANGELY I Rangely District Hospital will hold an election on May 6 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to elect two candidates to the hospital board of directors. The polling place for the election is Rangely Town Hall at 209 E. Main St.

Rangely District Hospital meet and greet…


An informal “meet and greet” reception was held in early April to introduce new members of the Rangely District Hospital Board staff.

Rangely blood drive to commemorate infant’s life

RANGELY I On March 23, 2010, Kathy and Ian Kottenstette met their infant daughter, Makayla Jane. She weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces, and she was perfect. “She was a very mellow little girl,” Kathy Kottenstette recalled. “The few times she would get fussy, Ian or I would say something, and it would calm her down. […]

State awards funds for breast-feeding groups in Rangely; Meeker is later

RANGELY I A breast-feeding support group cosponsored by the Rio Blanco County Women, Infant and Children (WIC) office and Rangely District Hospital (RDH) held its first meeting last week for expectant and nursing mothers in Rangely.

Mental Health First Aid course in Rangely

RANGELY | Rangely District Hospital will offer a “Mental Health First Aid” course Jan. 15-16 in Rangely. The course runs Wednesday and Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for an eight-hour training certification.

Rangely hospital presents nursing awards

Registered nurse Anne Benhart, left, prepares to pin Ruth King’s granddaughter, Jennifer Turner, with the Ruth King Excellence in Nursing Award. King, former nursing director Mary Reese and longtime Rangely District Hospital nurse Sheryl Sheley were the first recipients of the award — King and Reese posthumously. Chief nursing officer Sharma Vaughn said that King, a registered nurse who worked for Rangely Community Hospital and RDH in their fledgling years and for decades afterward, passed on a legacy of professionalism and care to generations of RDH nursing staff.

RANGELY I Rangely District Hospital honored three former and current nurses with the inaugural Ruth King Excellence in Nursing Award at a pinning ceremony Saturday night.