Economy taking toll on Rangely District Hospital

Rangely District Hospital is cutting employee hours, leaving positions vacant and increasing marketing efforts for long-term care and assisted living facilities after a four-year recession and an energy industry bust cycle continue to drive admissions, out-patient procedures and clinic visits down, CEO Nick Goshe said. Hospital statistics, which have been steadily declining for more than three years, were projected by feasibility studies to have emerged from recession numbers by the time the hospital’s new building opened. Goshe said the impending move and implementation of an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system made cutting back impossible before now.

RANGELY I Cutting staff hours, leaving vacant positions unfilled and marketing long-term care and assisted living options are among the steps Rangely District Hospital is taking to fight a recession that feasibility studies predicted would be over by now, Chief Executive Officer Nick Goshe said last week.

RDH Demolition…

A John Deere 350D excavator tears down the old Rangely District Hospital and Rangely Family Medicine building at South White Avenue and Eagle Crest Drive.

Blood pre-draw in Rangely …

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Amanda Fausett, an emergency medical technician, draws Mara Wagner’s blood at the Rangely Community Health Fair blood pre-draw over the weekend at Rangely District Hospital. Roughly 300 people had their blood drawn in preparation for the health fair on April 20.

Rangely health fair April 20

RANGELY | The Rangely Community Health Fair will be held April 20 at Rangely District Hospital, and the public is invited to take part in the planned events.

Rangely health fair April 20

RANGELY I The Rangely Community Health Fair will be held April 20 at Rangely District Hospital, and the public is invited to take part in the planned events. The fair will run from 7-11 a.m. with a series of screenings and health checks available.

Eagle Crest hosts Winter Carnival

Eagle Crest resident Ruthann Chavez takes part in the first annual Winter Carnival, held Feb. 12 at Rangely District Hospital. Director Andrea Adams said the event gave residents an enjoyable afternoon out and a break from their normal routines.

RANGELY I Eagle Crest Assisted Living residents thought they were going for a leisurely drive when they loaded up in the Rangely Rambler earlier this month.

RDH opens for business

RANGELY I Rangely District Hospital staff began providing some services at its new facility Saturday afternoon after the building passed a final inspection and received its certificate of occupancy Friday. Hospital staff transferred long-term care patients and inpatients to their rooms around noon on Saturday, while the emergency room and most ancillary services opened around […]

RDH to auction items from old building

Dear Editor: Rangely District Hospital is planning to move to our new location Jan. 4-6. It is our intent to be open for business in our new facility on Jan. 7, 2013.

Food bank donation…

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Rangely Food Bank president Darlene Fellers and volunteer Linda Bovee were presented with a check for $1,100 and several boxes of food from Doug Johnson, vice president of Adolfson & Peterson, the general contractor for the new Rangely District Hospital, with RDH CEO Nick Goshe. Johnson said his company raises

RDH hosts grand opening of new hospital building

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Rangely District Hospital officers and board members including Jim Dillon, CFO; Buford Adams, board member; Dr. Chris Adams; Steve Petersburg, board vice president; Rob Mackey, board member, Nick Goshe, CEO; and Marty Estes, board member, attended the open house of the new Rangely District Hospital last Friday. Goshe thanked everyone and said he wanted to “relish in this.” RDH board president Jack Rich commented, “Everyone on this board is ecstatic that we’re able to have this ceremony today.” The new hospital building is expected to open for business Jan. 7, 2013.

RANGELY I The new Rangely District Hospital building’s grand opening brought hundreds of people through the doors for the first time on Friday.

RDH open house …

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Rangely District Hospital will host an open house in the new hospital Friday, Dec. 14, giving tours of the new facility starting at 11 a.m. The new hospital is expected to open Jan. 7, 2013.

Construction complete…

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Construction of the new Rangely District Hospital in Rangely is complete and equipment and furniture are being installed under direction of state inspectors.