Rural Health Excellence Award Winner

CRHC is proud to present the 2021 Rural Health Excellence Award to Dr. Lisa Zwerdlinger of St. Vincent Health in Leadville, CO! This award is presented annually by CRHC to an exemplary member. Nominations were accepted from members nominating peers who lead by example at work. We received numerous deserving candidates this year, even more than usual! Congratulations to Dr. Lisa! And thank you for your work.

  • A couple of quotes about Dr. Lisa, as stated by her nominator, Brett Antczak:
    • Lisa (as we call her) has demonstrated a great sense of responsibility and fighting spirit during this pandemic. Aside from seeing patients 7 days per week in the clinic and hospital, she extends her influential reach by seeing at-risk patients in their cars, traveling to patient’s homes or via telehealth. Dr. Lisa is also the Medical Director for Lake County Public Health Agency, and serves as St. Vincent Health’s Chief Medical Officer. She has been tireless in her tenacious care, and her community outreach and is a true leader for our rural medical community in Leadville. Dr Lisa not only goes above and beyond in her care but inspires and motivates other to try and keep up with her pace.


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