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Kathy Butcher, RN, CHPN

Butcher-Kathy-Website3Kathy Butcher has worked at Mount Evans as an RN since 1999. She received her doctorate in Nursing from the University of Colorado in 1995. In 2013 she graduated from CU as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner and is now our Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner. Kathy lives in Evergreen with her husband and two children. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, yoga, beading, knitting and quilting. She says, “Mount Evans is unsurpassed in both quality and compassion in delivery of care.”

Jill Garrou, RN

Garrou Jill websiteJill started at Mount in 2011. She received her RN and BSN degreens from Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago. An Evergreen resident, Jill enjoys cooking and travel. She has been to Uganda three times to work with students at a health clinic and hospice. She is a member of Mount Evans Memory Quilters, a group that creates quilts from the clothing of deceased loved ones and presents the finished product to the person’s family. Jill says, “Working at Mount Evans brings me the great joy of giving back to the community I live in through the profession I love … nursing!”

Gisella Kagy, RN

Kagy Gisella websiteGisella, field nurse for the I-70 and Gilpin County areas, started at Mount Evans in 2010. She holds both bachelor’s and a master’s degrees in nursing. She enjoys reading and hiking. Gisella says, “I love working with this great group of people. Real teamwork!”

 

Meg Leadford, RN, CHPN

Leadford Meg websiteMeg, aka “meg-a-nurse,” received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Regis University in Denver and came to work at Mount in 2007. She lives in North Evergreen near Three Sisters Open Space with her family, two dogs, and one angry cat. She likes to hike, read, cook, line dance and ski. Meg says, “I love to empower patients and family members to keep patients at home. The staff and volunteers at Mount are so incredibly committed.”

 

Lynn Plummer, RN, RD

Plummer Lynn websiteLynn is a Registered Nurse and a Registered Dietitian who started working at Mount in 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from the Idaho State University-Pocatello, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lynn lives in Evergreen, and she enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, and attending cultural events like ballet and opera.

 

Michelle Quihuiz, RN, Quality Assurance RN and Field RN as needed

Quihuiz Michelle WebsiteMichelle has worked for Mount since 2008. She graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She lives in Conifer with her husband, two kids, two Labs and five chickens. Michelle’s hobbies include almost anything outdoors, yoga, reading, gardening, working out, and hanging out with her friends. She loves being part of the Mt. Evans team, which is composed of the most compassionate, and supportive individuals she has ever worked with. Michelle feels it is an honor to care for patients and provide support to their families during times of difficulty, hopefully making these times less frightening and overwhelming for them.

Terry Ritter, RN

Ritter Terri WebsiteTerry received her BSN from Florida State University in Tallahassee, and started working at Mount Evans in 2011. She lives in the Conifer area, and enjoys blogging, watching her kids play sports, and doing mission work. Terry says, “Working at Mount Evans is the best job I have ever had. Caring for my friends and neighbors is an honor, and I could not imagine doing any other kind of nursing.”

Kim Rozman, RN

Rozman Kim WebsiteKim has been a field RN with Mount Evans since 2009. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University nursing school in 2001 and has a background in Trauma ICU and PACU nursing in Houston, Texas.  She is originally from Boston, MA and now lives in Evergreen with her husband and two children.  She loves to run, hike, and ski, or anything active outdoors.  Kim says, “I have found hospice nursing to be the most rewarding type of work I have done.  Every family I have worked with has been so appreciative of our services. Mount Evans is truly a unique and amazing agency and I am so glad to be a part of it.”

Shannon Savocchi, RN

Savocchi Shannon WebsiteShannon came to Mount Evans in 2013. She has been a nurse since 1992, and has done many different types of nursing including cardiac/renal care, surgical, and family practice nursing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing.  Shannon grew up outside the Chicago area, but has been in Colorado for many years and lives in Idaho Springs.  She enjoy hiking, camping and all outdoor activities.

Kris Schuld, RN

Schuld Kris WebsiteKris, who covers the Bailey/285 area for Mount Evans, has several years’ experience in hospice care. She is also knowledgeable in Reiki and aromatherapy. She and her husband live in Bailey with Lunch (the cat) and Yukon, the loud hairy dog. On her days off, Kris volunteers at a horse sanctuary in Conifer. She enjoys hiking, skiing, fishing, and just being at home. She says, “Working at Mount Evans is like working with great friends and family. We all genuinely enjoy each other and the community where we live, work and play.”

Karen Smaniotto, RN, Quality Assurance Coordinator and Field Nurse

Smaniotto Karen WebsiteKaren has worked at Mount Evans since 2007. Karen lives in Conifer with her husband; they have one teenage son and three cats. She loves music, skiing, biking and hiking and is the production manager for the middle school program at StageDoor Theatre in Conifer. Karen wishes she could travel more often! She says, “The employees and volunteers at Mount Evans are the most amazing, fun-loving, compassionate group of wonderful friends I have ever had the pleasure of working with. We have an empowering and supportive leadership team that works tirelessly to build the best place to work for the staff and, most importantly, finding ways to best serve the wonderful people in our beautiful mountain communities!”

Kimberly Westerberg, RN, CHPN

Westerberg Kimberly websiteKimberly came to Mount Evans in 2013. She received a BA in Psychology and a BS in Nursing from the University of Colorado, and she lives in Evergreen with her St. Bernard, Charlie Brown. Kim likes playing in the snow, skiing and snowmobiling. She also enjoys mountain biking, running, and anything that involves being outside. She says, “I am happy at Mount Evans because the people here make it a wonderful place to work. I have never worked with such kind, compassionate and fun people that are hard-working and care about the people in our community.”