Leah Dozeman

Community

Ritzman Family Gift Passes the Torch to Future Generations

Vernon Ritzman, MD, cared for the Wheat Ridge community for over 40 years through his family medicine practice. Starting his career in 1966 at Denver General Hospital, now Denver Health, Ritzman then served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam war.   He joined Lutheran Medical Center’s medical staff in 1970. In 2010, he retired

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Education

Embracing Challenges, Changes and Cheer at Peak Expeditionary School

On the evening of Dec. 6, I pulled onto Independence Street, heading to Peak Expeditionary School’s Festivus Celebration. Midway up the road, cars were lining the sidewalks, and as I turned into the school’s driveway, the parking lot was completely full.  Having gone to Pennington Elementary (now Peak) myself and having kiddos there since 2015,

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Community

Giving Where She Works to Make a Difference

Shelley Miller began her nursing career in 1980. This November marked 33 years of serving patients at Lutheran Medical Center, with more than two decades dedicated to hospice care. Shelley has watched the development and growth of hospice care over her career and has appreciated witnessing its advancing significance and presence in healthcare. She believes

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Community

Kristi Davis’ Legacy Contributes To Lutheran’s Legacy

Kristi Davis is a fifth-generation native of Wheat Ridge, having served the community in many capacities including two terms on the Wheat Ridge City Council. She follows a long family line of public servants who have dedicated their time, talents and treasures to our community.   The Davis family is certainly no strangers to Wheat Ridge.

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Wheat Ridge

The Ebb And Flow Of Our Neighborhoods

Being an adult and living in the same home you grew up in is quite surreal. As I recently walked home one evening from a friend’s house that also grew up and stayed in Wheat Ridge, I surveyed my surroundings and noted everything that had changed or remained the same since my childhood. Many homeowners

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