Lutheran Foundation

Health

Dynamic Duo – Directors and Donors

Dr. Betsy Brew and her husband, Bob Van Wetter, moved to Wheat Ridge in 1996, settling into a home close to Lutheran Medical Center, where Betsy would devote most of her career. After completing her surgical residency at the University of Colorado, Dr. Brew joined Foothills Surgical Associates, which would later become Surgical Specialists of

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Lutheran Medical Center Welcomes New Physician Executive

Intermountain Health has announced that Kathy Crabtree, MD, has been named Assistant Chief Medical Officer at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge effective Jan. 21.  In this new role, she will support the medical staff at Lutheran to advance the quality and safety of care at the hospital. She also will support Toni Green-Cheatwood, DO,

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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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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

Henderson Family’s Continued Commitment To Continuing Lutheran’s Legacy

Rodney “Rod” Ward Henderson and his wife, Sandra, moved from Nebraska to the Wheat Ridge area in 1963. Rodney left his teaching profession in 1967 and went to work in the HVAC industry. He eventually started his own HVAC Company, Action Air Inc., and retired in 1996. Sandra worked as a schoolteacher for a short

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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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