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Local physician Dr. Kelli Konst-Skwiot joins GRH

Submitted to the Citizen Telegram

Kelli Konst-Skwiot

Grand River Health will be adding local physician Dr. Kelli Konst-Skwiot to the Rifle hospital's expanding Primary Care Team.

Skwiot received her B.S. from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1998 and went on to receive her Masters in Health Service Administration from Saint Joseph's College in Maine. Konst- Skwiot graduated from St. Mathews University School of Medicine in 2005. She completed her residency at the University of North Carolina MAHEC Rural Family Practice Program where she was honored as the Chief Resident. She also worked at an underserved health clinic in Ohio before moving to Glenwood Springs in 2010, where she has been practicing medicine ever since .

"Dr. Kelli", as she is affectionately called by her patients, lives in Glenwood Springs with her emergency medicine physician husband, Dr. Mathew Skwiot, and their four boys. They enjoy a host of outdoor activities including hiking, biking and camping and also seem to share a love of cooking.

When asked what drew her to Grand River Health, Konst -Skwiot says, "My passion is establishing deep, long lasting relationships with my patients and their families regardless of their payor status. I feel that this is also GRH's mission and am looking forward joining their team."

She said she is impressed with the talented and experienced group of physicians she will work with, as well as the dedicated and qualified staff.

"I love that my patients will have such a wide variety of services here, all under one roof," she said. "It will be so convenient for them."

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Dr. Skwiot began seeing patients in Rifle on January 2, 2019.

Grand River Health serves Western Garfield County, Colo. in an effort to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities. Grand River Health operates Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, E. Dene Moore Care Center, and Clinic West in Battlement Mesa . Grand River's focus is on offering meaningful clinical, community outreach, and exceptional, local health care. For more information, please visit http://www.grandriverhealth.org.