Wendy Stevens, ACNP, FCCS Wound Care Services

Wendy has almost 20 year’s critical care and hospitalist
experience at large city hospitals in PA, MD, FL and NM. Her
experience in critical access rural hospitals started in 2017. In recent
years, Wendy has focused on wound care in both acute and
chronic disease processes as well as Infectious Disease. She
completed her BSN at the University of Michigan and her
MSN at the University of Pennsylvania and has specialized training in Vascular
Access – Central, Arterial, PICC, and Hemodialysis lines,
and Critical Care. Ms. Stevens has been a preceptor and
lecturer on numerous acute care topics at Univ of
Pennsylvania and Univ of NM for ACNP students.

Wendy has lived in Durango for 13 years as a traveling
Nurse Practitioner. She enjoys mountain biking and backcountry
skiing in the San Juan Mountains. She has served
in mission work in Nicaragua and Guatemala and other
villages in Central and South American countries since
2009. Wendy hopes to continue to volunteer
internationally where a variety of dermatological diseases
persist without treatment.

“Wound care is a complex specialty that involves challenging
one’s patience and attention to detail while engaging in what’s
known as time-sensitive disease management. I find it very
rewarding to watch others heal. It is my hope to approach
wounds from many angles drawing from my experience as a
proceduralist and hospital-based Nurse Practitioner. I’ve
experienced how sick people can become if intervention isn’t
done without using a team- oriented approach and adhering to
close follow up. I’m happy to be a part of a proactive group of
people and I feel that I have the same vision as many who work
at SHS. I truly love the different cultures we see at SHS and I feel
the Wound Care clinic has so much potential to continue to
improve the health of our community.”
– Wendy Stevens, ACNP, FCCS

Pediatrician Moriah Tarpey, MD Joins SMG

November 19, 2020: Cortez, CO – Southwest Health System, Inc. (SHS) is proud to announce that Pediatrician Moriah Tarpey, MD has recently joined our team providing specialized pediatric care to our community.

Tarpey is practicing at our primary care clinic as well as at Southwest Memorial Hospital caring for newborns through early college-age students, well and sick alike.  Dr. Tarpey enjoys all areas of pediatric care, but has a passion for helping families to navigate complex medical concerns in children. She has a heart for working with families that are fighting addiction. Dr. Tarpey has always enjoyed breastfeeding medicine and recently became certified as a Lactation Educator.

“Dr. Tarpey is exactly what SHS has been searching for in a pediatrician – a kind spirit with the experience and commitment to rural medicine that our community deserves.” – SMG Chief Operating Officer Kerri White-Singleton

She previously practiced pediatrics in Yakima, WA and Grand Junction, CO. She completed her residency at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine after earning her medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. She also attended college at St. Louis University and graduated summa cum laude with a dual major in Biology and Theology. She is board certified through the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

“I am very excited to call Southwest Colorado home and thankful to work alongside such an amazing team with the common goals of providing fantastic patient care in combo with the small-town personal touches that make all the difference in our patient’s experience, both in illness and in health,” said Dr. Tarpey of her move to Colorado. She loves all things outdoors and strives to “bring the next generation up humbly and deeply connected to this amazing world we each borrow.” Dr. Tarpey says that she is a “grateful doctor’s wife and proud mother of three rambunctious boys. I enjoy being sidekick in my family’s many adventures of yak-farming, bee-keeping, gardening and mountain-exploring.”

Request for Proposal – Montezuma County Hospital District

Southwest Health System

Request for Proposals (RFP)

General Contracting Services


The Southwest Health System and the Montezuma County Hospital District are soliciting for General Contracting services for a series of infrastructure projects at the Southwest Memorial Hospital. The project scope includes the replacement of a 15,600cfm roof mounted air handling unit and a 9,310cfm make up air unit and replacing existing fluorescent lighting in the Hospital with LED lights. The best value proposal as determined by the owner based on a multitude of factors will be awarded. Among the evaluation factors used by the owner are all the factors in the Colorado Integrated Project Delivery method outlined in Section 24-93-106 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, as well as the factors outlined in this request.


Montezuma County Hospital District
Southwest Memorial Hospital – 2021 Infrastructure Upgrades
1311 N. Mildred Road
Cortez, CO 81321

Qualified General Contractors will have experience with the following:

  1. Knowledge and experience completing projects of this type.
  2. Knowledge and experience completing projects in rural/remote communities.
  3. Knowledge and experience with infrastructure work in hospitals that must remain operational during construction.

A mandatory site walk for all interested parties is scheduled for December 1, 2020 at 10:00 am.  Interested parties should meet at the Emergency Medical Services Building on the north side of the hospital campus.

The following schedule will be used for the General Contractor selection process:

  1. RFP Issued: 11/18/2020
  2. Pre-Bid Walk:                12/1/2020  10:00 AM (MDT)
  3. Questions Due: 12/4/2020  3:00 PM (MDT)
  4. Answers Provided by: 12/8/2020
  5. Proposal Due:                12/21/2020  12:00 NOON (MST)
  6. Interview Date: TBD if needed (week of 1/4/2021)
  7. General Contractor is selected & notified: Week of 1/11/2021

For questions and to request the formal RFP and Construction Documents, please contact:

Mark Hageman, Davis Partnership Architects

Telephone: 303 861-8555

Email: mark.hageman@davispartnership.com