Gunnison Valley Health would like to welcome Pediatrician, Charlie Hastings,
D.O., who will join the team of primary care providers at the Family Medicine
Clinic starting September 1.
Gunnison Valley Health’s Chief of Staff and Family Medicine Clinic
Internist, Kenneth Anderson D.O., said the addition of a full-time Pediatrician
to the medical team provides a wide range of specialized care options
to meet the needs of the community.
“Dr. Hastings’ area of expertise is to help support children
from birth through adolescence with their health and development,”
Anderson said. “He also has an active interest in children’s
sports, especially concussion management and safe return to play practices.”
Hastings is a board certified physician who joins us from Missoula, Montana
and has been practicing general pediatrics for six years. Hastings completed
his bachelor’s degree at Baylor University in Texas, Masters of
Public Health at Loma Linda University in California and Doctorate of
Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee.
Hastings is no stranger to the Gunnison Valley, having spent a lot of time
in Colorado and regularly visiting his family’s property just outside
“Our family loves everything outdoors: mountain biking, skiing, hiking,
backpacking, camping, climbing, fishing,” Hastings said. “I
am excited for my kids to have the opportunity to grow up in such a special
place,” he said.
“Rural mountain communities, like Gunnison, offer particular experiences
and opportunities that foster resilience, perseverance, and relationship-building
skills, and I believe these are extremely important strengths that our
children need throughout their lives. I hope to partner with other providers
and resources within the community to support families in raising healthy
kids,” he said.
Hastings added, “I am thrilled to be able to practice medicine in
a small community where I will be able to interact with my patients and
their families beyond the clinic.”
Gunnison Valley Health’s CEO, Rob Santilli, confirmed that adding
a Pediatrician to Gunnison Valley Health’s team of exceptional providers
delivers more choices to our community when it comes to the level of care
“For a small rural healthcare system, we are fortunate to be in a
position where we can add new services and attract a higher level of expertise
to deliver the best care to our community,” Santilli said.
To make an appointment, please contact Gunnison Valley Health’s Family
Medicine Clinic at 970-642-8413