May 15, 2020 – Connie Smith, SPHSD Board Director, Treasurer
Clinic Building – Property transfers from Town of Fairplay to South Park Health Service District
The South Park Health Service District is the proud new owner of the property clinic at 525 Hathaway in Fairplay, CO. The property was originally built with the help of the community and a private practice was privately owned and operated from 2003 to 2013 by local physician, Dr. Katherine Fitting as South Park Medical Group (SPMG). In late 2013, early 2014, the practice changed ownership to an urban group practice with multiple offices throughout the state. The group practice left Fairplay in the summer of 2014 leaving the community with further limited access to primary care services. RMRH rented the second floor of the facility and the first floor clinic level became vacant. Due to a clause in a grant that helped in financing the title to the building it reverted to the Town of Fairplay. Through collaborative efforts with the Town of Fairplay, Town of Alma, Park County and Rocky Mountain Rural Health, the South Park Health Service District was formed in the November 2017 election.
One of the South Park Health Service Districts goals along with the partnership of the Town of Fairplay, was to transfer the property back to the community through the newly formed district. While searching for a health care provider partner to practice health care in the clinic building, the SPHS District made many repairs and freshened up the property in anticipation of health care partner. HealthONE became that partner and South Park Health Care was born. South Park Health Care moved into the clinic portion of the building and we celebrated the clinic opening in October 2019.
With the ownership of the building transferred to the SPHS District, we are able to respond quickly to the needs and oversight of the facility.
The South Park Health Service District would like to thank the following for their efforts in a smooth closing and transfer of ownership.
Town of Fairplay: Mayor Frank Just, Trustee’s: Eve Stapp, Scott Dodge, Cindy Bear Josh Voorhis. Tina Darrah and Mason Green
Fidelity National Title: Donna Alcorn and Kristine Wille
South Park Health Service District: Dr. Katherine Fitting, Connie Smith and Attorney Erin Smith,
THANK YOU! From the South Park Health Service District Board of Directors:
Dr. Katherine Fitting, Linda Whitner, Connie Smith and Charlie Schultz