Pediatric Partner’s Bayfield clinic brings child care services closer to home

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Pediatric Partner’s Bayfield clinic brings child care services closer to home

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Pediatric nurse practitioner Lisa Isenberg (left) is running Pediatric Partners of the Southwests’ Bayfield clinic. LeAnn Shaw (right) is a behavioral health therapist who works at the Bayfield clinic three days per week.
Rennee Vaughn (left) is a nurse at Bayfield’s new Pediatric Partners of the Southwest. Lisa Isenberg (right) is the pediatric nurse practitioner who is running the clinic. The clinic provides child health care to an area that is underserved.
Rennee Vaughn (left) is a nurse at Bayfield’s new Pediatric Partners of the Southwest clinic. Lisa Isenberg is the nurse practitioner who is running the clinic that provides child health care to an area that is underserved.
Durango Derailers raises money for families who need to travel

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest’s new clinic in Bayfield fills a void for child care, but if a child needs to see a specialist, families often have to travel to the Children’s Hospital in Denver. (For kids who are not in critical need, the Durango clinic offers telemedicine visits and specialists travel to Durango at various times.)

Traveling can create a barrier to care, as the financial burden falls to the families. The Durango Derailers is a bike team that raises money during the Courage Classic race at Copper Mountain to cover these expenses.

“The fund provides lodging and transportation, and all they have to do is prove they have an appointment,” said Derailers captain Laura Shelton.

Shelton’s 9-year-old special needs son was born prematurely. He had to spend 12 weeks in the NICU and has had multiple surgeries throughout his life, so joining the team was a way to support other families going through similar experiences. The fund goes to families all over Southwest Colorado.

The Derailers have been one of the top-10 fundraising teams of the Courage Classic since 2015. They’ve raised over $50,000 each year since 2015.

“We are now supporting one to three families per week,” Shelton said.

The Durango Derailers will compete in the Iron Horse competition this year as well.

The fund is managed by the Colorado Children’s Hospital social work department and can be contacted at (720) 777-6975.

Pediatric Partner’s Bayfield clinic brings child care services closer to home

Pediatric nurse practitioner Lisa Isenberg (left) is running Pediatric Partners of the Southwests’ Bayfield clinic. LeAnn Shaw (right) is a behavioral health therapist who works at the Bayfield clinic three days per week.
Rennee Vaughn (left) is a nurse at Bayfield’s new Pediatric Partners of the Southwest. Lisa Isenberg (right) is the pediatric nurse practitioner who is running the clinic. The clinic provides child health care to an area that is underserved.
Rennee Vaughn (left) is a nurse at Bayfield’s new Pediatric Partners of the Southwest clinic. Lisa Isenberg is the nurse practitioner who is running the clinic that provides child health care to an area that is underserved.
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