DEL NORTE — Hundreds attended Rio Grande Hospital’s (RGH) Grand Opening on June 1. RGH received national praise from many of those who came out to the grand opening to celebrate the hospital’s additions and renovations. Many who helped RGH with the improvements. Among those attending and speakers were USDA’s Sallie Clark, MidFirst Bank’s Tonya Pfieffer, staff from CBRE and G.H. Phipps, and the local favorite Dr. Dale Berkbigler. One guest commented on how lucky Rio Grande County is to have such a beautiful hospital with such cutting-edge technology. RGH’s CEO Arlene Harms spoke of the new services now available and the need for future ones that are underway. Tours included the new emergency department, physical therapy, wound care, hyperbaric chamber, clinic and offices (to name a few). The celebration continued after a barbecue dinner with dessert, tours, gifts for everyone and entertainment by Dr. Joseph Vance Brown. RGH welcomes anyone who wants to support or visit the hospital and was not able to attend to call 719-657-3266 to set up a tour.