Laboratory Services

We are a modern full service lab, equipped with the latest in technology. Offering services in clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology, immunohematology/blood bank, and coagulation. We are open 7am-6pm, Monday-Friday for outpatients and we have staff available 24 hours for inpatients and emergency services. Fax Number: 719-657-4134

We are staffed with friendly and professional personnel including 4 full time medical technologists. 2 full time phlebotomists, 1 summer lab aid and a working lab manager.

Our laboratory is inspected and certified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The laboratory’s medical director is Dr. Kendal Knaus, a board certified pathologist and Sergio Becerra is the Lab Manager.

Dr. Kendal Knaus
Laboratory Medical Director

Date of hire: February 1, 2008 M.D.
Dr. Knaus completed:

  • Residency in Pathology at University of CO Health Science Center in Denver, CO
  • Licensure and Certificates: American Board of Pathology, General Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  • Medical School- Baylor College of Medicine at Houston, Texas

Hobbies include: Outdoor Activities and History.

With a smile and a helping hand, we will provide quality healthcare for the communities we serve.

Dedicated to provide a compassionate and caring environment for patients, visitors and staff while delivering the highest quality care to the San Luis Valley Communities.


Rio Grande Hospital

310 County Road 14
Del Norte, CO 81132
Tel: 719-657-2510
Open: 24/7

Creede Family Practice

802 Rio Grande Ave
Creede, CO 81130
Tel: 719-658-0929

Rio Grande Hospital Clinic

310C County Road 14
Del Norte, CO 81132
Tel: 719-657-2418

Monte Vista Medical Clinic

1033 2nd Avenue
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Tel: 719-852-8827
Pharmacy Tel: 719-628-0533

Rio Grande Hospital Clinic at South Fork

62 Park Drive
South Fork, CO 81154
Tel: 719-873-5494