Our Valley-Wide Ordway clinic is unique among our locations. The clinic began its “life” as a private family medical clinic called Centennial Family Health Center. It was owned and operated by Karen Tomky, MSN, FNP, for over 16 years. In that time, Karen Tomky became a well-loved fixture of the Ordway community.
In 2019, Valley-Wide Health Systems made the strategic decision to transition the Centennial Family Health Center into our system of community health center clinics in the Arkansas Valley. At that time, Valley-Wide already had clinics in Rocky Ford, La Junta, and Las Animas. The clinic was rebranded as ‘Valley-Wide Ordway’, and Valley-Wide hired Karen Tomky and some of her original staff to continue providing family medical care in the community. The transition officially took place on October 1, 2019.
Shortly after integrating Valley-Wide Ordway into our system, Valley-Wide also added integrated behavioral health to the list of services available in the clinic.
About the Clinic:
Open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Address: 319 Main Street
Ordway, CO 81063
Phone: (719) 267-3503
Fax: (719) 267-4153
Valley-Wide Ordway offers the following primary medical care services:
- Infant, Child and Adult Preventive Care Services
- Well Child Exams, Physicals, Sports Physicals
- Acute Care – Cough, Sore Throat, Flu, Illness, Injuries
- Chronic Illness Management – Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Obesity, Asthma
- Immunizations and Vaccines
- Lab Tests, Including Free Pregnancy Testing and HIV Screening Services
- Screening—Cancer, Depression, Substance Use Disorders
- Women’s Health
- Men’s Health
- Behavioral Health Counseling Integrated with Primary Care Services
- Family Planning
- Confidential Visits for Adolescents
- Care Coordination – Case Management, Referrals and Navigation, Health Education
About the Providers:
Karen Tomky, MSN, FNP-BC
Karen is a Colorado native who was born in La Junta, Colorado. Karen has served in community health clinics, rural health clinics, and migrant health centers in her career. She has also been on the faculty of several nursing schools, including the University of Colorado in Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado State University, Pueblo, Bethel College in Colorado Springs, and Regis University in Denver.
Karen enjoys Nordic and alpine skiing, golf, mountain biking, water skiing, and gardening in her free time. She is a member of the Descendants of the 10th Mountain Division Ski Troopers, and serves on the Crowley County Fair Board.
University of Northern Colorado – Bachelor of Science, Nursing
University of Utah, Salt Lake City – Master of Science, Family Nurse Clinician
Karen has served as an Emergency Nurse, Public Health Nurse, Surgical Nurse, and Nurse Practitioner in many community health centers, rural health clinics, and migrant health clinics, including Centennial Family Health Center in Ordway, CO, which she both owned and operated.
Robert Holstead, PA-C
Robert Holstead attended the Physician Assistant program at Le Moyne College in New York and graduated with honors in 2000. He has over 20 years of experience as a Physician Assistant, practicing in both New York and Colorado.
Robert is always thinking of his patients and how to give them the best care. He has a special interest in hypertension, men’s health, and exercise as part of wellness.
Le Moyne College – Physician Assistant Program
Colorado State University
- Northern Catskill Urology
- Oneonta Surgical Associates
- Oneonta Community Health Center