Patricia Kimerling is a nurse practitioner with over 40 years nursing experience, 22 years as ANCC certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from St. Vincent School of Nursing and went on to complete her masters degree at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. The majority of her career involved pre and postoperative care of a wide variety of pediatric and adult cardiac surgery patients as well as heart and lung transplants. She moved to Grand Junction in 2007 to work with Cardiovascular/Thoracic surgery and most recently with the Hospitalist service.

She enjoys family time, baking, knitting, gardening, hiking with her dogs and occasional scuba diving.