Longtime Radiology Director Set to Retire
Oct 28, 2014
After 37 years of service, San Luis Valley Health’s Radiology Director, Fred Casanova, will retire at the end of this month. Casanova, who began his career at San Luis Valley Health as a student at Adams State in 1977, leaves behind a legacy of excellent leadership that directly...
SLV Health Provides Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records
Oct 28, 2014
The providers and staff of San Luis Valley Health have hit every measure in the last reporting period for meaningful use of electronic health records.According to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, “The Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Programs provide...
That Coffee Guy to Close after Seven Years
Oct 28, 2014
Just over seven years ago, Adam Daniels opened That Coffee Guy in the Regional Medical Center of the San Luis Valley Health campus.  This Friday will mark the final day That Coffee Guy is in business.“It has been a great experience working at San Luis Valley Health,” stated Daniels...
Orthopedics Puts a Smile on Patient's Face
Oct 22, 2014
Earlier this month, 13-year old Brendan Baker received possibly one of the worst birthday presents ever: a broken arm.  Having to undergo surgery on a special day such as this is the last thing anyone would want to do.Knowing that this was the case, Dr. Steve Kitchen, an Orthopedic...
Ed Kulp Named Valley's "Top Male Healthcare Provider" for Second Year in a Row
Oct 22, 2014
For the second year in a row, San Luis Valley Health’s Ed Kulp, PA-C, has been named “Top Male Healthcare Provider” in the Valley Courier’s annual “Best of Alamosa County” competition.The competition is put on by the Valley Courier and the Alamosa County Chamber...
Celebrating Pharmacy Week
Oct 22, 2014
Recently, I sat down with San Luis Valley Health's Pharmacy Director, Jessica Sabia, to discuss the role that our hospital pharmacy plays in the SLV Health organization as part of Pharmacy Week.  1.Give us an overview of what a hospital pharmacy does. What is the difference between a...
Respiratory Therapists Celebrate Respiratory Care Week
Oct 22, 2014
Director of Cardiopulmonary Services Sheridan Moosman and his team of Respiratory Therapists created a display as part of National Respiratory Care Week.  The display included a sheep's lung hooked up to a ventilator to demonstrate the ventilation of a lung.Respiratory Care Week 2014...
WOW Scrubs Here Next Week
Oct 22, 2014
                           The team from WOW Scrubs will be here next Wednesday, October 29th.  The team will be here from 11 am-4 pm in the second floor ARTrium.  Please see the...
San Luis Valley Health Provides Update on Ebola
Oct 17, 2014
By Dr. Greg McAuliffeChief Medical Officer, San Luis Valley HealthDuring times of medical need and emergency, hospitals are often the first places that the public turns to for help.  Hospitals have the capacity in terms of personnel, resources and expertise to provide the highest level of care...
SLV Behavioral Health Group Puts Stamp on Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Oct 14, 2014
This past May, employees of the 12th Judicial District set up a Breast Cancer Screening Day at San Luis Valley Health and 24 employees received a mammogram. That group then challenged the San Luis Valley Behavioral Health Group to do the same thing.On October 3rd, 21 employees of the SLV...

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