The Importance of Movement
Mar 25, 2015
Last Thursday, Dr. Carmelo Hernandez from the San Luis Valley Health Women’s Health Clinic hosted a “Lunch and Learn” presentation and presented on weight loss to over 60 attendees.The theme of the talk was “Move”, and Dr. Hernandez emphasized that while healthy eating...
Letter from a Patient
Mar 18, 2015
The following is a letter sent from a family of patients describing the experience they had recently at San Luis Valley Health when their baby boy was born.  We would like to thank the entire Henderson family for allowing us to share their experience.
Amanda Lewis, PA-C, Joins SLV Health
Mar 17, 2015
San Luis Valley Health is pleased to welcome Amanda L. Lewis, a Physician Assistant, to the organization.  Lewis has already begun seeing patients and is practicing in the Monte Vista Medical Clinic, which will increase access to medical care for patients on that side of the Valley.“...
Two Finalists to Represent SLV Health at Nightingale Awards
Mar 11, 2015
San Luis Valley Health is pleased to announce five nurses who were nominated for the San Luis Valley Nightingale Awards.  The nurses are Misty Palacios (Physician Services Clinic), Julie Ramstetter (Emergency Department, Trauma Nurse Coordinator), Paula Blount (Obstetrics Department), Andrea...
Celebrating Patient Safety Awareness Week
Mar 10, 2015
Written by Dr. Greg McAuliffe, Chief Medical OfficerThis week is Patient Safety Awareness Week, and San Luis Valley Health is providing resources on what we are doing to ensure all of our patients are safe while we care for them.The theme of this year’s Patient Safety Awareness Week is...
SLV Health Nurse Recognized with Fire Starter Award
Mar 10, 2015
This past Saturday, San Luis Valley Health’s Julie Ramstetter was presented with the Fire Starter Award at the 15th Annual Wilz Trauma Symposium in Pueblo.Ramstetter is a Registered Nurse and serves as the Trauma Nurse Coordinator at San Luis Valley Health.“This was an honor to be...
The Perfect Storm
Mar 3, 2015
A combination of vision, leadership, teamwork and commitment to community helped the Labor and Delivery Team at San Luis Valley Health provide excellent service to a pair of expectant mothers just over one week ago.Leeann Buxman gave birth to Kolton Buxman on February 22nd at San Luis Valley Health...
Culture of Safety Survey
Mar 3, 2015
By Dr. Greg McAuliffe, Chief Medical Officer“Primum non nocere” . That is a Latin term that literally means “Above all do no harm”.  It  was, and remains, the fundamental medical precept of the delivery of healthcare as laid out by Hippocrates almost 2,500...
Employee Campaign Starts Next Week
Mar 3, 2015
By Kelly Gurule, Foundation DirectorOn Tuesday, March 10th, we will begin our 2015 Employee Campaign.  This campaign improves patient services and helps employees support one another.  Since 2004, employees of San Luis Valley Health have donated over $400,000 back to improving...
Counting the Homeless: A Daunting Task
Feb 24, 2015
Written by Lance Cheslock, Executive Director of La Puente Home Inc.Every year, cities and regions throughout Colorado are required to conduct a “point-in-time” count that surveys  people who are “homeless”.  This number is reported to the State and to the...


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