SLV Health Sends Four to Nightingale Awards
Apr 16, 2014
San Luis Valley Health is pleased to announce that four of its nurses have been selected to represent the organization at the 2014 Nightingale Luminary Awards in Denver.The Nightingale Awards event was founded in 1985 to honor nurses who best exemplify the philosophy and practice of Florence...
A Patient's Note
Apr 9, 2014
Below is a note that was recently left as part of a feedback form distributed to patients at San Luis Valley Health. I am from Bear Creek and my permanent home is in Tennessee, but I am here 6-7 months per year.  In the past I have had several occasions that required Physical Therapy....
Hettinger’s Generosity Blazes Trail for Foundation’s Legacy Program
Apr 9, 2014
“Adequate healthcare facilities are vital to any community, and San Luis Valley Health does an excellent job in providing those services to the community.”Those were the words of Beverly and Dale Hettinger when asked why it was important to them to include the San Luis Valley Health...
SLV Health Educates About Food Waste
Apr 8, 2014
Mark Lara, Director of Nutrition Services at San Luis Valley Health, believes the kitchen is the heart of the home.  “It is a place of warmth, joy, communication, and sharing.”It’s for that reason that Lara passionately cares about the process of preparing each dish, from the...
"Yarn Bombers" Give SLV Health A New Touch
Apr 2, 2014
The walls of the second-floor Artrium at San Luis Valley Health’s Regional Medical Center are lined with beautiful works of art.  The entire room offers a special sense of tranquility, made even more special by the fact that the artwork that decorates it is produced by artists of the San...
Connect for Health Colorado Signs Up Over 100,000
Apr 2, 2014
Recently, I sat down with Donna Wehe, the Connect for Health Colorado Hub Coordinator for the San Luis Valley and Southeastern Colorado region.  We spoke about the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, and how Wehe and her team helped thousands of Coloradans find health...
PET/CT Scans the Latest Service Added at SLV Health
Apr 2, 2014
The Imaging Services Department of San Luis Valley Health is excited to announce the arrival of PET/CT scans to residents of the San Luis Valley.The PET/CT scan is a new imaging tool that combines two scan techniques in one exam—a PET scan and a CT scan.  PET/CT is mainly used for...
Winners of Four-Week Individual Team Challenge Announced
Apr 2, 2014
The winners of the "Four-Week Individual Team Challenge" were announced Wednesday.  The Challenge was designed by SLV Health's Wellness Coordinator Annika Braun and challenged employees to walk an average of 10,000 steps per day over four weeks.  Employees tracked their...
La Puente Hosts Hunger Education Week
Apr 2, 2014
La Puente will be hosting a Hunger Education Week starting Sunday, April 6th with an SLV Crop Hunger Walk at Cole Park.  Employees may earn an HRA point for attending either the event on April 6th (Hunger Walk) or the event on April 7th (Shopping Tour).  
National Public Health Week--Quitting Tobacco Use
Apr 1, 2014
As we enter National Public Health Week, please remember that tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the U.S.As described in the 2014 Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, ...

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