Bolos and Boots Gives Foundation a Boost
Jul 23, 2014
Written by Jefferson GeigerThis past Friday night, the San Luis Valley Health community came together for the annual Bolos and Boots fundraising event. Dressed up in their best Western attire at The Grille at Cattails Golf Course, 140 people dined and donated to the organization’s foundation....
New CAUTI Bundle Minimizes Harm
Jul 23, 2014
Written by Jefferson GeigerTo prevent Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI), a new checklist has been implemented at San Luis Valley Health to make sure operations run smoothly. Surgeons and nurses have been educated in regards to the checklist, so that the roughly 150 insertions a...
A Successful Vegetable Garden
Jul 23, 2014
Written by Marie HendersonThe PRO-Fit Healthy Lifestyles program has worked hard this summer, bringing the San Luis Valley Health garden back to life after the winter season. The garden started with funding provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  With a...
New Trend in Treating Chronic Pain
Jul 16, 2014
Using a combination of narcotics management, Physical Therapy and Behavioral Therapy, Dr. Mugabe Walker in Internal Medicine has seen successful treatment of chronic pain.The combination of managing pain narcotics with services like physical and behavioral therapy, has helped patients recoup from...
Patient Breathing Easy
Jul 9, 2014
One week ago, San Luis Valley Health patient Martha Moreno was having a fair amount of trouble breathing because of clogged sinuses.  Today, she is having a much easier time.Moreno was the latest patient that has taken advantage of Balloon Sinuplasty, an innovative procedure offered at San...
Quilt Care Packages Arrive
Jul 3, 2014
The Quilting Guild of Alamosa has started a program in tandem with the oncology department to donate a care package to patients.Members of the guild have had family members who had cancer so they wanted to give back to the community. The guild will be making about six 50 by 60 inch quilts a month...
New Breast Prosthetics Come to SLV Health
Jul 2, 2014
Written by Jefferson GeigerMastectomy patients will now be able to live a more comfortable life thanks to Horizon Prosthetics. The company from Colorado Springs has innovative technology that allows them to do a laser scan of the chest to get accurate measurements. Once scanned, the women can...
The Dangers of Smokeless Tobacco
Jul 2, 2014
Written by Lisyuri GallardoRecently, San Diego Padres baseball player Tony Gwynn died of mouth cancer that was caused by his habit of using a form of smokeless tobacco called dipping tobacco. Gwynn had been in contact with dipping tobacco during his entire 20-year major league baseball career.As...
Raising the Bar in Patient Safety
Jun 25, 2014
In an effort to continue to be transparent with our patients and guide each of them into the changing landscape of healthcare, we are summarizing some of the achievements that have taken place in the past six months regarding patient safety.One of our primary focuses and goals is providing our...
CCH Celebrates Perfect Score in Lab Testing
Jun 18, 2014
The Laboratory Staff at Conejos County Hospital recently participated in a series of proficiency tests required by federal law. In order to maintain the ability to provide laboratory services to patients, CCH and other hospitals are mandated to participate in such tests and score at or above a...

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