Back to School: Well Child Checks
Aug 13, 2014
Back to School Well Child Checks are currently being offered at five different locations throughout the San Luis Valley.  The Well Child Check is a comprehensive, annual exam around growth, development and social well-being for your child and also includes all required vaccinations.  This...
San Luis Valley Health Laboratory Receives Accreditation
Aug 13, 2014
We are pleased to announce that the San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center Laboratory has passed an on-site inspection to receive accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP).  The laboratory team, lead by Dr. Kendal Knaus and Lab Director Mary Rice, was measured...
Stephanie L. Miner Quilt Enters Seventh Year of Making a Difference
Aug 13, 2014
Developed in 2008 as a way to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer, the Stephanie L. Miner Quilt has done just that over the past seven years.The quilt is made each year by Bev Hettinger, a friend of the San Luis Valley Health Foundation and is auctioned off at the annual Stephanie...
SLV Health Team Members Share in Tu Casa Success
Aug 6, 2014
Written by Jefferson GeigerFueled by the passion of several individuals making up the Tu Casa team, Tu Casa Inc. recently broke ground on a project to begin renovations and additions to the building set to house the Children’s Advocacy Center of the San Luis Valley.  The center is...
Dr. Cooper Offers EMG Insights
Aug 6, 2014
The following is an article that our neurologist, Dr. Bill Cooper submitted to Pinnacol Assurance as part of Pinnacol's "Provider Pulse".  Dr. Cooper is a Diplomat of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and is Board Certified Neurologist. He began practicing...
Paramedics are Now Critical Care Certified
Jul 30, 2014
In addition to providing one of two full paramedic staffs in the state, Alamosa County Ambulance now has three critical care paramedics. Douglas Wagaman, Robert Cook and Travis Koppenhafer have completed five months of education and associated national testing to become certified critical care...
Bonfils Blood Drive A Success
Jul 30, 2014
Written by Jefferson GeigerThirty-six donors showed up at the Grizzly Education Center on the San Luis Valley Health campus yesterday for the Bonfils Blood Drive, hosted by San Luis Valley Health.“We were hoping for a turnout of 22 donors, so it was great that we had 36 people come out to...
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...

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