Solis Honored as Chaplain of the Quarter
Apr 23, 2014
Over 10 years has passed since Ezekiel Solis begin serving San Luis Valley Health as a chaplain.  He was not sure what to expect when he started in his role.  Now, he would not have traded the experience for anything.As Solis prepares to leave his role as a chaplain to tend to his...
CEO Martin Keynotes Lean in Lunch
Apr 23, 2014
Konnie Martin, CEO of San Luis Valley Health, was the keynote speaker for the third in a series of quarterly gatherings for SLV Women called "Lean in Lunch".  Ms. Martin gave an inspiring and entertaining account of her journey to becoming a hospital CEO, a position predominantly...
An Update on the Healthcare Exchange
Apr 23, 2014
The following is a "Letter to the Editor" that Donna Wehe, Hub Coordinator for Connect for Health Colorado-SLV and SE region, recently wrote to The Valley Courier.Dear Editor,Many of your readers might be interested in the results of the first six months of Open Enrollment in...
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...

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