SLV Health Patient All Smiles on Signing Day
Aug 27, 2014
This past January, a San Luis Valley Health patient and his Physical Therapy team were featured on the television show, “The Doctors”, as part of a showcasing of the young man’s disease. As followers may remember, Jaiden Gullickson is an eight-year old boy that suffers from...
Local Business Leaders Aide in Diabetes Services
Aug 26, 2014
When they heard that their employee’s wife was struggling with her diabetes, local business owners Bob and Rita Carlucci, owners of Carlucci’s and Colorado Sports, just wanted to help.  “We had hired this employee and had been nothing but impressed by his work ethic and good...
Donor Alliance to Educate on Organ Donation
Aug 20, 2014
This October will mark the one-year anniversary of Howard Cox becoming a changed man.  Cox, a Physician’s Assistant at San Luis Valley Health, was the organ recipient of a new kidney and pancreas in October of last year.A Type 1 Diabetes sufferer since age five, Cox had begun to...
Youth and Tobacco: Keeping You Safe as You Head Back to School
Aug 19, 2014
Every day, 3,200 people under the age of 18 smoke their first cigarette. As if it isn’t obvious, tobacco is very addictive.This comes from the addictive ingredient in tobacco called nicotine. This means that if the rate of underage smoking continues 5.6 million of people smoking under the age...
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...

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