Patient Praises Emergency Department Team
Jan 28, 2015
Earlier this month, a patient was admitted to the San Luis Valley Health Emergency Department in Alamosa. Given the circumstances that usually accompany one’s visit to the Emergency Department, this can be an unpleasant experience.This time, that was not the case.  The staff made sure...
Laboratory Tour Inspires Woman's Career Path
Jan 27, 2015
When Casey Penland came to San Luis Valley Health’s laboratory for a tour, she had no idea that her visit would inspire a path towards a rewarding career.“I have always been interested in medicine, science, and patient care,” stated Penfield.  “It was not until I toured...
WOW Scrubs at SLV Health February 5th
Jan 26, 2015
WOW Scrubs will be at San Luis Valley Health on February 5th.  Please see the flier below for more information.  A portion of the sales are donated to the San Luis Valley Health Foundation.  Contact Kelly Gurule at 719-587-5787 for more information.     ...
Patient and Advisory Council: A Key Part of San Luis Valley Health's Quality Improvement
Jan 21, 2015
In May of 2014, the Family Practice and Internal Medicine Clinics of San Luis Valley Health began their own Patient & Family Advisory Council.This Council consists of 10 patient and/or family advisors, one R.N., one Clinic Manager, one Admission Representative, and one physician.Our VisionThe...
Dr. Pilapitiya to Move to Alamosa Family Medicine
Jan 21, 2015
Written by Jefferson GeigerDr. L. Nuwan Pilapitiya, who has been practicing in Family Medicine at the La Jara Medical Clinic for five years, will now be joining Dr. Sarah McAlpine, DO and Ed Kulp, PA-C in Family Medicine at the Stuart Ave. Clinic in Alamosa.He will begin...
San Luis Valley Health Offers Patients Access to Free Patient Portal
Jan 20, 2015
As a friendly reminder, several months ago San Luis Valley Health launched a new Patient Portal that patients are able to access for free as part of their care at San Luis Valley Health.What is a Patient Portal?A patient portal is a secure, online website that gives patients convenient 24 hour...
Dr. Amy Carpenter Joins SLV Health Family Medicine
Jan 14, 2015
The San Luis Valley Health team is excited to welcome Dr. Amy Carpenter to the Family Medicine Clinic of the organization.  Dr. Carpenter will practice out of the San Luis Valley Health La Jara Medical Clinic.Dr. Carpenter has spent the past six years in the San Luis Valley, working with...
Surgical Nurses Get Into Spirit of Giving
Jan 13, 2015
Over the Holiday Season, the nurses of the General Surgery team at San Luis Valley Health extended their hands to several community members to make their holidays more comfortable. The team purchased food, clothing that included winter coats, and other household items to help a handful of...
A Letter from A Special Patient
Jan 7, 2015
The Emergency Department is never a place that a child wants to be, but unfortunately, that is where 10-year old Mia Esquer-Montoya found herself this past Friday.Fortunately, Mia is out of the hospital and is doing well.  She was kind enough to send us a note and drawing describing the...
Women's Health Encourages Cervical Cancer Screenings
Jan 7, 2015
As part of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, the Women’s Health Team at San Luis Valley Health is encouraging women to schedule their annual Pap test if needed, an important step in early detection of cervical cancer. Women 21 and older should schedule a Pap test every three to five years...

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