The Perfect Storm
Mar 3, 2015
A combination of vision, leadership, teamwork and commitment to community helped the Labor and Delivery Team at San Luis Valley Health provide excellent service to a pair of expectant mothers just over one week ago.Leeann Buxman gave birth to Kolton Buxman on February 22nd at San Luis Valley Health...
Culture of Safety Survey
Mar 3, 2015
By Dr. Greg McAuliffe, Chief Medical Officer“Primum non nocere” . That is a Latin term that literally means “Above all do no harm”.  It  was, and remains, the fundamental medical precept of the delivery of healthcare as laid out by Hippocrates almost 2,500...
Employee Campaign Starts Next Week
Mar 3, 2015
By Kelly Gurule, Foundation DirectorOn Tuesday, March 10th, we will begin our 2015 Employee Campaign.  This campaign improves patient services and helps employees support one another.  Since 2004, employees of San Luis Valley Health have donated over $400,000 back to improving...
Counting the Homeless: A Daunting Task
Feb 24, 2015
Written by Lance Cheslock, Executive Director of La Puente Home Inc.Every year, cities and regions throughout Colorado are required to conduct a “point-in-time” count that surveys  people who are “homeless”.  This number is reported to the State and to the...
Awards and Recognition OASIS Team Recognizes Employees
Feb 20, 2015
Recently, members of the Awards and Recognition OASIS Team went out to recognize some great individuals within the San Luis Valley Health organization.Video: Watch these awesome employees get recognized.Diann Martinez: Patient Account Representative--San Luis Valley Health CardiologyDiann is always...
American Heart Month
Feb 17, 2015
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, San Luis Valley Health is proudly participating in American Heart Month.We offer tobacco cessation, diabetes management, wellness services, and behavioral...
Dr. James Garner Joins San Luis Valley Health Family Medicine
Feb 16, 2015
San Luis Valley Health is pleased to welcome Dr. James Garner to the Family Medicine Clinic.  Dr. Garner will practice out of the San Luis Valley Health Stuart Avenue Clinic in Alamosa.Prior to joining the team at San Luis Valley Health, Dr. Garner ran a private practice in Woodward, Oklahoma...
Patient Enters Full Remission
Feb 11, 2015
Nearly one year ago, Ronda Benavidez was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the immune system.  Today, she is in full remission.San Luis Valley Health first published a story on Benavidez in September of 2014, shortly after Benavidez had begun treatment. ...
San Luis Valley Health Hospitals Help Reduce Costs and Harm
Feb 11, 2015
Thirty-two acute care Colorado hospitals, including San Luis Valley Health’s Regional Medical Center and Conejos County Hospital, have participated in a quality improvement project led by the Colorado Hospital Association over the past three years.The project was created to reduce harm by 40...
Women's Health Team Hosts Lunch and Learn
Feb 11, 2015
By Jefferson GeigerOver 50 people attended last week’s Women’s Health Lunch and Learn. Presented by Dr. Carmelo Hernandez and Dr. Amy Robertson of San Luis Valley Health’s Women’s Health Clinic, the pair discussed well-woman exams and screenings women need.“It was a...

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