SLV Medical Hall of Fame Inducts 2017 Class
May 22, 2017
ALAMOSA, CO – Three nurses and four doctors were recognized on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the SLV Health Education and Conference Center, Alamosa, for their leadership and years of service in the second annual SLV Medical Hall of Fame ceremony.  The class that was inducted in 2017 includes: Dr....
Hospital Provider Fee to Become an Enterprise
May 16, 2017
Have you heard?  The Hospital Provider Fee (HPF), which is a method for reimbursement for hospitals, was part of an approved bill in the Colorado State Legislature on May 10, 2017, which officially will move it into a separate enterprise fund.  Why is this a big deal?  This...
A Night to Remember
May 16, 2017
Oh What a Night!  SLV Health Conejos County Hospital Administrator, Kelly Gallegos, was selected as a recipient of the 2017 Statewide Nightingale Luminary Award winner at the reception on May 13, 2017.  Upon hearing her name announced for the state’s highest nursing honor, Kelly remarked...
SLV Health Celebrates 90 Year History During Hospital Week
Apr 27, 2017
April, 2017, Alamosa, Colorado. Submitted by Donna Wehe On December 7, 1927, the Lutheran Hospital Association of the San Luis Valley and its Board of Directors was officially formed. What happened before this historic date, during this exciting time in history, and where are we at...
SLV Health Primary Care Participating in Historic Public-Private Partnership to Strengthen Primary Care
Apr 11, 2017
WHAT IT MEANS TO PARTICIPATE IN A COMPREHENSIVE PRIMARY CARE PLUS PROGRAM Submitted by Marie Henderson, April, 2017   SLV Health is one of more than 2,900 primary care practices nationwide participating in Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), a partnership between payer partners...
Patient Safety Excellence Award San Luis Valley Health wins 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award
Apr 5, 2017
Healthgrades is pleased to announce recipients of the 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award (TM) where SLV Health is listed as one of three hospitals in Colorado to receive this award. Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award recognizes hospitals for their excellent performance in...
Where For Care Where For Care
Mar 27, 2017
A collaboration of health organizations across Colorado have joined together in a new statewide health education effort to help people understand how to access the right care, at the right time, at the right level. The goal of the “Where for Care” campaign is to create consumer awareness around the...
Provider Scores Providers Receive Top Scores in Patient Satisfaction Survey
Mar 13, 2017
      On March 9th, 2017 five SLV Health providers were celebrated for receiving top scores from patient survey data collected from 2015 to 2016: Dr. Carmelo Hernandez (OBGYN), Dr. Nuwan Pilapitiya (Family Practice), Brian Jackson-PA-C (Family Practice), Dr. Thom Miller (Pediatrics), and Dr. Aaron...
13th Annual SLV Nightingale Dinner
Mar 1, 2017
February 24, 2017.  Alamosa, Colorado.  Congratulations to nine nurses who were honored at the 13th Annual SLV Nightingale Dinner at Adams State University.  Sandi Beheiry, VWHS; Kelly Sims, RGH; Kayla Beirger, RGH; Kelly Gallegos, SLV Health; Nina Harmsen, SLV Health; Shannon Muniz, SLV Health;...
SLV Health’s La Jara Clinic Excels in CDPHE CMS Survey
Feb 27, 2017
La Jara, Colorado.   On January 5, 2017, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment’s Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) conducted a surprise survey at SLV Health’s La Jara Clinic.  Even though it had been over ten years with a lot of changes over that time, the...

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