Dr. Liz Thomas Hensley Speaks at Lean In
Oct 16, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017, SLV Lean In welcomed Liz Thomas Hensley, PhD., Associate Professor of Marketing and MBA Director at Adams State College, to speak on her career and experience as a business professional. In her discussion, Liz spoke on her life in the San Luis Valley for over 20 years,...
SLV Health Participates in 2017 Fall CHA Career Fair
Oct 13, 2017
San Luis Valley Health was well represented at the 2017 Fall CHA Career Fair at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver on October 4th.  Healthcare representatives and job seekers from across the state had the special pleasure of listening to our very own CEO Konnie Martin, who...
Vaccination Rates for Newborns Exceed State Benchmark at SLV Health
Oct 9, 2017
Alamosa, Colorado  In October of 2017, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment recognized San Luis Valley Health for exceeding the state standard for vaccinating newborns against hepatitis B. This is important because the CDC estimates that 800 newborns in...
Swing Bed is a Great Option for Many Patients
Sep 15, 2017
Swing Bed is A Great Option for Many Patients What does the term “swing bed” mean?  Swing bed refers to the practice of “swinging” patients from one level of care – acute care that requires hospitalization – to the next level – continued skilled nursing and rehabilitation services as the...
San Luis Valley Health Recognizes Sepsis Awareness Month
Sep 1, 2017
In early August The Valley Courier published a guest opinion by Shawna Manzanares regarding the threat of Sepsis.  San Luis Valley Health (SLVH) joins Ms. Manzanares in honoring September as Sepsis Awareness Month.  Every two minutes, someone dies from sepsis in the United States –...
Dr. David Geiger appointed as Medical Director of Surgical Services
Aug 29, 2017
San Luis Valley Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Greg McAuliffe has announced the appointment of Dr. David Geiger as Medical Director of Surgical Services effective September 1, 2017.  Dr. Geiger came to San Luis Valley Health as a General Surgeon in 2006 and is joined by Carla Crist...
SLV Health Trauma Participates in "Stop the Bleed"
Aug 22, 2017
A nationwide “Stop the Bleed” campaign has been started over the past couple years in an attempt to educate first responders and the general public on how to potentially save lives when the opportunity arises. Inspired by the idea, SLV Health’s Trauma Committee along with Trauma...
Over $20,000 was awarded to SLV Health Clinics
Aug 9, 2017
On the morning of Tuesday, August 1st, SLV Health was recognized for their efforts in reducing non-urgent Emergency Department (ED) visits. Over $20,000 was awarded by Integrated Community Health Partners (ICHP Colorado) to San Luis Valley Health (SLVH) clinics in La Jara, Antonito...
SLV Health Celebrates 4th of July in Alamosa Parade
Jul 4, 2017
The theme for Alamosa's 4th of July Parade was "Superheroes Among Us," and we didn't have to look far!  All of our staff and family and friends volunteered to make the parade a success!  We gave magnets, balls, water and popscicles to the crowd as we showed our own theme: "...
Lids for Kids Event Fills Cole Park in Alamosa
Jul 4, 2017
Alamosa, Colorado - June 29, 2017.  San Luis Valley Health hosted the 2nd annual Lids for Kids bike and safety event in Cole Park where free helmets and bikes were won by children in the community. The registration process ended early with 1,000 kids registering to get a chance to win a...

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