Rice Appointed to AMA Alliance Board
Jun 23, 2017
Chicago, IL - Mary Rice, Laboratory Director at San Luis Valley Health, was elected to the American Medical Association (AMA) Alliance’s Board of Directors for a one year term on June 13, 2017.  She will serve as the Director of the Governance Council which oversees organizational affairs....
Cancer Center Breaks Ground
Jun 9, 2017
It seems that everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer.  SLV Health broke ground on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 106 Blanca Avenue to build an addition on to the front of the Regional Medical Center to expand and improve the medical treatment for patients in need of infusion...
2017 Lids for Kids
Jun 8, 2017
Lids for Kids Event Returns to Cole Park on June 29th, 2017 When helicopters, fire trucks and free bikes come together, it may seem like a dream come true for kids! SLV Health will be celebrating the 2nd Annual Lids for Kids event on Thursday June 29th from 4-6:30pm at Cole Park in...
Signing the Sustainability of Rural Colorado Bill (SB17-267) into Law
May 31, 2017
Fowler, Colorado.  May 30, 2017. Governor John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill (SB) 17-267, the Colorado Rural Sustainability Act, into law, creating the Hospital Provider Fee enterprise and providing much needed transportation and education funding for rural Colorado. The Colorado...
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...
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...
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...

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