SLV Health Clinic Launches Electronic Medical Records
Jul 30, 2012
This week, the SLV Health physician clinics in Alamosa, Monte Vista, La Jara and Antonito are taking important steps towards implementing and adopting a complete electronic health record (EHR). SLV Health physician Silvia Abreu, MD, left, goes over a paper file with Liz Espinoza, RN, as Alan...
Russ Johnson Explains the Supreme Court's Decision
Jul 3, 2012
You should be able to get the care you need, when you need it.  That's why health care leaders and elected officials are working hard to improve the way you access and pay for health care services. Watch the videos below to get a better understanding of what the Supreme Court's recent...
Prevention Starts with YOU
May 31, 2012
Take the long view with your health by doing things today for a healthier tomorrow. One of the main purposes of health care reform is to get more people covered.  Without some kind of coverage, individuals are more likely to put off going to the doctor or scheduling preventive services like...
Salazar Addresses ACA Provisions
Mar 29, 2012
  Marguerite Salazar gives a presentation in Alamosa about the Affordable Care Act. As the Supreme Court began wrestling with the Affordable Care Act on Monday, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director Marguerite Salazar gave a presentation in Alamosa on some of the act's...
Konnie Martin Keeps Pace with Changes
Mar 23, 2012
The transformation of Konnie Martin’s career in healthcare administration since 2010 is practically on track with the extensive changes occurring in the nation’s health care system. First, she became Vice President of Finance and Physician Services at SLV Healthr; a year later, she transferred to...
US Health Care: The Good News
Feb 22, 2012
The United States is the only industrialized democracy that doesn’t provide health care for all its citizens. There have been efforts for nearly a century to cover everyone, but the pressing question still is: how would we pay for it. In fact, it is possible.  There are counties all across the...
Why Your Voice Matters in Health Care
Jan 10, 2012
By Russ JohnsonYour Health Matters!For the past few years, we have seen significant changes to our health care system. You may sometimes feel that the decisions from Washington or Denver are far away don’t really affect you, but they do. The reality is that we are all affected by whether our...
Hospitals Offer More than Care
Nov 22, 2011
When you think of what hospitals provide to Coloradans, we hope what comes to mind first is life-saving and compassionate healthcare. It's also important to note that hospitals provide other things of significance these days: good jobs and support for the local and state economies. A study...
Celebrating a Century of Health Care Improvements
Aug 25, 2011
No matter the political climate today, both Republican and Democratic presidents and members of congress have tried for a century to provide universal health benefits to Americans. The future will be no different, no matter if Obama holds the reigns or a Republican hopeful takes his place. ...

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