Donor Alliance to Educate on Organ Donation
Aug 20, 2014
This October will mark the one-year anniversary of Howard Cox becoming a changed man.  Cox, a Physician’s Assistant at San Luis Valley Health, was the organ recipient of a new kidney and pancreas in October of last year.A Type 1 Diabetes sufferer since age five, Cox had begun to...
Back to School: How to Stay Fit as a Family
Aug 13, 2014
25 Ways Your Family Can Stay Fit         Mom runs while kids run or bike ride along sideSwim Laps at the poolCircuit workout in house, driveway, or backyardFamily bike ride (I pull my youngest in trailer behind)High school or middle school track and...
Back to School: Well Child Checks
Aug 13, 2014
Back to School Well Child Checks are currently being offered at five different locations throughout the San Luis Valley.  The Well Child Check is a comprehensive, annual exam around growth, development and social well-being for your child and also includes all required vaccinations.  This...
Dr. Cooper Offers EMG Insights
Aug 6, 2014
The following is an article that our neurologist, Dr. Bill Cooper submitted to Pinnacol Assurance as part of Pinnacol's "Provider Pulse".  Dr. Cooper is a Diplomat of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and is Board Certified Neurologist. He began practicing...
Paramedics are Now Critical Care Certified
Jul 30, 2014
In addition to providing one of two full paramedic staffs in the state, Alamosa County Ambulance now has three critical care paramedics. Douglas Wagaman, Robert Cook and Travis Koppenhafer have completed five months of education and associated national testing to become certified critical care...
Seven Exercises to Do at Work
Jul 29, 2014
ClenchesFor buns of steel, clench your buttocks and hold for ten seconds. Do five sets of eight reps. The beauty of this exercise is that your supervisors and coworkers won’t see any movement and need not even know that you’re secretly exercising on the job.Ankle RotationsRotate your...
Salad in a Jar
Jul 24, 2014
Written by Annika Braun, Wellness CoordinatorI love this idea because the layers allow you to make five of these jars ahead of time on the weekend, in preparation for the week, without having the veggies get soggy! I just bring a big Tupperware container with me to work to dump it into to make...
Keeping You Informed on HIPAA
Jun 20, 2014
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)Treating patient's privacy and confidentiality is of the utmost importance to San Luis Valley Health.  HIPAA was enacted, in part, to ensure proper safeguards were in place to protect this vital information for patients.  ...
Dr. Bill Cooper Brings Neurology Back to San Luis Valley
Jun 11, 2014
SLV Health made a dynamic hire when Dr. Bill Cooper stepped on board this week.Cooper becomes the San Luis Valley’s only Neurologist, a service that residents had to leave the area to receive prior to his arrival.“It is a real privilege to bring Neurology services to the San Luis Valley...
Employees Offered Educational Assistance
Jun 11, 2014
Employees requested the increase of education in all areas of the organization when submitting the Employee Engagement and Education Surveys.  Many employees requested specific assistance with higher education, educational conferences and professional certifications.  We heard you!The...

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