Konnie Martin at Capitol Martin testifies for HPF Enterprise Bill
Apr 4, 2016
On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst (D-Boulder) presented House Bill (HB) 16-1420, Colorado Hospital Affordability and Sustainability Enterprise (CHASE), to the House Committee on Appropriations. The bill proposes creating an enterprise in which the Hospital Affordability...
Karla Hardesty Hardesty Selected as Hospital Trustee Delegate
Oct 14, 2015
Karla Hardesty was recently selected for another three-year term as a hospital trustee delegate on the American Hospital Association's (AHA) Regional Policy Board for Region 8 (Mountain States). The Regional Policy Boards (RPBs) of the AHA assist in fostering and maintaining communication...
SLV Health ER SLV Health Officially Declared a Level III Trauma Center
Sep 30, 2015
San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center, previously a Level IV Trauma Center, recently received a letter from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) officially declaring them a Level III Trauma Center.Full Efforts for PatientsThe effort required to be considered for...
Gallegos Testifies in Support of Senate Bill
May 20, 2015
On March 23, 2015, SB15-197 was introduced into the House of the Colorado General Assembly.  The bill would allow advanced practice nurses to obtain full prescriptive authority after 1,000 practice hours and would receive provisional prescriptive authority immediately.  Earlier this week...
CEO Konnie Martin Delivers Presentation on Community Conversations
Apr 14, 2015
As part of the “Redefining the H” campaign that has been launched by the American Hospital Association, hospitals across the country are exploring ways to communicate changes to their communities. Recently, San Luis Valley Health CEO Konnie Martin delivered a presentation at an...
Celebrating Patient Safety Awareness Week
Mar 10, 2015
Written by Dr. Greg McAuliffe, Chief Medical OfficerThis week is Patient Safety Awareness Week, and San Luis Valley Health is providing resources on what we are doing to ensure all of our patients are safe while we care for them.The theme of this year’s Patient Safety Awareness Week is “United in...
Culture of Safety Survey
Mar 3, 2015
By Dr. Greg McAuliffe, Chief Medical Officer“Primum non nocere” . That is a Latin term that literally means “Above all do no harm”.  It  was, and remains, the fundamental medical precept of the delivery of healthcare as laid out by Hippocrates almost 2,500...
San Luis Valley Health Hospitals Help Reduce Costs and Harm
Feb 11, 2015
Thirty-two acute care Colorado hospitals, including San Luis Valley Health’s Regional Medical Center and Conejos County Hospital, have participated in a quality improvement project led by the Colorado Hospital Association over the past three years.The project was created to reduce harm by 40...
Dr. Pilapitiya Moves to Alamosa Family Medicine
Feb 4, 2015
Dr. L. Nuwan Pilapitiya, who has been practicing in Family Medicine at the La Jara Medical Clinic for five years, will now be joining Dr. Sarah McAlpine, DO and Ed Kulp, PA-C in Family Medicine at the Stuart Ave. Clinic in Alamosa.Dr. Pilapitiya and his wife recently celebrated...
Patient and Advisory Council: A Key Part of San Luis Valley Health's Quality Improvement
Jan 21, 2015
In May of 2014, the Family Practice and Internal Medicine Clinics of San Luis Valley Health began their own Patient & Family Advisory Council.This Council consists of 10 patient and/or family advisors, one R.N., one Clinic Manager, one Admission Representative, and one physician.Our VisionThe...

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