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Core Values

We have a clear vision, mission statement, and set of core values that allows us to provide excellent quality healthcare close to home for those residing in or traveling through the San Luis Valley.

Core Values

Our core values are like building blocks beginning with Integrity, Respect and Commitment. Building upon this base are Learning and Innovation. At the pinnacle is Joy.

Vision: Your Trusted Partner in Health

Our integrated organization reflects our commitment to a broad view of healthcare and a vision for our evolving role in the future.

We provide the care and management of whole communities in addition to an individual patient’s episode of care. At the same time, we are committed to care that is personalized for each patient, includes state of the art technology, skills and facilities, and is combined with a level of service that builds confidence and trust.

Your: San Luis Valley Health serves everyone who needs us in the Valley. We belong to the community and are governed by a volunteer board of lay people and providers. Our hospitals and clinics are an asset of the community for which we are the stewards.

Trusted: Our excellence in services, skills, and competence, combined with our integrity and transparency will earn the respect and trust of everyone.

Partner: We are committed to engaging with patients in their health and with other providers in the Valley who share a commitment to the health of our community and our goal to have a personal connection with patients and families. We create relationships through excellence and compassion.

Health: Our organization has a broad view of our role in health focusing on wellness, prevention, chronic illness management and a healthier state of being. We seek to care for the whole person rather than an incident of care or a particular place of service.


Our mission is “To be a Premier, Fully Integrated Rural Health Care System Providing Exceptional, Patient-Centered Services to the San Luis Valley”.

San Luis Valley Health embraces its responsibility as the leading healthcare provider for the 50,000 people living in our alpine Valley of 8,100 square miles.

Premier: To be recognized as a high performing organization through feedback from our customers, comparison to others, and benchmarking data. Our Whole System Measures will reflect “Premier” performance which we generally assign as top quartile.

Fully Integrated: We will organize ourselves with our providers, colleagues and partners, such that the coordination of care, transfer of information and efficiency of operation is maximized. We will be consistent in the inclusion of providers in leadership and decision-making for clinical, operational, and strategic aspects of our organization.

Exceptional Services: Our goal is excellence of performance in all aspects of the services we provide. This will be based on measurable outcomes for quality, safety, service, and operating costs.

Patient/Family Centered: The focal point of our entire organization is care and treatment of the patient and their family. With that in mind, we will consciously consider programs, services, policies, procedures, and each aspect of the work we do with the patient in mind. We will seek the patient/family voice in our efforts to provide and improve health services.

San Luis Valley: We recognize that our Mission is to serve residents and communities throughout the six counties of the Valley.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At SLV Health, our leadership is committed to supporting and prioritizing the implementation of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program. This program is designed to reduce health disparities in the care we provide to our patients. We are committed to ensuring we provide equitable, safe, and quality care to all who choose us for their healthcare needs. Click here for SLV Health's Chief Medical Officer’s letter of commitment.