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San Luis Valley Health is proud to be the recipient of several nationally-recognized awards that demonstrate our facility's on-going commitment to our strategic initiatives that fulfills our vision to be "your trusted partner in health." Check out our accolades and celebrations! Follow SLVHNews for many more stories.

Our patient-centered focus and quality care is demonstrated through the dedication of leaders, nurses, medical staff and the caring physicians who help us achieve award-winning patient care.

San Luis Valley Health is continually adding technology, services, and cutting edge training.

TeleNephrology for Inpatient Dialysis.

SLV Health Improves Sepsis Care.

Orthopedics team adds technology to aid in knee replacement surgeries.

Imaging department adds 3-D mammography services.

Nurse residency program is popular with staff and patients.

Konnie Martin, SLVH CEO, Interviewed on Public Radio

February 4, 2019. Konnie Martin was interviewed on behalf of the American Hospital Association on Public Radio and explained that "the situation is looking grim for access to Behavioral Health in Western States.” AHA put out a press release outlining the challenges.

Dr. David Geiger & The SLVH Trauma Team Recognized by Centura Health

Kelly Gallegos, Director for Quality and Safety at San Luis Valley Health, shared this video from the conference on LinkedIn.


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San Luis Valley, Colorado, April 8, 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 safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stay. These hospitals are in the top 10% in the nation for patient safety. Read more…

Colorado department of public health and enviornment logoIn October of 2017, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment recognized San Luis Valley Health for exceeding the state standard for vaccinating newborns against hepatitis B. This is important because the CDC estimates that 800 newborns in the U.S. are chronically infected each year from exposure at birth or during the first months of life. The first dose of hepatitis B vaccine is a crucial initial step to protect infants from lifelong hepatitis B infection and liver disease. In 2016, at the SLV Regional Medical Center, 468 infants were born at the hospital with a hepatitis B birth dose rate of 85%. The percent at Colorado hospitals was 76%. This is an important achievement and the medical staff are to be commended for their hard work and using best practices. Using standard orders is an effective way to increase the hepatitis B birth dose vaccination rates.

Logo for HSECSan Luis Valley Health received a Summit Award as the Hospital Provider of Choice; and also two Pinnacle Awards as the Hospital Provider of Choice and for Patti Thompson as the Inspiring Administrator at the 2018 HealthCare Service Excellence Conference in San Antonio, Texas! The Summit Award is the highest award of excellence presented at the HealthCare Service Excellence Conference. Read More...
San Luis Valley, Colorado, Febuary 8, 2017 - National HealthCare Service Excellence Awards for 2016 were presented to San Luis Valley Health at the 2017 HealthCare Service Excellence Conference in Long Beach, California. Read more…
Alamosa, Colorado, February 16, 2016 - San Luis Valley Health (SLVH) was recently recognized at the HealthCare Service Excellence Conference, in Phoenix, Arizona, a major health care event recognizing Service Excellence. Janet McGinnis, Director of Radiology, was awarded the 2015 Empowering Manager Summit Award. Read more…

Logo for NOSORHSan Luis Valley, Colorado, November 17, 2016- Exceptional Performance Leadership Awards for 2016 have been announced by iVantage to two rural hospitals. The National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) recognized SLV Health Conejos County Hospital for excellence in financial strength and patient outcomes and SLV Regional Medical Center in patient outcomes. Read more…