Cancer Care: Hope in the San Luis Valley
Jan 12, 2018
Cancer Care:  Hope in the San Luis Valley January, 2018 Alamosa, CO. Cancer. No one wants that as a diagnosis. However, with early detection and improvements in treatment, people with cancer are living longer and with a better quality of life. Sometimes confusion and gaps happen during...
Cancer and Exercise Study at ASU and SLV Health
Oct 13, 2017
ALAMOSA (October 11) – The Adams State University Human Performance and Physical Education Department, SLV Health Oncology Clinic, and the Alamosa Family Recreational Center are collaborating on a cancer and exercise study. Dr. M. "Penny" Cooper, Oncologist, and Danielle Smith, Adams State HPPE...
Cancer Center Breaks Ground
Jun 9, 2017
It seems that everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer.  SLV Health broke ground on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 106 Blanca Avenue to build an addition on to the front of the Regional Medical Center to expand and improve the medical treatment for patients in need of infusion...
Relay for Life
Jul 12, 2016
The 2016 San Luis Valley Relay for Life was a great success for the American Cancer Society and San Luis Valley Health. Eighteen teams showed up in total with 137 registered participants. A total of $17,335 was raised by the SLV community.  Over 30 SLV Health employees showed up with their friends...
Benefit Dinner for the SLV Health Cancer Center
May 9, 2016
On Saturday, April 30, 2016, music and laughter filled the air as over 400 people showed up to support the fundraising effort at the San Luis Valley Health Foundation toward making the new cancer center a reality. People were welcomed to a delicious dinner served by Ronnie and Glenda Martinez while...
Employee Breast Screening Day
May 3, 2015
Celebrate Life: Relay for Life
Apr 22, 2015
By Theresa CurtisSummer is almost here, and it is time to Celebrate Life. One great way to celebrate is through Relay for Life.  This is to honor  all who are going through cancer, have been through cancer, are caregivers of someone going through cancer, are friends of someone who is going through...
San Luis Valley Health Receives Shirley Hass Schuett Quality Award
Apr 7, 2015
The Women’s Wellness Connection Program, a Colorado organization that assists women with free cancer screenings and other healthcare services, has awarded the San Luis Valley Health Women’s Health Clinic with the Shirley Hass Schuett Quality Award.Shirley Hass was a nurse practitioner...
Tobacco Cessation: Smoking and Colon Cancer
Mar 25, 2015
By Lisyuri Gallardo, Tobacco NavigatorMarch is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  The general public is usually aware of the link between lung cancer and smoking; however, colorectal cancer more often than not goes unheard of when the topic at hand is smoking and the effects that it can have...
Patient Enters Full Remission
Feb 11, 2015
Over one year ago, Ronda Benavidez was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the immune system.  Today, she is in full remission.San Luis Valley Health first published a story on Benavidez in September of 2014, shortly after Benavidez had begun treatment. ...


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