SLV Health Leaders Attend CHA Drug Diversion Summit
Sep 12, 2016
On Friday, August 19, 2016, the Colorado Hospital Association hosted a Drug Diversion Summit which was attended by SLV Health’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Greg McAuliffe, Human Resources Director Mandy Crockett, Conejos County Hospital Administrator Kelly Gallegos and Nursing Director Shannon Muniz...
SLV Health Pharmacy What Does It Mean to Work at the SLV Health Pharmacy?
Oct 14, 2015
Patient Care is our Passion. That’s what it means to work at the SLV Health pharmacy.Pharmacy technicians work behind the scenes every day to touch patient lives through safe preparation and dispensing of medications. At SLV Health, every chemotherapy infusion a patient receives is carefully...
How Much are You Smoking?
Jan 30, 2015
By Lisyuri GallardoIt is important for you to realize how much money you spend on tobacco maybe once you think about all the things you can do with the money you’ll save, you may find the extra incentive you need to give up smoking for good.The cost for a pack of cigarettes averages from $4...
Celebrating Pharmacy Week
Oct 22, 2014
Recently, I sat down with San Luis Valley Health's Pharmacy Director, Jessica Sabia, to discuss the role that our hospital pharmacy plays in the SLV Health organization as part of Pharmacy Week.  1.Give us an overview of what a hospital pharmacy does. What is the difference between a...
Drug Take-Back Day This Month
Oct 22, 2013
DEA coordinates with local and regional law enforcement agencies across the country to set up disposal sites during each Take-Back Day. During the sixth, and latest, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 27, 2013, disposal sites collected twice the amount of unneeded and expired...
Pharmacy Director Shares Her Experience
Sep 27, 2013
Traveling from a place where most medications will arrive within one to two business days after ordering to a place where it can two weeks or longer for the medications to arrive, SLV Health Pharmacy Director Carole Tucker, PharmD, MS, said her visit to Guam...
Parents, Students Shout BINGO! For Prevention
May 14, 2013
Parents, students, and community members gathered Wednesday, May 1st , 2013 at the Mountain Valley School Gymnasium in Saguache, Colorado to play a unique form for bingo.  Instead of reading out numbers, the callers in the game read out categories such as “effects of drug use...
Bath Salt Warning Issued
Mar 12, 2012
Alamosa County Public Health Department is asking parents to be aware of synthetic chemical use by some youths in the San Luis Valley. The chemicals are commonly sold as plant food, bath salts, incense and potpourri, and are labeled "not for human consumption." However young people have...
What Drugs Are in Your Home?
Feb 22, 2012
You might have a lot of medications in your home.  It's not that you're a plastic bottle collector; you probably had a headache, couldn't remember where you put that bottle of Tylenol and just bought a new one instead.  The same is true with colds, allergies, pain relievers, even toothpastes,...
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