San Luis Valley Health Recognizes Sepsis Awareness Month
Sep 1, 2017
In early August The Valley Courier published a guest opinion by Shawna Manzanares regarding the threat of Sepsis.  San Luis Valley Health (SLVH) joins Ms. Manzanares in honoring September as Sepsis Awareness Month.  Every two minutes, someone dies from sepsis in the United States –...
SLV Health is First in Colorado to Implement RQI Program
Mar 21, 2016
SLV Health is the first in the state of Colorado and second in the Western United States to implement the Resuscitation Quality Improvement Program (RQI).  This cutting-edge technology is a new approach to maintaining high-quality CPR and is directly tied to improvement in patient outcomes....
RQI Program to be Utilized by Employees at SLV Health
Jan 26, 2016
The ground-breaking Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) program from the American Heart Association utilizes simulation, to ensure continued competency in the areas of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care of adult and pediatric patients.  Our Education Team...
Healthy Holiday Recipes Healthy Holiday Recipes
Dec 22, 2015
Healthy Holiday RecipiesRoasted CarrotsIngredients12 carrots2 tablespoons olive oil¼ cup fresh thyme leavessalt and pepperDirections:1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.2. Wash carrots well, no need to peel. Cut off tops and then slice each carrot lengthwise into fourths.3. Lay carrots out on a...
Winter Tips Winter Tips
Nov 17, 2015
By SLV Health Employee Safety CommitteeWith the winter season upon us, the SLV Health Employee Safety Committee wanted to take a moment to share some good safety tips and reminders not only about appropriate clothing to help reduce the chance for slips and falls, but also additional tips related to...
SLV Health Building SLV Health Awarded $150,000 to Improve Primary Care
Oct 12, 2015
San Luis Valley Health (SLV Health) recently received a $150,000 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation to implement team-based care practices that will strengthen the delivery of integrated care. The grant period began September 1, 2015 and will end August 31, 2018. The clinic’s health...
Four Finalists to Represent SLV Health at Nightingale Awards
May 7, 2015
Four of the nurses of the San Luis Valley Health Nursing Team have been selected to represent the organization at the 2015 Nightingale Luminary Awards in Denver this weekend.  The 2015 Nightingale Awards will commence as 2015 Nursing Week comes to a close.FinalistsJulie Ramstetter is a...
Women's Health Team Offers Continuing Education to Valley Providers
Apr 22, 2015
Over the past several months, the Women’s Health Team from San Luis Valley Health has hosted specialty physicians from across the state to educate Valley providers on issues surrounding high-risk or complicated pregnancies.The topics that have been discussed include Gestational Diabetes, Pre-...
SLV Health Nurse Recognized with Fire Starter Award
Mar 10, 2015
This past Saturday, San Luis Valley Health’s Julie Ramstetter was presented with the Fire Starter Award at the 15th Annual Wilz Trauma Symposium in Pueblo.Ramstetter is a Registered Nurse and serves as the Trauma Nurse Coordinator at San Luis Valley Health.“This was an honor to be...
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...

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