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Garrard Presents at Conference
Dr. Jacqueline Garrard, SLV Health Women’s Health Clinic Provider and Colorado Task Force Representative for the American Congress of Obstetrician and Gynecologists, presented on the ways Colorado is reducing morbidity and mortality within the perinatal population.  She presented in Anaheim,...
Rice Appointed to AMA Alliance Board
Chicago, IL - Mary Rice, Laboratory Director at San Luis Valley Health, was elected to the American Medical Association (AMA) Alliance’s Board of Directors for a one year term on June 13, 2017.  She will serve as the Director of the Governance Council which oversees organizational affairs. Her...
Lids for Kids Event Fills Cole Park in Alamosa
Alamosa, Colorado - June 29, 2017.  San Luis Valley Health hosted the 2nd annual Lids for Kids bike and safety event in Cole Park where free helmets and bikes were won by children in the community. The registration process ended early with 1,000 kids registeri
SLV Health Celebrates 4th of July in Alamosa Parade
The theme for Alamosa's 4th of July Parade was "Superheroes Among Us," and we didn't have to look far!  All of our staff and family and friends volunteered to make the parade a success!  We gave magnets, balls, water and popscicles to the crowd as we showed our own theme: "Our patients Are...
Community Supports Conejos County Hospital at BBQ-Quilt Fundraiser
La Jara, Colorado - What’s more fun than parades, face painting, BBQ, music and homemade pies?  Add in a competitive element of bidding on donated items, and you’ve put the FUN in FUNDRAISER! 
SLV Healthcare Coalition Completes Three-Day Exercise
ALAMOSA – Thursday, June 15, 2017 - At the San Luis Valley Conejos Hospital and Regional Medical Center, a mock incident took place where Lee Hankins, Pharmacy Director, and Kelly Gallegos, Administrator on Call and Incident Command Leader, coordinated emergency operations to distribute antibiotics...
Signing the Sustainability of Rural Colorado Bill (SB17-267) into Law
Fowler, Colorado.  May 30, 2017.
SLV Health Celebrates 90 Year History During Hospital Week
April, 2017, Alamosa, Colorado. Submitted by Donna Wehe On December 7, 1927, the Lutheran Hospital Association of the San Luis Valley and its Board of Directors was officially formed. What happened before this historic date, during this exciting time in history, and where are we at today makes the...
SLV Medical Hall of Fame Inducts 2017 Class
ALAMOSA, CO – Three nurses and four doctors were recognized on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the SLV Health Education and Conference Center, Alamosa, for their leadership and years of service in the second annual SLV Medical Hall of Fame ceremony.  The class that was inducted in 2017 includes: Dr....
A Night to Remember
Oh What a Night!  SLV Health Conejos County Hospital Administrator, Kelly Gallegos, was selected as a recipient of the 2017 Statewide Nightingale Luminary Award winner at the reception on May 13, 2017.  Upon hearing her name announced for the state’s highest nursing honor, Kelly remarked, “I was...