There are many ways that you can support San Luis Valley Health as we care for our patients's health care needs in the 

six counties of Southern Colorado.  From becoming an ambassador, to joining us in a community outreach event, please consider these options below.

Become an Ambassador

Please consider becoming a official volunteer (also known as Ambassadors). 

Make a Donation

It's easy to donate!  And we appreciate every amount! You can host a fundraiser, write a check or go online to make a donation.






Stay informed

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Other Ways to Help:

Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC)

The Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) is dedicated to the improvement of quality in patient and family care at SLV Health. The Advisory Council is comprised of past and present patients and family and SLV Health staff members.

Patients and their families are often the most knowledgeable members of the care team, and can offer unique perspectives and valuable feedback regarding the standard of care they receive. Patient advisors represent the views of a diverse patient group, with members providing insight which represents different genders, ages, incomes, geographic locations, information from personal inpatient or outpatient experiences, and more. 

SLV Health advisors provide insights across a variety of medical disciplines, and include physicians, nurses, safety and service specialists and managers.

This shared relationship enables the Advisory Council, which meets on a monthly basis, to:

  • Identify patient and family needs and concerns.
  • Provide feedback on current systems and processes in the hospital.
  • Generate new ideas to improve the standard of care.
  • Act as catalysts and advocates to integrate patient-centered care across the institution.

For more information about PFAC, or to inquire about becoming an advisor, please send an email to or 719-587-1211.

HealthStream Feedback

We are committed to providing quality care for you and your family. We want to deliver that care with respect to you as an individual at the high level of personal attention you deserve. That is why we use an independent company, HealthStream, to call you with a satisfaction survey. We want to hear your opinion on your recent experience with us.

 Soon after discharge you may receive a phone call from HealthStream. The number on your caller ID will show 615-846-8410, Tennessee area code. Your survey response is always confidential. Please take time to complete the survey, your opinion about our hospital and clinic is important to us.

Read what patients are saying about SLV Health!

These are actual quoted testimonials from our HealthStream satisfaction surveys. The names have been omitted and faces changed to protect the identity of our patients.

“I would like to recognize the surgery department. They’re always so friendly and very conscientious when it comes to the patient care experience.” -February 2017

 “I would just like to say the nurse and the doctor and the receptionist people, but especially the nurse and the doctor, was very kind, very, very, very, very kind and very considerate to my feelings and everything that I needed. I was scared and they calmed me. They was very attentive to my needs and they was just amazing.” -December 2016

If you have any questions regarding the phone call survey. Please contact Marisa Fricke at or 719-587-1211.

Volunteer Opportunities

SLV Health is committed to giving back to others and making a difference in our community. Each month our organization has an opportunity for staff to participate in an event that benefits the community we work and live in.  Typically our volunteer events range from food drives, volunteering at Boys and Girls Club, helping the local food bank to name a few. Time spent volunteering is flexible and can range from one hour to a full day. Depending on the event the tasks can range from helping with park set up for our Lids for Kids event, collecting food items, to installing smoke detectors in homes.


Our volunteers range from nursing staff, doctors, to university and high school students. All are welcomed to join us!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or would like more information, please contact Marisa Fricke at or 719-587-1211.