Nurse Educators Jan 2018 at SLV Health Nurse Educators Making a Difference at SLV Health
Jan 11, 2019
What is a “nurse educator” or “unit based educator”? Nurse educators are experts in their fields. They obtain a national certification specific to their area of expertise, such as in the Emergency Department.  The Nurse Educator in the ED would be “RN, Certified Emergency Nurse.” ...
Amy Norris Joins SLV Health CCH as Director of Nursing
Jan 11, 2019
San Luis Valley Health welcomes Amy Norris as the Conejos County Hospital Nursing Director.  Amy grew up as a “small-town girl” on a family owned farm raising potatoes, grain, and alfalfa in the San Luis Valley. She loves the small town culture and living in such an amazing community. Amy...
SLV Health Adds Services in 2018 Fourth Quarter
Dec 19, 2018
In the last quarter of 2018, SLV Health quietly rolled out two new services to the community.  Urology services were added part-time at the Stuart Avenue clinic and include procedures such as bladder scans, cystoscopies, and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURPS).  With the...
Caton Fills Niche Role as Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner at SLV Health
Dec 18, 2018
Bethany Caton is making a difference, not only in her own education but in her care for patients and in a new valuable role at San Luis Valley Health. Bethany recently graduated with her Master of Science Degree Nursing, Adult/Gerontology Acute Care/Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Colorado...
SLV Health Foundation Receives Special Support from the Community
Dec 17, 2018
This holiday season, the San Luis Valley Health Foundation is filled with joy as it receives several avenues of support. Trinidad State Junior College Nursing Students, the Women's ASU Volleyball Team, Alamosa Round-Up, Alamosa Elementary's 4th & 5th graders, and Sandie Wehe's Studio...
SLV Health Employees Adopt Local Families for Christmas
Dec 14, 2018
It was a flurry of shopping, checking the list twice, and wrapping at SLV Health over the past two weeks. It was a flurry of shopping, checking the list twice, and wrapping at SLV Health over the past two weeks. The employees stepped up to show their true spirit of giving, right...
Photo of OrthAlign Hero Unit New Orthopedic Technology Benefits Patients Needing Knee Replacement Surgery in the SLV
Dec 11, 2018
The Orthopedic Surgical Team at San Luis Valley Health added a computer navigation system which enhances the surgeon’s location skills as a guide during surgery.  The new equipment is the latest in the field and is well tested. It is called OrthAlign, and SLV Health Orthopedic Surgeon...
2018 Winter Apparel Drive is a Success
Dec 7, 2018
“Tis the season to be jolly" as we gather together to celebrate the beautiful Christmas time of year. As red and green lights illuminate our town and listen to the music of a baby who was born in a manger, we get a little pep back in our step. Christmas time is one of giving and that’s exactly what...
SLV Health Helps Feed Local Families
Nov 20, 2018
For a number of us, the meaning of Thanksgiving usually includes feasting, four-day weekends, football games, shopping, or decorating for Christmas. For others, it’s neither a feast nor a holiday, it’s another day of trying to stay above water and feed their family. SLV Health was able to...
SLV Health Names New Chief Medical Officer
Nov 13, 2018
SLV Health welcomes Carmelo Hernandez, MD, as the new Chief Medical Officer for the organization, effective November 12, 2018.  Dr. Hernandez has been on staff at SLV Health since 2013 serving in the Women’s Health Clinic as a Board Certified OB/GYN surgeon. This practice follows a...

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