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 State University-Pueblo. She started her education with an associate of arts from Adams State, followed by an associate in nursing from Pikes Peak, and then a bachelor of science (BSN) in nursing from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
“If anyone has ever been a patient of Bethany’s, they have been on the receiving end of her compassionate care,” remarked Kelly Gallegos, Senior Administrator at SLV Health. “We are so excited to have her in the role of Hospitalist at SLV Regional Medical Center and at Conejos County Hospital.”
Antonio Gurule, Clinic Administrator for SLV Health added, “Bethany will also fill a niche with our clinical teams. She will join Tiffanie in this new hybrid role and allow SLV Health to increase patient access and satisfaction.”
When Bethany isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family. She enjoys the rural lifestyle and grew up in northern Colorado. She added, “I appreciate SLV Health and their support for nursing and the advancement of nursing. Nurse practitioners are valuable assets, especially in a rural setting where physician numbers can be low and healthcare providers are needed. I am very fortunate to have such an organization as SLV Health supporting me and my goals.”
Bethany joins fellow Nurse Practitioners Tiffanie Hoover and Patrick Cummings in these key roles as hospitalists. SLV Health has built a strong multidisciplinary team with the addition of Caton. Collaboration as a healthcare team is crucial for positive outcomes. Adding nurse practitioners and physician assistants to the hospitalist teams allows for physicians to manage more patients.