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...
Bone Density and Orthopedic Machines Benefit Patients in the SLV
Nov 6, 2018
SLV Health is pleased to announce the addition of a new state-of-the-art bone density machine to the Imaging and Radiology Department. The main reason to have a bone density test is to find and treat serious bone loss, called osteoporosis, and prevent fractures and disability. The Imaging...
SLVH Care Coordinators Help with Patient Navigation
Oct 30, 2018
What is the role of a Care Coordinator?  In two words: Assist Patients.  They work collaboratively with providers and clinical staff to support patients with chronic conditions and/or complex needs.  They facilitate communication, coordinate services, and address barriers. They work...
Conejos County Hospital ER Expansion and Remodel
Oct 15, 2018
October 11, 2018, La Jara, Colorado The signing and swinging of a beam symbolizes the construction/remodel of the emergency department at Conejos County Hospital in La Jara, Colorado is in full force.  After years of planning and designing and number-crunching, the team from G.W. Phipps...
SLV Health Introduces Team Based Care
Sep 26, 2018
SLV Health is implementing Team-Based Care in the primary care clinic at Stuart Avenue in Alamosa this fall of 2018.  Team-based care is a proven concept for providing quality health care in the primary care setting. For patients who receive care at the Stuart Ave clinic, they will receive...
ASU and TSJC Nursing Programs to receive the 2018 Outstanding Community Partner Award
Sep 13, 2018
At this year’s Stephanie L. Miner 5K walk and run, San Luis Valley Health’s Awards and Recognition Team will honor both, Adams State University and Trinidad State Junior College’s Nursing Programs with the 2018 Outstanding Community Partner Award. SLV Health and the Awards and Recognition...

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