Cancer and Exercise Study at ASU and SLV Health
Oct 13, 2017
ALAMOSA (October 11) – The Adams State University Human Performance and Physical Education Department, SLV Health Oncology Clinic, and the Alamosa Family Recreational Center are collaborating on a cancer and exercise study. Dr. M. "Penny" Cooper, Oncologist, and Danielle Smith, Adams State HPPE...
SLV Health Participates in 2017 Fall CHA Career Fair
Oct 13, 2017
San Luis Valley Health was well represented at the 2017 Fall CHA Career Fair at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver on October 4th.  Healthcare representatives and job seekers from across the state had the special pleasure of listening to our very own CEO Konnie Martin, who...
Vaccination Rates for Newborns Exceed State Benchmark at SLV Health
Oct 9, 2017
Alamosa, Colorado  In October of 2017, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment recognized San Luis Valley Health for exceeding the state standard for vaccinating newborns against hepatitis B. This is important because the CDC estimates that 800 newborns in...
Walk In Flu Shots at SLV Health Clinics
Oct 9, 2017
San Luis Valley Health Clinics are offering Walk-In Flu Vaccines during the month of October, 2017.  During the following times and dates at the different locations, patients may experience a brief waiting period but are welcome to walk in without an appointment.  Say "Boo to the Flu" and keep your...
September: Suicide Prevention Month
Sep 26, 2017
By Laura Burkhardt,  Behvioral Health Provider, San Luis Valley Health The Statistics Talking about suicide is the first step to preventing it. So let’s take a minute to shed some light on suicide.  Colorado’s suicide rate is one of the highest in the country. Data...
Swing Bed is a Great Option for Many Patients
Sep 15, 2017
Swing Bed is A Great Option for Many Patients What does the term “swing bed” mean?  Swing bed refers to the practice of “swinging” patients from one level of care – acute care that requires hospitalization – to the next level – continued skilled nursing and rehabilitation services as the...
Local Women Donate Books to Labor and Delivery Unit
Sep 11, 2017
A recent patient at the Labor and Delivery unit at the San Luis Valley Health’s Regional Medical Center was delighted to receive a brand new baby book and was overheard to say, “Oh, That’s wonderful!  My baby’s first book!”  Recently, several members of the Family Community Education club delivered...
Garrard Presents at Conference
Sep 11, 2017
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,...
San Luis Valley Health Recognizes Sepsis Awareness Month
Sep 1, 2017
In early August The Valley Courier published a guest opinion by Shawna Manzanares regarding the threat of Sepsis.  San Luis Valley Health (SLVH) joins Ms. Manzanares in honoring September as Sepsis Awareness Month.  Every two minutes, someone dies from sepsis in the United States – more...
X-ray and Mammography Technologist celebrates working at SLVH for over 50 Years
Aug 29, 2017
This year Linda Schmidt, an x-ray and mammography technologist who works PRN in the imaging department is celebrating working at SLV health for 50 years off and on throughout her lifetime. Linda started as nurse’s aide for Alamosa Community Hospital in 1962. Then she attended St. Francis Hospital...

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