2016 Summit Awards
Jan 30, 2017
2016 Summit Awards On Tuesday January 10th, SLV Health celebrated its 2nd Annual Summit Awards celebrating the service throughout the year of 2016. ASU President Dr. Beverlee McClure addresses the audience;...
Dr. Ellison Shares Story on Race and Diversity
Jan 17, 2017
By JEFFERSON GEIGER Valley Courier Staff Writer  ALAMOSA To Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Dr. Dennard Ellison, an otolaryngologist at San Luis Valley Health, spoke about growing up during segregation on Monday.  "It's very easy and safe to say that I would not be...
Dr. Walker Explains Early Onset Dementia to Community
Jan 16, 2017
"…Selegiline, Vitamins B and E, and Ginkgo. These are some medicines that patients with dementia often consume.  They have not been proven to improve or delay the onset of dementia," explained Dr. Mugabe Walker at the InPerson Eldercare Series event sponsored by San Luis Valley Health on January 12...
SLV Health Participates in "Adopt a Family"
Dec 19, 2016
Over 100 individuals in the San Luis Valley are going to have surprises under their Christmas tree this year thanks to the coordinated efforts between employees at San Luis Valley Health and local agencies. Names of indigent children and families were submitted to Marisa...
SLV Health Hosts Antonito Senior Citizens Event
Dec 6, 2016
ANTONITO, CO.  On Friday, December 2, 2016, about a dozen people braved winter conditions to attend an interactive prevention and educational seminar hosted by Julie Ramstetter, RN, Rachael Schell, RN, and Nenita Covert, PT, MCMT, at the Antonito Senior Center.  Nenita shared, “The idea of a...
SLV Health Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership
Nov 28, 2016
San Luis Valley, Colorado, November 17, 2016 - Exceptional Performance Leadership Awards for 2016 have been announced by iVantage to two rural hospitals.  The National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) recognized SLV Health Conejos County Hospital for overall excellence in...
RMC Emergency Department Re-Certified as a Level III Trauma Center
Nov 3, 2016
SLV Health’s Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department has been re-certified as a Trauma Level III Facility at the one year mark which means they have met the state’s expectations and will retain this designation for the next 3 years.  On November 2, 2016, a team of 4 surveyors came on sight...
SLV Health participates in Shared Savings Results for Primary Care Initiative
Oct 26, 2016
SLV Health participates in Shared Savings Results for Primary Care Initiative The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a report that shows the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative generated $57.7 million in gross savings for Medicare Parts A and B in 2015, the second...
Judy Freeark Oncology Quilt Legacy Continues
Oct 24, 2016
Judy Freeark Oncology Quilt Legacy By Susan Foster October 6, 2016 Individuals undergoing care at the San Luis Valley Health’s Oncology/Infusion Center will receive a warm welcome package when they arrive for treatment, thanks to the vision of one of their own. ...
SLV Health Formally Opposes Amendment 69
Oct 11, 2016
The leadership at San Luis Valley Health took a formal position in opposition on Ballot Amendment 69, “ColoradoCare” at the August board of directors meeting.  “After careful review of the impacts of Amendment 69, we do not support this ballot measure. While our system is complex and certainly...

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