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...
SLV Emergency Departments Unite in ALTO ED Project
Aug 30, 2018
San Luis Valley's hospital emergency departments join together against the opioid epidemic. In a united effort, Conejos County Hospital (CCH), Rio Grande Hospital (RGH), and San Luis Valley Health’s Regional Medical Center (RMC) plan to curb prescribing opioids in the emergency room setting. The...
SLV Health Sports Medicine and PRO Therapy Provide Physicals and Much More to Local Community
Aug 21, 2018
August 21, 2018 SLV Health provided over 535 free sports physicals to a variety of Valley high school students this past spring and summer. The team traveled to the schools and the athletic directors reported that about 75% of all of their student-athletes received physicals.  Ashely...
SLV Health Apple Tree Project Assists Local Teachers with Supplies
Aug 20, 2018
San Luis Valley Health hosted a project to ease the financial burden of elementary teachers across the Valley. Called “The Apple Tree Project”, the initiative distributed school supplies which fulfilled the teachers’ “wish lists.”  Over 180 teachers at 23 schools, impacting over 4,000 pre-...

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