Dr. Koenig Sepsis Care Improves at SLV Health
Feb 7, 2019
In  2001, medical organizations saw a need for improvement for sepsis awareness and care due to the fact that sepsis has been identified as one of the leading causes of hospital readmission and sometimes death. In 2003 representatives from 11 international societies convened to develop...
2018 Years of Service Event
Feb 4, 2019
    The 2019 Years of Service Banquet was held on January 30th at the Adams State University Student Union in Alamosa, Colorado.  The event was organized by the SLV Health Events Planning Team and was well attended by over 170 guests. CEO Konnie Martin welcomed the guests and...
SLV Health Celebrates 2018 Summit Awards
Feb 4, 2019
The Summit Awards is a prestigious North-American wide recognition program that celebrates exceptional customer service achievements in healthcare and in initiatives for improving the quality of service to patients, the quality of work life for healthcare professionals, and the performance of...
Eric Weed at SLVH's Regional Medical Center SLV Health Anesthesia Services and Eric Weed Voted Best Site/Instructor
Jan 18, 2019
Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, once again showed their appreciation to the Anesthesia Department at SLV Health at their annual graduation ceremony.  SLV Health was awarded the Clinical Site of the Year by a vote from the students. For the second year in a row, SLV Health...
Heersink Named Director of IT at SLV Health
Jan 15, 2019
Information Technology Department “In House” at SLV Health San Luis Valley Health welcomes Brian Heersink as the Director of Information Technology (IT) as they bring the call center back “in house.” In 2010, SLV Health contracted for IT services with a company named CareTech, based in...
Nurse Educators Jan 2018 at SLV Health Nurse Educators Making a Difference at SLV Health
Jan 11, 2019
What is a “nurse educator” or “unit based educator”? Nurse educators are experts in their fields. They obtain a national certification specific to their area of expertise, such as in the Emergency Department.  The Nurse Educator in the ED would be “RN, Certified Emergency Nurse.” ...
Amy Norris Joins SLV Health CCH as Director of Nursing
Jan 11, 2019
San Luis Valley Health welcomes Amy Norris as the Conejos County Hospital Nursing Director.  Amy grew up as a “small-town girl” on a family owned farm raising potatoes, grain, and alfalfa in the San Luis Valley. She loves the small town culture and living in such an amazing community. Amy...
SLV Health Adds Services in 2018 Fourth Quarter
Dec 19, 2018
In the last quarter of 2018, SLV Health quietly rolled out two new services to the community.  Urology services were added part-time at the Stuart Avenue clinic and include procedures such as bladder scans, cystoscopies, and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURPS).  With the...
Caton Fills Niche Role as Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner at SLV Health
Dec 18, 2018
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...
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...

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