For an emergency, call 911.
Residents of the San Luis Valley rely on both our hospitals to provide outstanding emergency room services. We're equipped to handle traumatic injuries including motor vehicle accidents, falls, and assaults.
The Regional Medical Center is accredited as Level III Trauma Center and the Conejos County Hospital is accredited as a Level IV Trauma Center.
Emergency Medical Services
San Luis Valley Health Emergency Medical Services include:
- Board Certified Physicians on-site 24/7
- Trauma Surgeons
- Registered Nurse Care. All nurses are certified in:
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS);
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS);
- Trauma Nurse Critical Care (TNCC)
- Lab and imaging services - 24/7
Our team of 12 Paramedics and 2 Emergency Medical Technicians provide services for Alamosa County.
The Alamosa Ambulance District has four ambulances, with the most recently added in 2013. Annually our Alamosa team responds to an average of 2,400 calls.
Ambulance Services to Conejos County Hospital are provided by Conejos County EMS.
Providers That Offer This Service:
RMC Emergency Department is Staffed by SLV Health ED Providers + Innova Contracted Emergency Providers
Innova Medical Director: Megan Koenig, DO
Colorado ALTO Project
San Luis Valley Health has elected to participate in the Colorado Alternative to Opioids (ALTO) Project, a program that aims to reduce the administration of opioids in Colorado emergency departments (EDs). San Luis Valley’s goal is to help patients improve pain management, return them to a maximum level of function and independence and ultimately, restore their quality of life. Our hospital and clinicians are committed to understand and individually treat patients’ physical and emotional symptoms of pain.
Colorado is at the center of the U.S. opioid epidemic with the 12th highest rate of misuse and abuse of prescription opioids across all 50 states. Colorado hospitals, particularly their EDs, are in a strong position to integrate new, more effective pain management treatments that are tailored to each patient’s unique pain experience.
The Colorado ALTO Project is led by Colorado Hospital Association in partnership with the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse, the Colorado Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Telligen and the Colorado Emergency Nurses Association.
For questions, contact Donna Wehe, Director of Communications, 719-587-1209
The Emergency Departments at San Luis Valley Health are not changing to be "opioid free." We still recognize that there are patients and conditions that are appropriate to treat with opioids and do offer them if alternative therapies fail. Our ED providers and staff will continue to accommodate all patients' needs.