Letter from an Emergency Department Patient
Apr 7, 2015
The following is a letter from a patient who was recently admitted to the Emergency Room at San Luis Valley Health and wished her to share her positive experience.  She is a resident of Denver.I want to thank Dr. Robbins and all the nice people in the Emergency Room who were so nice to me when I...
Tobacco Cessation: Smoking and Colon Cancer
Mar 25, 2015
By Lisyuri Gallardo, Tobacco NavigatorMarch is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  The general public is usually aware of the link between lung cancer and smoking; however, colorectal cancer more often than not goes unheard of when the topic at hand is smoking and the effects that it can have on...
Letter from a Patient
Mar 18, 2015
The following is a letter sent from a family of patients describing the experience they had recently at San Luis Valley Health when their baby boy was born.  We would like to thank the entire Henderson family for allowing us to share their experience.
Amanda Lewis, PA-C, Joins SLV Health
Mar 17, 2015
San Luis Valley Health is pleased to welcome Amanda L. Lewis, a Physician Assistant, to the organization.  Lewis has already begun seeing patients and is practicing in the Monte Vista Medical Clinic, which will increase access to medical care for patients on that side of the Valley.“Amanda will be...
Suffering from a Chronic Illness?
Mar 11, 2015
Celebrating Patient Safety Awareness Week
Mar 10, 2015
Written by Dr. Greg McAuliffe, Chief Medical OfficerThis week is Patient Safety Awareness Week, and San Luis Valley Health is providing resources on what we are doing to ensure all of our patients are safe while we care for them.The theme of this year’s Patient Safety Awareness Week is “United in...
SLV Health Nurse Recognized with Fire Starter Award
Mar 10, 2015
This past Saturday, San Luis Valley Health’s Julie Ramstetter was presented with the Fire Starter Award at the 15th Annual Wilz Trauma Symposium in Pueblo.Ramstetter is a Registered Nurse and serves as the Trauma Nurse Coordinator at San Luis Valley Health.“This was an honor to be recognized with...
The Perfect Storm
Mar 3, 2015
A combination of vision, leadership, teamwork and commitment to community helped the Labor and Delivery Team at San Luis Valley Health provide excellent service to a pair of expectant mothers just over one week ago.Leeann Buxman gave birth to Kolton Buxman on February 22nd at San Luis Valley Health...
Culture of Safety Survey
Mar 3, 2015
By Dr. Greg McAuliffe, Chief Medical Officer“Primum non nocere” . That is a Latin term that literally means “Above all do no harm”.  It  was, and remains, the fundamental medical precept of the delivery of healthcare as laid out by Hippocrates almost 2,500 years ago.  The safe care of our patients...
Counting the Homeless: A Daunting Task
Feb 24, 2015
Written by Lance Cheslock, Executive Director of La Puente Home Inc.Every year, cities and regions throughout Colorado are required to conduct a “point-in-time” count that surveys  people who are “homeless”.  This number is reported to the State and to the Department of Housing and Urban...


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