San Luis Valley Health Offers Patients Access to Free Patient Portal
Jan 20, 2015
As a friendly reminder, several months ago San Luis Valley Health launched a new Patient Portal that patients are able to access for free as part of their care at San Luis Valley Health.What is a Patient Portal?A patient portal is a secure, online website that gives patients convenient 24 hour...
San Luis Valley Health Recognized for Overall Excellence in Outcomes
Dec 9, 2014
iVantage Health Analytics has recently recognized San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center for overall excellence in Outcomes. The recognition is provided to the top quartile of acute care hospitals across the nation.In the categories of Risk, Value, and Performance, San Luis Valley...
CCH Enlists Bellwether to Improve Patient Satisfaction
Nov 11, 2014
Beginning in January 2015, San Luis Valley Health’s Conejos County Hospital, will begin using patient satisfaction surveys to aide in the improvement of patient safety and satisfaction.The surveys will be distributed in partnership with Bellwether Associates, an organization dedicated to...
Telemedicine Expands Access to Services
Nov 5, 2014
In an effort to provide patients with services that are currently unavailable in the San Luis Valley, San Luis Valley Health has equipped itself with telemedicine equipment that will expand the services available to Valley residents. As part of strategy three, Providers of Choice for Healthcare, of...
San Luis Valley Health Provides Update on Ebola
Oct 17, 2014
By Dr. Greg McAuliffeChief Medical Officer, San Luis Valley HealthDuring times of medical need and emergency, hospitals are often the first places that the public turns to for help.  Hospitals have the capacity in terms of personnel, resources and expertise to provide the highest level of care to...
ROMP Receives 100%, Five-Star Rating
Sep 17, 2014
The San Luis Valley Health Regional Occupational Medicine Program (ROMP) recently received a 100%, five-star rating for the department’s latest Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) and Modified Duty reports. These reports are generated through Pinnacol Assurance, the workers’...
Donor Alliance to Educate on Organ Donation
Aug 20, 2014
This October will mark the one-year anniversary of Howard Cox becoming a changed man.  Cox, a Physician’s Assistant at San Luis Valley Health, was the organ recipient of a new kidney and pancreas in October of last year.A Type 1 Diabetes sufferer since age five, Cox had begun to...
Youth and Tobacco: Keeping You Safe as You Head Back to School
Aug 19, 2014
Every day, 3,200 people under the age of 18 smoke their first cigarette. As if it isn’t obvious, tobacco is very addictive.This comes from the addictive ingredient in tobacco called nicotine. This means that if the rate of underage smoking continues 5.6 million of people smoking under the age...
San Luis Valley Health Laboratory Receives Accreditation
Aug 13, 2014
We are pleased to announce that the San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center Laboratory has passed an on-site inspection to receive accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP).  The laboratory team, lead by Dr. Kendal Knaus and Lab Director Mary Rice, was measured...
New CAUTI Bundle Minimizes Harm
Jul 23, 2014
Written by Jefferson GeigerTo prevent Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI), a new checklist has been implemented at San Luis Valley Health to make sure operations run smoothly. Surgeons and nurses have been educated in regards to the checklist, so that the roughly 150 insertions a...

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