Raising the Bar in Patient Safety
Jun 25, 2014
In an effort to continue to be transparent with our patients and guide each of them into the changing landscape of healthcare, we are summarizing some of the achievements that have taken place in the past six months regarding patient safety.One of our primary focuses and goals is providing our...
Keeping You Informed on HIPAA
Jun 20, 2014
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)Treating patient's privacy and confidentiality is of the utmost importance to San Luis Valley Health.  HIPAA was enacted, in part, to ensure proper safeguards were in place to protect this vital information for patients.  ...
CCH Celebrates Perfect Score in Lab Testing
Jun 18, 2014
The Laboratory Staff at Conejos County Hospital recently participated in a series of proficiency tests required by federal law. In order to maintain the ability to provide laboratory services to patients, CCH and other hospitals are mandated to participate in such tests and score at or above a...
Conejos County Hospital Hits 365 Days Without A Patient Fall
Jun 4, 2014
In a testament to the level of dedication to patient safety that is practiced, the staff at Conejos County Hospital recently celebrated a pretty remarkable feat.  CCH recently eclipsed the one year mark of having zero patient falls. “I am beyond proud, yet very unsurprised, that our...
SLV Health Sends Four to Nightingale Awards
May 6, 2014
San Luis Valley Health is pleased to announce that four of its nurses have been selected to represent the organization at the 2014 Nightingale Luminary Awards in Denver.The Nightingale Awards event was founded in 1985 to honor nurses who best exemplify the philosophy and practice of Florence...
An Update on the Healthcare Exchange
Apr 23, 2014
The following is a "Letter to the Editor" that Donna Wehe, Hub Coordinator for Connect for Health Colorado-SLV and SE region, recently wrote to The Valley Courier.Dear Editor,Many of your readers might be interested in the results of the first six months of Open Enrollment in...
Community First Aid/CPR/AED Class
Apr 17, 2014
This First Aid/CPR/AED class is open to the community and will satisfy certification requirements for those that need them.
Connect for Health Colorado Signs Up Over 100,000
Apr 2, 2014
Recently, I sat down with Donna Wehe, the Connect for Health Colorado Hub Coordinator for the San Luis Valley and Southeastern Colorado region.  We spoke about the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, and how Wehe and her team helped thousands of Coloradans find health...
How Healthcare Reform is Affecting Coloradans
Aug 16, 2013
The following information was compiled by the US Department of Health & Human Services. Because of the Affordable Care Act, the 85% of Coloradans who have insurance have more choices and stronger coverage than ever before. And for the 15% of Coloradans who don’t have insurance, or Colorado...
Small Businesses Will Benefit From Marketplace
Jul 29, 2013
The health insurance marketplace will open as planned in Colorado on October 1. Fed Government Announces Postponement On July 2, the Obama Administration announced its decision to postpone for one year the requirement in the Affordable Care Act that businesses with more than 50 employees provide...

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