Prevention Starts with YOU
May 31, 2012
Take the long view with your health by doing things today for a healthier tomorrow. One of the main purposes of health care reform is to get more people covered.  Without some kind of coverage, individuals are more likely to put off going to the doctor or scheduling preventive services like...
Salazar Addresses ACA Provisions
Mar 29, 2012
  Marguerite Salazar gives a presentation in Alamosa about the Affordable Care Act. As the Supreme Court began wrestling with the Affordable Care Act on Monday, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director Marguerite Salazar gave a presentation in Alamosa on some of the act's...
Konnie Martin Keeps Pace with Changes
Mar 23, 2012
The transformation of Konnie Martin’s career in healthcare administration since 2010 is practically on track with the extensive changes occurring in the nation’s health care system. First, she became Vice President of Finance and Physician Services at SLV Healthr; a year later, she transferred to...
US Health Care: The Good News
Feb 22, 2012
The United States is the only industrialized democracy that doesn’t provide health care for all its citizens. There have been efforts for nearly a century to cover everyone, but the pressing question still is: how would we pay for it. In fact, it is possible.  There are counties all across the...
Why Your Voice Matters in Health Care
Jan 10, 2012
By Russ JohnsonYour Health Matters!For the past few years, we have seen significant changes to our health care system. You may sometimes feel that the decisions from Washington or Denver are far away don’t really affect you, but they do. The reality is that we are all affected by whether our...
SLVRMC Welcomes New Providers
Nov 30, 2011
The moving van is unloaded and SLV Health is proud to welcome three new providers to the team.Family Practice Expands to Serve MoreSarah McAlpine, D.O. joins SLV Health and will be serving in the Family Practice Clinic.I enjoy pediatrics all the way to the opposite end of the spectrum in caring for...
Hospitals Offer More than Care
Nov 22, 2011
When you think of what hospitals provide to Coloradans, we hope what comes to mind first is life-saving and compassionate healthcare. It's also important to note that hospitals provide other things of significance these days: good jobs and support for the local and state economies. A study...
SLV Health Joins Health Information Exchange
Oct 21, 2011
Commemorating the day SLV Health officially went live with CORHIO, a statewide health information exchange network, are: front row, left to right, Jamie Colwell, SLV Health program director; John Otto, CORHIO senior project manager; Russ Johnson, CEO; Konnie Martin, COO; Mary Rice, interim...
New Pap Smear Recommendations
Oct 20, 2011
The United States Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of experts in prevention and primary care appointed by the Department of Health and Human Services, just released new recommendations regarding Pap smear tests, still the best way to prevent cervical cancer.  Rather them seeking...
Questions are the Answers in Health Care
Sep 28, 2011
If you ask your hairstylist questions, why not your physician? If the latter says “Oops!,” you have a lot more to worry about. At least that’s what the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) thinks. This week the agency, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, launched a...

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