San Luis Valley Health Receives Shirley Hass Schuett Quality Award
Apr 7, 2015
The Women’s Wellness Connection Program, a Colorado organization that assists women with free cancer screenings and other healthcare services, has awarded the San Luis Valley Health Women’s Health Clinic with the Shirley Hass Schuett Quality Award.Shirley Hass was a nurse practitioner who served as...
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...
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...
San Luis Valley Health Hospitals Help Reduce Costs and Harm
Feb 11, 2015
Thirty-two acute care Colorado hospitals, including San Luis Valley Health’s Regional Medical Center and Conejos County Hospital, have participated in a quality improvement project led by the Colorado Hospital Association over the past three years.The project was created to reduce harm by 40...
Women's Health Team Hosts Lunch and Learn
Feb 11, 2015
By Jefferson GeigerOver 50 people attended last week’s Women’s Health Lunch and Learn. Presented by Dr. Carmelo Hernandez and Dr. Amy Robertson of San Luis Valley Health’s Women’s Health Clinic, the pair discussed well-woman exams and screenings women need.“It was a great opportunity to help...
Dr. Pilapitiya Moves to Alamosa Family Medicine
Feb 4, 2015
Dr. L. Nuwan Pilapitiya, who has been practicing in Family Medicine at the La Jara Medical Clinic for five years, will now be joining Dr. Sarah McAlpine, DO and Ed Kulp, PA-C in Family Medicine at the Stuart Ave. Clinic in Alamosa.Dr. Pilapitiya and his wife recently celebrated the birth of a baby...
Pain Management Class
Jan 14, 2015
Please join us for a class on managing pain and improving your quality of life! There will be a free massage as a door prize; thank you Focused Massage for your generous donation!
Women's Health Encourages Cervical Cancer Screenings
Jan 7, 2015
As part of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, the Women’s Health Team at San Luis Valley Health is encouraging women to schedule their annual Pap test if needed, an important step in early detection of cervical cancer. Women 21 and older should schedule a Pap test every three to five years...
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Jan 5, 2015
As part of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, the Oncology and Women's Health Teams at San Luis Valley Health are teaming up to provide education and information to women on receiving your annual Cervical Cancer Screening.Screenings are available at our Women's Health Clinic, which can be reached for...


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