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...
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...
Dr. Versace Joins SLV Health's Internal Medicine Team
Jun 4, 2014
San Luis Valley Health is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Enrico Versace to the organization’s Internal Medicine team.  Dr. Versace brings 19 years of experience practicing in Internal Medicine and is a specialist in wound care and hyperbaric medicine.“We are very excited...
PET/CT Scans Available at SLV Health
May 28, 2014
The Imaging Services Department of San Luis Valley Health is excited to announce the arrival of PET/CT scans to residents of the San Luis Valley.The PET/CT scan is a new imaging tool that combines two scan techniques in one exam—a PET scan and a CT scan.  PET/CT is mainly used for...
12th Judicial District Employees Receive Annual Mammograms
May 21, 2014
Kim Wood remembers the day like it was yesterday.  The Radiologist she was speaking to called it a good day.  Wood thought that might have been a bit of an overstatement.  She had just been diagnosed with breast cancer.It was that day that motivated Wood to develop a “Smash and...
Caring for Your Mind and Body
May 6, 2014
Written By Audrey ReichWe all know about the importance about taking care of our health—eating right, getting enough sleep, exercising. Healthy habits positively influence how a person feels and how their body functions.But good health involves not only caring for our body, but also our mind....
10 Things You Should Know About Hearing Loss and Your Health
May 6, 2014
May is Hearing Loss Awareness Month, and we are offering the following tips on hearing loss.  You can follow up with a hearing evaluation by visiting our Audiology page.(1)   Hearing loss is tied to depression. Research shows that hearing loss is associated with an increased risk of depression in...
Ola Bovin New Infection Control Practitioner
Apr 30, 2014
The San Luis Valley Health Department of Clinical Excellence is pleased to welcome Ola Bovin as the newest member of their team.  Bovin assumes the role of Infection Control Practitioner and will work to both monitor prevent infections from happening.“We are pleased to have Ola join our...
Winners of Four-Week Individual Team Challenge Announced
Apr 2, 2014
The winners of the "Four-Week Individual Team Challenge" were announced Wednesday.  The Challenge was designed by SLV Health's Wellness Coordinator Annika Braun and challenged employees to walk an average of 10,000 steps per day over four weeks.  Employees tracked their...
Pulmonary Rehab Team Offers a Path to Breathing Better
Mar 19, 2014
“I’ve been doing these exercises to help my breathing.” That was the reason Monte Vista resident Charlie Spielman began working with the Pulmonary Rehab team at San Luis Valley Health several weeks ago.  Today, he says he is feeling better.The Pulmonary Rehab program is...

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