Hospital CEO and Board of Trustees
January 2012 marks the beginning of my 12th year at San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center. It seems like so many thing have changed in these years – in our organization and in health care generally. I think, they've mostly been encouraging and good changes.
SLV Regional Medical Center has expanded in both services and size. We've added partners, in our affiliations with Conejos County Hospital and Centura. We've gone from employing a handful of ER doctors to now having nearly 60 physicians and mid-levels on our team providing comprehensive medical care to Valley residents. To house our growing services, we build a beautiful new medical office building, and outpatient surgery center integrated in the hospital. Within that building we added an ARTrium to highlight our local artists by hosting art exhibits and sponsoring receptions for them. We've seen medical equipment needs change countless times and have met those changes head on successfully upgrading essential equipment, such as MRI, CT, surgical capabilities and mammography units, as technology advances.
The last decade has been full of change and the outlook for the future is no different. Our commitment to the integration of electronic health records and a Culture of Information Excellence, adding the Valley's first ever full time Cardiology services, the continued development of our primary care capabilities and the expansion of coordinated "systems of care" with our Valley colleagues and our Centura Health partners will require our passion, enthusiasm and innovation. These new tasks will challenge us to use our values, our vision and our commitment to its fullest. But for the patients who seek care from us, we would expect nothing less.
It's a privilege to work with my colleagues SLV Regional Medical Center. They're a wonderful and amazing group of talented professionals who have been educated and trained in some of the finest institutions. Our goal is to provide the same and even better, quality of healthcare here in the San Luis Valley that you'd expect in the largest hospitals and the biggest cities. The difference is ~ we're serving our family, neighbors and friends. That's why our vision statement "Making exceptional healthcare personal" is testimony to who we are and what we do.
We'd be honored to have you be a part of this vision by allowing us care for you and your or by joining our team of dedicated people.
Russ Johnson, CEO of San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center
BOARD OF TRUSTEES