Swing Bed is a Great Option for Many Patients
Sep 15, 2017
Swing Bed is A Great Option for Many Patients What does the term “swing bed” mean?  Swing bed refers to the practice of “swinging” patients from one level of care – acute care that requires hospitalization – to the next level – continued skilled nursing and rehabilitation services as the...
Local Women Donate Books to Labor and Delivery Unit
Sep 11, 2017
A recent patient at the Labor and Delivery unit at the San Luis Valley Health’s Regional Medical Center was delighted to receive a brand new baby book and was overheard to say, “Oh, That’s wonderful!  My baby’s first book!”  Recently, several members of the Family Community Education club...
Garrard Presents at Conference
Sep 11, 2017
Dr. Jacqueline Garrard, SLV Health Women’s Health Clinic Provider and Colorado Task Force Representative for the American Congress of Obstetrician and Gynecologists, presented on the ways Colorado is reducing morbidity and mortality within the perinatal population.  She presented in...
San Luis Valley Health Recognizes Sepsis Awareness Month
Sep 1, 2017
In early August The Valley Courier published a guest opinion by Shawna Manzanares regarding the threat of Sepsis.  San Luis Valley Health (SLVH) joins Ms. Manzanares in honoring September as Sepsis Awareness Month.  Every two minutes, someone dies from sepsis in the United States –...
X-ray and Mammography Technologist celebrates working at SLVH for over 50 Years
Aug 29, 2017
This year Linda Schmidt, an x-ray and mammography technologist who works PRN in the imaging department is celebrating working at SLV health for 50 years off and on throughout her lifetime. Linda started as nurse’s aide for Alamosa Community Hospital in 1962. Then she attended St. Francis Hospital...
2017 Stephanie L. Miner 5K Walk and Run
Aug 29, 2017
Mark your calendars, form a team and share your energy at the 14th annual Stephanie L. Miner 5k walk and run.  Join us as we walk, jog, and run to celebrated survivors, and support those who are facing cancer and remember those whom we have lost. When and Where Saturday September...
Dr. David Geiger appointed as Medical Director of Surgical Services
Aug 29, 2017
San Luis Valley Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Greg McAuliffe has announced the appointment of Dr. David Geiger as Medical Director of Surgical Services effective September 1, 2017.  Dr. Geiger came to San Luis Valley Health as a General Surgeon in 2006 and is joined by Carla Crist...
SLV Health Trauma Participates in "Stop the Bleed"
Aug 22, 2017
A nationwide “Stop the Bleed” campaign has been started over the past couple years in an attempt to educate first responders and the general public on how to potentially save lives when the opportunity arises. Inspired by the idea, SLV Health’s Trauma Committee along with Trauma...
SLV Healh's Parnership with Women's Wellness Connection
Aug 14, 2017
The Women’s Wellness Connection (WWC) can help pay for clinical breast, cervical exams, breast imaging for uninsured or underinsured women. We are excited to report that WWC has granted additional funds to purchase breast models for all SLVH Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Surgeons and Women’s...
Over $20,000 was awarded to SLV Health Clinics
Aug 9, 2017
On the morning of Tuesday, August 1st, SLV Health was recognized for their efforts in reducing non-urgent Emergency Department (ED) visits. Over $20,000 was awarded by Integrated Community Health Partners (ICHP Colorado) to San Luis Valley Health (SLVH) clinics in La Jara, Antonito...

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