Dear Arkansas Valley Communities: With the closing of one of the longest operating private healthcare facilities in the Arkansas Valley, Loma Vista Medical Center, many will soon need to find a new Primary Care Provider and Medical Home. As a Community Health Center, Valley-Wide Health Systems provides services to all community members, not just to
American Heart Association and American Medical Association announce inaugural list of physician practices and health systems receiving a Target: BP™ award for their commitment to prioritize blood pressure control within the communities they serve. The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) have announced the names of 310 physician practices and health systems
If you recently had an appointment with a Valley-Wide Health Systems provider, you were likely offered a free HIV test. Currently, Valley-Wide is offering this free and voluntary test annually to any established Valley-Wide patient ages 15-64. This test is also offered more frequently to those patients who are at higher risk of getting HIV.
Many think of health (the dictionary included) as only the absence of illness or injury, but we at Valley-Wide Health Systems have a grander vision of what health can be. Wherever a community pulls together to grow in positive ways, it is health. Team work–combining skill sets and diverse experience to reach a common goal–is
Valley-Wide Health Systems would like to wish all of our communities a very Safe and Happy Holiday Season! We’re here when you need us! Avoid a costly trip to the ER for common ailments. We provide valuable, affordable health care access for you and your family. Valley-Wide’s Convenient Care Community Clinic in Alamosa, and La Junta
How can you know if you have influenza? Common symptoms of influenza are fever, headache, muscle aches, cough, sore throat, and a runny nose. Your healthcare provider can swab your nose to detect influenza. Sometimes this may not be needed if you have classic symptoms during flu season. What is Influenza? Influenza is a virus
Ricardo Velasquez, MD received the Exceptional Clinical Leadership Award For Demonstrating Clinical Excellence and Commitment to Providing Quality Health Care for All! CHAMPS Board of Directors Meeting on Sunday October 22, 2017 in Seattle, Washington For 25 years, Dr. Ricardo Velasquez has served as a dedicated and farsighted clinical leader at Valley-Wide Health Systems. In all
Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. would like to acknowledge its military veteran employees and express our sincere appreciation for their service. Thank You April Cole – Bio Med Equipment Tech Jessica Figueroa – Medical Assistant Randall Jernigan – Facilities Staff Karl Kohlgraf, DDS – Chief Dental Officer Eugene Marez – Registered Nurse Mike Noonan, PA-C –
We are proud to announce that Susan Kasza, DO has joined our La Junta Clinic. Dr. Kasza earned her medical degree at the A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. She completed a Rural Training Track Family Medicine Residency in Wray, Colorado. Dr. Kasza earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science and Animal
Men’s health month comes around every June, but November is dedicated to the Mustache, “Movember”. The Movember Foundation is an organization that promotes awareness and raises money for men’s health in areas such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. From the Movember Foundation: The state of men’s health is in crisis.