According to the American Cancer Society, despite the fact that the national smoking rate has dropped to just 14%, more than 34 million Americans still smoke cigarettes; smoking is the largest preventable cause of death and illness globally. If you’re a smoker, quitting can vastly improve your health, no matter your age. But it can
Valley Wide Health Systems, Inc. invites you to celebrate Forensic Nurses Week (November 11-15, 2019) with us. Marking 10 years and counting, Forensic Nurses Week is designated to recognize the dedicated nurses who provide exceptional care to patients impacted by violence, abuse, and trauma. Sexual assault, gun violence, and human trafficking continue to demand our
By: Emelin Martinez, FNP-BC, Family Nurse Practitioner/Valley Wide Chief Medical Officer November is Diabetes Awareness Month, so we’ve asked our providers to contribute to this quick article to give you the information you need about diabetes. This is an all too common diagnosis made and managed in our clinics. Knowledge is power, and we want you to
By: Emelin Martinez, FNP-BC, Family Nurse Practitioner/Valley Wide Chief Medical Officer and Steven Gallegos, FNP-BC, Family Nurse Practitioner/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner November is Diabetes Awareness Month, so we’ve asked our providers to contribute to this quick article to give you the information you need about diabetes. This is an all too common diagnosis made and managed in
Submitted by: Toni Romero, Agriculture/Outreach Director Dr. David Guhl, OD is an optometrist who practices in Colorado Springs. He has been coming to Valley-Wide annually to hold an eye clinic for the past 25 years. Dr. Guhl says that he found out about Valley-Wide when he read something about a coat drive for agricultural workers,
Due to the weather conditions, all clinics in the Arkansas Valley will open at 12:00 p.m. (noon) and the Cañon City clinic will open at 10:00 a.m. UPDATE: the Ordway Clinic will be CLOSED all day today. Please stay tuned to our website or social media pages, as we will continue with updates as needed.
Join us on Thursday, November 14 for a free class on managing and preventing diabetes. These classes are open to the public, as well as VWHS employees. Each region will have a session available so you don’t have to travel too far to learn about diabetes and your health! Click below to download a flyer
By: Sarah Williams, PT, DPT In honor of Physical Therapy month, I wanted to share a few tips on how to stay healthy, active, and feeling good, especially through the winter months. As the days become shorter and the weather grows colder, it can be harder to live the active, healthy lifestyle we should! However,
On Saturday, Saguache held a Health and Safety Fair, hosted by H.E.A.R.T. of Saguache, a nonprofit health equity organization. HEART stands for Health Equity Action Resident Team. H.E.A.R.T. of Saguache is “committed to ending poverty and disengagement through education, increasing diversity, and creating equity throughout our community to secure a prosperous future.” Valley-Wide Health Systems’
Thanks Dr. Kris Steinberg for helping us create this infographic to shine a light on Breast Cancer Awareness!