November 7-11, 2016 , is Forensic Nurses Week. This special week has been set aside to recognize the extraordinary work of nurses (Sandi Beheiry, RN, MSN, SANE) who practice in this unique nursing specialty. Forensic nurses specialize in caring for patients who have experienced violence and trauma. As the fastest growing nursing specialty, forensic nursing
Dyan Anderson, Nurse Home Visitor for the San Luis Valley Nurse-Family Partnership Program at Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. (VWHS) was recently awarded a Kaiser Permanente Loan Repayment Award through The Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN). Dyan has worked fulltime with the Nurse-Family Partnership at VWHS since 2001 and is the only original NHV at the
National Nurses Week is May 6-12. Valley-Wide would like to thank all of our wonderful nurses for all they do! We learn through the daily examples from the amazing nurses we work with that each nurse is committed “to cure sometimes, to relieve often, and to comfort always.” To all of our Nurses and Medical
The Kaiser Permanente Loan Repayment Program is a very competitive program; over 120 applications were received, but only 25 applicants were awarded. The purpose of the program is to support retention of high performing clinical support staff serving in underserved areas. Colorado Community Health Network chose Marisa’s application because they were impressed with her commitment
Congratulations Marisa Atencio! Marisa has been selected to receive a Kaiser Permanente Educational Loan Repayment for Safety Net Clinical Support Staff Program loan repayment award in the amount of $10,000. The goal of this program is to support retention and recruitment of high performing clinical support staff committed to serving in underserved areas. CCHN is
2010 Dietary Guidelines The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans offer a practical roadmap to help you make changes in your eating plan to improve your health. Balancing Calories to Manage Weight The first step is to focus on balancing calories with physical activity and consuming an overall healthy eating pattern. This will put you on
On February 27, 2015, Marisa Atencio was a nominee selected for the Florence Nightingale Award, a well-deserved recognition! Marisa began her journey with Valley-Wide Health Systems over eight years ago as an Executive Assistant while working her way through college. A single parent with strong family support, Marisa persevered and obtained her registered nursing degree.
In March 2002, the Joint Commission, together with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), launched a national campaign to urge patients to take a role in preventing health care errors by becoming active, involved and informed participants on the health care team. The Speak Up Campaign encourages the public to: Speak up if
The San Luis Valley Nurse-Family Partnership at Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. is celebrating 13 years of service to low-income, first-time mothers. VWHS has been the fiscal administrative agent of the SLV program since its inception in 2001. NFP is a highly respected evidence-based research model that has been in existence for over 30 years. NFP
We learn through the daily examples from the amazing nurses we work with that each nurse is committed “to cure sometimes, to relieve often, and to comfort always.” To all Nurses and Medical Assistants, we thank you: For all you do, Your caring ways, And your dedication to others, You are appreciated!