This month is Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness month. In the article below, Physical Therapist Ashley Absmeier-Koppenhafer discusses ways that you can handle pain without being prescribed pain medications. Pain can be debilitating both physically and mentally. There are two types of pain: acute and chronic. Acute pain, if untreated, can lead to chronic pain. Treated,
Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. (Valley-Wide) is pleased to welcome the transition of the former Centennial Family Health Center, LLC to our family of community health center clinics located throughout southern Colorado. Family Nurse Practitioner, Karen Tomky, MSN, FNP has led the clinic at 319 Main Street in Ordway, Colorado for over 16 years. In honor
May is Mental Health Month. Throughout the month, we will be sharing how and why mental health is such an important factor for living your best life. In the article below, Dr. Lauren Sonderegger explains why taking care of your mental health is important during pregnancy. Dr. Sonderegger offers prenatal care in Spanish and English
As part of National Heart Health Month, we have prepared a Heart Healthy grocery list for all of our communities. Many of these items are cost-friendly as well. Enjoy!
Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that President/CEO Gigi Darricades has been named the 2018 Stanley J. Brasher Legacy Award Winner. The Stanley J. Brasher Legacy Award was created by the Community Health Association of Mountain Plains States (CHAMPS) Executive Committee in 2013 to honor individuals who have dedicated their careers to solving
In a recent team building project to support their clients, the Nurse Family Partnership Team put together gift bags for new mothers celebrating their first Mother’s Day in May. The highlight of the bags was a brown sugar foot scrub that the team made by hand. The bags also included the foot scrub recipe to
The kids were all smiles at Career Day thanks in part to Dr. Sam Smith and Veronica Cruz, Dental Assistant sharing more about their professions. Dr. Smith and Ms. Cruz were invited to speak to students at La Junta Primary School and shared information about their professions and about going to the dentist. “We had
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The Valley-Wide San Luis Health Center has made significant strides in the enrollment of eligible patients in their tobacco cessation counseling program. “One of our top priorities is to be proactive and keep the communities we serve healthy,” explained Marisa Atencio, Assistant Director of Nursing. From February to August of 2017, an average of 35.3%
By Carie Canterbury – Cañon City Daily Record A former downtown Cañon City bank building soon will become a modern clinic that will integrate primary medical care, dental services and behavioral health services into one facility where the providers will work in collaboration to design treatment plans to meet patient’s needs. Read more–>