Written by Dr. Patrick Smith, Valley-Wide Health Systems and Dr. Nicole Oberfoell, Valley-Wide Health Systems Medical Resident Each year in the United States, approximately 480,000 people die from cigarettes. This astounding number has prompted a number of alternatives to smoking traditional cigarettes. One such alternative is the e-cigarette. However, are e-cigarettes “better” for you than
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
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Schedule your Well-Woman Exam today and keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy! Remember, early detection can help save lives. Schedule your appointment today.
Written by Linda Relyea – Adams State University News This article was featured in the Autumn 2018 edition of Adams State University’s magazine, A-Stater. After graduating from Adams State University in 2011, David Gurule enrolled in the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, where many of his classmates came from large,
Can you feel it? The crispness in the air, the daylight slowly getting shorter… As we quickly approach Fall, we also quickly approach flu & cold season! Here are some tips to keep you healthy through this season. Get That Vitamin D Now with the lack of sunshine, you will need to replace that source
This past Friday, Valley-Wide hosted the 1st Annual Building for the Future Golf Tournament at Four Mile Ranch Golf Club in Cañon City. This was a great event with a nice turnout that allowed us to continue to build relationships with different organizations and individuals across the Fremont County region.
Valley-Wide Health Systems is pleased to announce that Maelisa Rider, Registered Dental Hygienist, has joined the Las Animas Dental Clinic team. Rider earned her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Pueblo Community College in May 2018. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling from Central Bible College in 2006. Rider volunteers her time at several
In 2017, Valley-Wide Health Systems was awarded $225,000 from the Denver Foundation’s Colorado Health Access Fund (CHAF) to support the renovation of the behavioral health sections of the new Cañon City clinic. The clinic at 531 Main St. is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2019. In 2018, Valley-Wide applied for an additional CHAF
Valley-Wide Health Systems is pleased to announce that Terri Bowland, DO, FACOFP, has recently joined the medical staff at three Valley-Wide Health Systems clinics in the San Luis Valley. Dr. Bowland will work two days per week each at the Cesar E. Chavez Family Medical Center in Center and at the Edward M. Kennedy Health
Valley-Wide Chief Operating Officer Adam Roberts recently graduated from the prestigious UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Institute. The 11-day program was held on UCLA’s campus in Brentwood, CA. Roberts was also joined by Valley-Wide Board of Directors Vice-Chair Rick Manzanares for the final two days of the program. “I want to thank everyone that supported me