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Tribute to Dr. Ricardo Velásquez, MD

Dr. Ricardo Velásquez, MD came to Valley-Wide in the late 1970’s and helped fuel an idealistic commitment to provide “health care for all.” The young doctor, by striving for care-continuity and putting an emphasis on the patients, helped set a stage for a true health care paradigm shift in the San Luis Valley. Dr. Velásquez’s dedication to family medicine over the years, provided him several opportunitiesand took his medical career to many places where he was able to gain experience and a deeper enjoyment of family medicine.

He continued as a staff physician with Valley-Wide and his career blossomed and included an Administrative side as he became the Rural Family Practice Resident rotation coordinator, the Medical Staff President for the SLV Regional Medical Center, Valley-Wide’s Chief Medical Officer and Interim President/CEO for Valley-Wide Health Systems from 2010-2011.

We are tremendously grateful for all that Dr. Velásquez has given to our patients, communities and Valley-Wide in his successful career and wish him well in his new endeavors.