Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. (Valley-Wide) will open a new integrated health center in Buena Vista in the spring of 2020. Valley-Wide is dedicated to becoming the provider of choice for residents located in and near Chaffee County, one of the only counties in Colorado that does not have access to the services provided by a community health center. The name of the new health center will be Valley-Wide Buena Vista. The goal for the opening date has been set to accommodate the time required to redesign and rebuild the building located at 707 US Highway 24 North. The Buena Vista clinic location will complement Valley-Wide’s other health center locations in the Upper and Lower Arkansas Valleys, and in the San Luis Valley.
Family medicine and dental services will be the health center’s areas of focus, with the addition of integrated behavioral health services soon. Added services and staff will bring economic benefits to the community as well.
Valley-Wide President/CEO Jania Arnoldi noted, “Valley-Wide is excited to add this location as part of the Valley-Wide network of services, under the name Valley-Wide Buena Vista. We look forward to being able to bring our services to the community in addition to collaborating with the other community partners to ensure that Buena Vista and the surrounding communities have access to the best healthcare services possible.”
Valley-Wide is a private non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation governed by a volunteer community board. Established in 1976, Valley-Wide has thirteen primary health care delivery sites strategically located throughout rural counties in Southern Colorado. Most sites have integrated behavioral health services available. These full-service clinics are complemented by eight dental clinics, four physical therapy clinics, and numerous ancillary health services to address routine and complex needs of the patient populations and communities served. Valley-Wide serves all ages through a Family Medicine focus approach. Emphasis is placed on assisting the patient, reducing barriers such as cost, culture, language, literacy, and transportation that may hinder use of appropriate health care services.