Making a Difference in People's Lives SLV Health Celebrates Nurses Week

Bryan Garcia, RN, House Supervisor; Tracy Headrick, NP, ER; Monica Hinds, RN, Emergency Department Director and Interm OB Director; Eslin Garcia-Dominguez, RN, ED and Float; Katie Worle, RN, ER; and Brenda Marchildon, RN, ER are some of the many nurses being celebrated from Nov. 1 through Nov. 7.

San Luis Valley Health is celebrating and thanking their nurses from Nov. 1 through Nov. 8. Nurses Week is traditionally held in May, but due to so many changes with COVID, the celebration was delayed. This year's theme is Nurses: A Voice to Lead Ð Nursing the World to Health.

What a perfect time, now in the month of giving thanks, that nurses are celebrated. A special thank you goes out to SLV Health's team of Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), Nurse Practitioners (NPs or aka Advance Practice Registered Nurse), and Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs).

The World Health Organization designated 2020 as International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, in honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. According to the TeamHealth website, Now, more than ever, nurses are being recognized as heroes as they fight alongside their fellow clinicians on the front lines of COVID-19.

Please go online to the SLV Health Facebook page or the website at to see photos and personal stories from our nurses at SLV Health.