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Southwest Health System Partners With Peak Health Alliance

Southwest Health System in Cortez will join the Peak Health Alliance network and will accept Elevate Health Plans insurance beginning in 2024, Peak CEO Anne Ladd announced today.

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Southwest Health System Announces New CEO Joe Theine

The Southwest Health System (SHS) Board of Directors announces Joseph (Joe) Theine as the incoming Chief Executive Officer, effective July 24, 2023.

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Southwest Health System Family Birthing Center Remains Open

After careful reconsideration, Southwest Health System (SHS) announced today that the Family Birthing Center at Southwest Memorial Hospital will remain open. Full Family Birthing Center services, including labor and delivery, remain available to serve the local community.

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Southwest Health System Announces Relocation of SMG Park Street and the Discontinuation of Interventional Spine Services

After careful consideration, Southwest Health System (SHS) has
announced the planned relocation of Southwest Medical Group (SMG) Park Street (Internal Medicine), and the discontinuation of Interventional Spine services.

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Southwest Health System Announces Interim Chief Executive Officer David Faulkner

David Faulkner will become Southwest Health System’s (SHS) Interim Chief Executive Officer effective February 2, 2023.

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February is Heart Month

February is Heart Month. Time to scrutinize your habits and align them with a heart-healthy lifestyle. Heart-healthy lifestyle changes made during the year’s shortest month can deliver long-term dividends. Some important areas that influence heart-health include diet, movement, stress levels, and existing health conditions.

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Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

Party-size platters groaning with tempting arrays of mouth-watering holiday foods are stressful if you want to maintain your weight and your waistline. Knowing what and how much to eat during holidays can help you stay slim, healthy, and active.

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Safeguarding Health Through Vaccinations

Vaccinations have been pivotal in preventing and controlling diseases that once wreaked havoc on communities. The significance of vaccinations, particularly in the context of both seasonal flu and the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19, cannot be overstated.

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Taking Charge of Your Gut Health

Our digestive system plays a crucial role in our overall well-being, impacting everything from nutrient absorption to immune function. However, gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are prevalent and can significantly affect our quality of life.

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