SAN LUIS VALLEY—SLV Health welcomes Tiffanie Hoover as a hospitalist nurse practitioner. She will be the first SLVH hospitalist who grew up in the San Luis Valley as well as the first nurse practitioner to join the ranks as hospitalist in a new “hybrid program” in which she will provide coverage in the hospital as well as the clinics.
Hoover is a Registered Nurse (RN) who received her Master of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) from Colorado State University in Pueblo and recently completed her certification as an Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She specializes in acute care and family medicine and can see patients from birth through death. She will be practicing in both hospitals, the Regional Medical Center, as well as at Conejos County Hospital. In addition, she will see patients in the clinics to increase patient access to primary care.
“Tiffanie brings a different level of expertise to this new position,” commented Kelly Gallegos, administrator for CCH. “Her skill set allows her to treat patients who are young and old, which is needed in rural healthcare.”
“This position is one we have been talking about for a long time and Tiffanie was willing to put in the extra time to learn. She received great mentoring,” commented Antonio Gurule, administrator for SLV Health’s clinic division.
Hoover grew up in Monte Vista, graduated from Sargent High School, and obtained her Registered Nursing degree from Trinidad State Junior College in Alamosa. She then completed her Bachelor of Science degree (BSN) at Adam’s State University. She began her career with SLV Health 13 years ago as a CNA working in pediatrics.
For the last seven years she has worked in occupational medicine as a manager. She decided to return to school to become a provider because she wanted to make an impact on health care within the San Luis Valley, and she knew how important it was to have providers that were rooted in the community. “Taking care of patients of all ages in my own community is a lifelong dream of mine,” commented Hoover, “and SLV Health has been supportive as I worked and went to school. I have had so many people within this wonderful organization mentor me and help me be the provider I am today and still hope to be tomorrow.”
Hoover is married, has three young daughters, and she loves spending time with family in the outdoors.