Centura Health has expanded its services to the San Luis Valley and has an agreement with the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center to offer services in the region.
The affiliation will develop cardiology, stroke, spine and trauma services in the under-served area.
The relationship allows San Luis to retain its independence, said Jan Gay, chairman of the board of trustees.
“We know there are health care services that are beyond the scope of what can be provided locally,” she said.
Centura is the parent company for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services.