Valley-Wide Health Systems (Valley-Wide) is committed to providing, high-quality, safe, effective and integrated health care services in a respectful and inclusive manner for all with special consideration for medically underserved populations. Valley-Wide, a Community Health Center (CHC), is a private non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation governed by a volunteer community board. Valley-Wide has thirty four service sites strategically located throughout multiple rural counties in Southern Colorado.
Along with multiple outreach programs, Valley-Wide also oversees an Agricultural Worker Health Service Program that provides vouchers to patients in areas of the state that do not house C/MHCs.
Valley-Wide serves all ages through a family-practice focused approach. Emphasis is placed on assisting the patient and achieving their health outcomes in the most appropriate way.
Valley-Wide Health Systems is committed to providing high-quality, safe, effective and integrated health care services in a respectful and inclusive manner for all with special consideration for medically underserved populations.
To be the innovative community leader in advancing the highest level of whole-person health for all.
Striving for perfection, especially in quality patient care.
Adhering to the highest standards of moral and ethical values and principles.
Ensuring survival to continue providing exceptional health care to all.
Strong and cohesive teams both internally and externally
Accountability within and being a premier organization within the community.
Ensuring patients get the same excellent health care regardless of their status.
In late 2019, our Leadership team approved a five-year strategic plan, in alignment with our mission, vision and values. You can download our 2020-2024 Strategic Plan here:
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Valley-Wide
Valley-Wide believes it is our purpose to identify and address gaps in healthcare equity and provide access to care. We recognize and prioritize the voices of our community members who face disparities and incorporate their feedback into our leadership, policies, and infrastructure.
Valley-Wide strives to create a safe, inclusive, and culturally sensitive healthcare home for patients and staff. By providing an example of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion best practices, we hope to influence our healthcare peers to do the same.
We are rooted in our mission to provide knowledgeable, equitable, high-quality healthcare to all. We are committed to addressing health disparities existing in our communities and honor the wealth of knowledge and ideas which come from a diverse staff. Valley-Wide welcomes and serves patients of all ages, races, ethnicities, genders and gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, and socio-economic statuses. We value the “differences that make a difference” in our staff and our patients.
How we show our commitment
Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee leads the organization in training and integrated growth.
We partner with other community organizations in all of our service regions to create strong, mutually beneficial, accountable and equitable partnerships with diverse organizations and leaders from communities facing disparities.
We incorporate the ideas and insights that come from our staff members’ unique experiences and backgrounds.
We are continually striving to seek innovative ways in which we can continue to deliver high-quality care to an increasing number of patients, in a comprehensive, professional manner that is best for them.
At Valley-Wide Health Systems, we are committed to strong stewardship of resources. We receive funding from a variety of sources and believe it is our responsibility to share financial information through our Annual Reports so our communities and funders know how resources are being utilized.
Welcome to Valley-Wide Health Systems. My Team and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to all the services we offer at our health centers located in the San Luis Valley, Arkansas Valley, and in Cañon City. Valley-Wide services include medical, dental, behavioral health, physical therapy, and pharmacy among many other complementary services that help to support the healthcare needs of our patients. If you would like to learn more about all of our services please give us a call or you can find some very valuable information on our website.
My involvement with Valley-Wide began in February of 2019, and I am proud to be part of such an innovative organization. Valley-Wide is a proven champion for meeting the healthcare needs of the communities we serve. I have a personal understanding of the trials and challenges of those who must navigate the road of the healthcare environment. In 2008, my husband and I adopted my niece and nephew, while I love these children like they are my own, they came to us with a number of medical and behavioral health issues. I do not know what we would have done without the support and services provided by the local community health center to help these children become healthy happy individuals. As a mother and as the President and CEO of Valley-Wide, I am here to bring compassion, commitment, and the needed resources to the communities we serve.
My team and I are committed to providing quality care with dignity and compassion. Our goal is to provide high-quality, safe, effective, and integrated healthcare services in a respectful and inclusive manner for all with special consideration for medically underserved populations. Valley-Wide strives to recruit the best medical, dental, physical therapy, and behavioral health providers available. We treat all patients with the same care and respect we expect for our own families.
Valley-Wide is your community health center. If you are currently a patient of one of Valley-Wide’s healthcare centers, I thank you for selecting us to care for you and your family. If you are looking for qualified, skilled, and compassionate medical, dental, physical therapy, and behavioral health providers, I welcome you to select Valley-Wide Health Systems as your provider of choice. Our array of services is designed to be easily accessible to all. We accept most private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, the Colorado Indigent Care Program and Colorado Child Health Plan Plus. We also offer a sliding fee program for anyone who does not have insurance. Whether you need preventive services like well exams or dental cleanings, or you are sick, or you need care for your chronic conditions, we are committed to be there when you need us.
Thank you for your interest in Valley-Wide Health Systems,
Executive Leadership Team
Jania Arnoldi, PhD, MBA
President/Chief Executive Officer
Joseph (JC) Carrica III, EdD
Vice President/Chief Healthcare Innovation & Strategy Officer
Kristina Daniel, LPC, LAC, ADS, MBA
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Larry Helms, CHCIO
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO)
Emelin Martinez, FNP-BC, MSN
Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
Laura DiPrince, MS, LPC, NCC, ADS
Chief Behavioral Health Officer (CBHO)
Stacey Robben, DDS
Chief Dental Officer (CDO)
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) / Legal Counsel
Board of Directors
Jeremy Silva, Chair
Social Service Director
Celina Espinoza, Vice Chair
K-12 Education Counselor
Michelle Ferrera (she/her), Secretary
Child Welfare and Adult Protection Supervisor
Trevor La Cost, Treasurer
Arkansas Valley Diesel Service, Inc.
Linda L. DeHerrera, Member
County Land Use Administrator
Alondra Maldonado, Member
High School Teacher
John Spano, Member
Bent County Ambulance Service Director
Matthew Martinez (he/him/his), Member
Raul Ramos, Member
Board Member Recruitment
Valley-Wide Health Systems is looking for new board members. To learn more about our board and how they serve Valley-Wide, please see our Board Member Job Description. If you would like to apply, please fill out either the online or PDF application. Please send PDF applications to RosenbergA@valley-widehealth.org.