Awards & Recognitions
Trusted & Excellent: Gunnison Valley's Hospital Since 1938
Gunnison Valley Health is fortunate to have received numerous awards and
recognitions for excellence in various departments of your county health
system. Keep reading to learn more about the awards that distinguish our
Gunnison Valley hospital and give our clients confidence.
Some of the awards and recognitions we have achieved include:
Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in America
For five of the last six years GVH has been named one of the iVantage
Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States, scoring
in the top 100 of Critical Access Hospitals on the iVantage Hospital Strength
INDEX™. The INDEX is the industry's most comprehensive rating
of acute care hospitals and the only one to include the country's
nearly 1,300 Critical Access facilities, measuring them across 62 different
One of the Top 25 Rural Hospitals Nationwide
According to the iVantage INDEX, GVH ranks in the top 1.2% of over 2100
rural hospitals over a variety of measures including quality, patient
perspective, charge, and financial stability. That means that we are performing
in the top 25 of all rural hospitals in the country.
HEALTHSTRONG Hospital by iVantage Health Analytics
GVH was named one of the nation's 2015 HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals by iVantage
Health Analytics, which highlights top performing hospitals as determined
through the Hospital Strength Index™-a broad performance scorecard
focused on: Risk, Value, and Performance. We received a HEALTHSTRONG composite
of 94.5 out of 100, in a national group of 4,300 hospitals nationwide.
Avatar Solutions "Best Overall Performer" for Patient Satisfaction
In 2016 GVH performed in the top 10-12% of hospitals nationwide across
patient types - Inpatient, Outpatient, Emergency Department, and Ambulatory Surgery.
Avatar Solutions "Most Improved Employee Engagement 2014 Award"
GVH received Avatar Solutions' award for second most improved Engagement
scores among their clients in 2014! Without the dedication and commitment
of GVH staff, this award would not have been possible. We would like to
thank each staff member for their participation in the survey process
and for the continued support of GVH. Our employees are the backbone of
the organization, and we are thrilled to know that so many people in the
Valley find this organization a great place to work!
Accreditation from The Joint Commission
GVH has achieved the Gold Seal of Approval® for a CAH with three years
of accreditation from The Joint Commission. To achieve accreditation,
GVH underwent an unannounced on-site review by a select team of Joint
Commission professionals. These standards are considered the most thorough
in the industry and healthcare organizations are accredited on a voluntary
basis. GVH chose to be evaluated because we are committed to providing
the Valley with excellent healthcare. The Joint Commission is the nation's
oldest and largest standards setting and accrediting body in health care
and GVH is proud to announce that we have been awarded certification.
VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence
This award evaluates all Colorado hospitals on their CMS Core measure
performance, which is a mix of clinical quality and patient satisfaction.
These are the measures that will be used by the federal government to
pay hospitals for performance under health reform.
Top Ranked Emergency Medical Services
Our Gunnison Valley hospital has had Top Ranked EMS Services-as judged
by the Colorado EMS of the Year Award-twice in the last seven years.
Top 5% Surveyed Nursing Home
Our Senior Care Center is ranked in the Top 5% in Colorado as judged by
Resident & Family Survey Results. In addition, our Senior Care Center
and Assisted Living Facility both passed the Colorado State Inspection
with flying colors!
Top Level Hospice & Palliative Care Program
A recent surprise Hospice & Palliative Care Survey was conducted by
the Colorado Department of Public Health in November of 2016. The survey
found no major deficiencies and re-enforced performance as a top level
Our Laboratory has received certification from the College of American
Pathologists, a rigorous survey with over 1,000 points of inspection,
for the past 22 years.
IBCLC Care Award
Gunnison Valley Health is a 2014 International Board Certified Lactation
Consultant (IBCLC) Care Award recipient. GVH won this award due to its
programs that promote and support breastfeeding. GVH also has a dedicated
To learn more about our services, or to schedule an appointment, please
contact our staff
at Gunnison Valley Health today!