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2016 Community Health Health Needs Assessment

Understanding the health needs of our community and what Gunnison Valley Health is doing to address them

In the fall of 2016, we conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment in conjunction with Montrose Memorial Hospital and Delta County Memorial Hospital. Information was sought from a variety of our community members including representatives from healthcare, government, clergy, business, and non-profit communities, among others. Once gathered, the findings were analyzed presented to a team of representatives from GVH. The team considered the needs that were highlighted and identified the steps we have taken as a health system to address them. The team also identified potential steps that could be taken or programs that are going to be implemented in the future that further address the key needs.

The significant needs identified by the community in the 2016 assessment are:

  1. Mental Health/Suicide/Drug Abuse/Alcohol Abuse.
  2. Access to Physicians.
  3. Cancer Care Services.

For each of these three, Gunnison Valley Health has taken concrete and significant steps to address the need and improve the services we offer. We remain committed to the health of our community and addressing the needs identified by our community members.

For a complete report on the findings and results of the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment, click here.

If you have any questions, feel free to email thansen@gvh-colorado.org.

As always, it is an honor to serve our community.


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