Gunnison Valley Hospital

Mission, Council & Policies


Mission, Council & Policies

Our mission is to provide people who are terminally ill with physical, emotional and spiritual support, to die with dignity, as free from pain as possible, and in the comfort of their own homes, if desired. Hospice also offers emotional support to family and friends during the dying process, as well as continued bereavement care.

Fiscal sponsorship for fundraising is provided by The Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley, a non-profit which preserves and develops permanent resources to enrich the quality of life for people of the upper Gunnison Watershed and its neighbors.


  • John Tarr, MD
  • Avalon Benell
  • Charlotte Haase
  • Malte von Matthiessen
  • Marta Jody Coleman
  • Nell Whiting
  • Kelly Woodford
  • Michelle Evernham
  • Wade Baker
  • Pam Brunsell
Gunnison Valley Health Hospice & Palliative Care actively seeks to promote access, equity, and inclusiveness, and to discourage discrimination that denies the essential humanity of all people.

Therefore, Gunnison Valley Health Hospice & Palliative Care does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran and marital status in admission, treatment, or participation.

The privacy practices of Gunnison Valley Health Hospice & Palliative Care, designed to protect the privacy, use and disclosure of protected health information, are clearly delineated in the Hospice & Palliative Care’s Notice of Privacy Practices which was developed and is used in accordance with Federal requirements. Please contact the office to request a copy.