About Gunnison Valley Health
Serving Colorado Residents Since 1938
Gunnison Valley Health is the sole community-owned health system for Gunnison
County and the surrounding areas. Gunnison Valley Health is proud to provide
a comprehensive spectrum of care for the varied health requirements of
our community members throughout every stage of their lives.
Gunnison Valley Health is not just a hospital, it is a fully integrated
health system that includes almost every aspect of healthcare. From our
Family Birthing Center to our Senior Care Center to the Cancer Care Center
and the philanthropic foundation, Gunnison Valley Health is here to keep
Gunnison County living well together!
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About Our Facility
Gunnison Valley Health is a 24-bed, short-term, acute care hospital owned
and operated by the County of Gunnison. It is a critical access hospital,
governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Gunnison
County Commissioners and licensed by the State of Colorado. Since 1938,
the hospital has provided quality healthcare to the residents and visitors
of Gunnison County.
The Colorado Department of Health and the Food & Drug Administration
licenses Gunnison Valley Hospital. Gunnison Valley Hospital is a registered
provider with the Colorado Department of Health Policy & Financing
for participation in the state Medicaid program. We are also certified
by the Federal Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) for participation
in the Medicare program.
Meet Our Staff
The staff at Gunnison Valley Health is a healthcare team consisting of
specialists, surgeons, physician's assistants, nursing staff, technicians,
and technologists. Our team works in conjunction with various local family
practice physicians from multiple offices.
24/7 Emergency Care
Our rural valley lends itself not only to standard medical and traumatic
emergencies but also to extreme emergencies such as cold weather injuries
and high altitude injuries. The EMS Department of Gunnison Valley Health
is prepared for rapid response and comprehensive care 24 hours a day.
Our EMS service area encompasses an area nearly twice the size of the
state of Delaware. As a result, our EMS response teams are highly trained
and equipped with state-of-the-art resources and medicines.
Gunnison Valley Hospital is a Level IV Trauma Center. Local physicians
staff the emergency room (ER) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. General surgery,
orthopedic, and OB/GYN consultants are available on an on-call basis.
The ER department is supplied with the advanced equipment necessary to
meet the demands of any patient with ailments ranging from bronchitis
to multi-system trauma. St. Mary's CareFlight offers flight for life
helicopter services to Gunnison Valley Hospital.
Our Mission, Vision & Values
Our mission: The mission of Gunnison Valley Health is to effectively organize and
provide quality healthcare services that improve the health of our community.
Our vision: As central to a vibrant, diverse and independent community, Gunnison Valley
Health provides sustained, premier care that promotes lifelong health
Our values at Gunnison Valley Health are summed up by the acronym "I
Integrity: We will be resolute and unrelenting in our adherence to our mission, these
values, and our code of conduct as demonstrated in our honesty, ethical
decisions and practices, and our soundness of moral character.
Compassion: We will always exhibit behaviors and actions that reflect our understanding
of another person's circumstances and a willingness to create a positive
relationship with the person for the purpose of providing them physical
and psychological comfort.
Accountability: We will be responsible for our choices and actions at an individual and
Respect: We will always exhibit a willingness to listen and understand another's
point of view, to be courteous while others express their beliefs, to
be fair in reaching our own conclusions, and to express our opinions and
decisions in a manner that is devoid of disparaging suggestions or innuendo.
Excellence: We will commit ourselves to continuous improvement in everything we do
and seek to exceed our potential and the performance standards of our industry.
Contact Gunnison Valley Health Today
Gunnison Valley Health will anticipate the needs and exceed the expectations
of the community by providing comprehensive and progressive health care.
We are a leading health source for our community, offering wellness programs,
medical education, and illness prevention. More than that, our services
exceeds the expectation of our community and our physicians and employees
share the common goal of adhering to the mission of Gunnison Valley Health.
Call our office
today to schedule your appointment or to learn more about our services.