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Announcements from the Foundation's Executive Director

2020 End of Year Letter

Dear Gunnison Valley Health supporter,

Gunnison Valley Health’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic consistently demonstrates our dedication to extraordinary care and deep commitment to collaboration.

Our team of caregivers have remained strong and resilient in the face of the unknown. They have given their all to keep us safe while struggling with the same fears and anxieties we all experience such as child care needs, limited contract with family members and the continued spread of COVID-19 throughout the country. The delivery of the very best care to our patients and being there for each other in the face of hardship is simply extraordinary.

Gunnison Valley Health has been at the forefront of bringing together stakeholders to deliver innovative solutions. These collaborations have resulted in guiding our local school system with safe sanitation measures, development of testing protocols for Western Colorado University and coordinating all COVID-19 testing and processing county wide.

Gunnison Valley Health is a leader in the State of Colorado and consistently has been called upon to share COVID-19 employee health policies. A comprehensive operations plan was developed that made it possible to be the first hospital in the state to resume outpatient elective surgeries.

As COVID-19 continues to spread, the future has never felt so unpredictable. These are challenging times for us all. Right now, we are doing everything possible to sustain our operations and continue to provide critical healthcare services for our community.

While there is a lot of uncertainty, we know that we need to adapt fast to our changing reality. Now, more than ever, our community needs us.

Your gift is extremely important to us because it offers immediate resources that are directed to current needs throughout the entire healthcare system.

Your gift helps make our community a safe place for everyone. Right now.

In times like this, we’re reminded of how interconnected we all are. Thank you for being part of our special community.

Stay safe and be well,

Jenny Birnie, M.S.W. Executive Director

Gunnison Valley Health Foundation


Donations can also be mailed to:

Gunnison Valley Health Foundation

711 N. Taylor Street

Gunnison, CO 81230