Gunnison Valley Health has been recognized for the eighth year as a Top
100 Critical Access Hospital in the United States by The Chartis Center
for Rural Health.
Gunnison Valley Health’s CEO Rob Santilli said being nationally recognized
as a top performing hospital eight times is no coincidence.
“This recognition demonstrates that Gunnison Valley Health is a strong
performing hospital who consistently provides a high level of patient
care matched with unparalleled quality standards,” said Mr. Santilli.
“We are very thankful to have talented physicians and staff who are
committed to delivering exceptional care within our community,” he said.
The INDEX determines an overall score for each hospital by leveraging 50
rural-relevant indicators across eight pillars of hospital strength which
include inpatient market share, outpatient market share, cost, charge,
quality, outcomes, patient perspective and financial stability.
“This award is based on key industry measures such as quality, care
outcomes and patient experience to objectively compare 1,380 critical
access hospitals across the nation,” said Mr. Santilli.
“Recognized nationally in the top 100, not once but eight times,
confirms our success factors are embedded in our work processes.”
National Leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health Michael Topchik
said in an era of increased complexity and uncertainty, top 100 hospitals
have established themselves as a bellwether for rural provider performance.
“Top 100 status is a real indicator of how proactive these hospitals
are when it comes to pushing for performance improvement in areas such
as quality, outcomes, patient safety, market share and finance,”
said Mr. Topchik.
“We are thrilled to be recognized for this award and equally pleased
that our community will ultimately benefit from our superior performance,”
said Mr. Santilli.
About Gunnison Valley Health
Gunnison Valley Health is a 24-bed, short-term, critical access hospital
owned and operated by the County of Gunnison. Gunnison Valley Health is
governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Gunnison
County Commissioners and licensed by the State of Colorado. Gunnison Valley
Health offers a wide spectrum of services to meet the needs of our community
including the seasonally operated Mountain Clinic, a certified urgent
care facility located at Mt. Crested Butte. Since 1938, the hospital has
provided quality healthcare to the residents and visitors of Gunnison County.