Gunnison Valley Health has teamed up with the Colorado Fetal Care Center
at Children’s Hospital Colorado and St. Mary’s Medical Center
to provide services at the hospital for families facing high-risk pregnancies.
Gunnison Valley Health’s Director of Imaging and Cardiopulmonary
Services, Brett Bruce, said the service includes maternal fetal medicine
specialists visiting the Valley each month to monitor, diagnose and treat
all high-risk fetal conditions affecting expectant mothers.
“The Colorado Fetal Care Center is renowned as one of the most comprehensive
fetal care programs in the nation,” Bruce said. “Innovative
imaging techniques, advanced treatment and fetal care specialists ensure
families in the Gunnison Valley receive the earliest possible diagnosis
and care for high-risk fetal conditions.
Bruce commented that families faced with fetal anomalies were previously
forced to seek care outside of the Valley.
“Bringing new life into the world is one of the most memorable experiences,”
he said. “For families with high-risk pregnancies, it’s peace
of mind knowing they will receive the best care available in the nation
right here in the Valley.”
Gunnison Valley Health’s CEO, Rob Santilli, said the health system
is continuously looking at opportunities to partner with organizations
to deliver a wide range of services to the community.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Children’s Hospital
Colorado to bring a valuable fetal care service to our community,”
Santilli said. “Aligning ourselves with specialist organizations
means our community members can have access to specialized providers and
receive the best possible care without leaving the Valley,” he said.
Children’s Hospital Colorado Maternal Fetal Medicine providers will
visit Gunnison Valley Health on the third Tuesday of each month starting August 18th. To schedule an appointment, call St. Mary’s Maternal Fetal Medicine
office at 970-298-2275 or speak to your obstetrician-gynecologist or primary