After six years as a Gunnison Valley Health Board of Trustee, Polly Oberosler
will complete her term in January 2021.
Gunnison Valley Health Board of Trustee Chair, Don Haver, said her main
goal was to ensure that the healthcare system did not lose sight of its
mission and remained community-focused.
“Polly lives by Gunnison Valley Health’s mission, to provide
quality healthcare services that improve the health of our community,
and always has the community at the center of every decision she makes,”
“She brought the views of both the Gunnison Valley and the ranching
community to the Board of Trustees. We learned from her background and
how actions or changes at Gunnison Valley Health could impact the community,” he said.
As a female ranger for the Gunnison National Forest, Polly Obersoler has
a long history in the Gunnison Valley. For years, Obersoler was involved
with the renowned Cattlemen’s Days Rodeo and dedicated many volunteer
hours to the events’ success.
Gunnison Valley Health CEO, Rob Santilli, said it wasn’t uncommon
to see her walking the halls at the Hospital to see both clinical and
“Polly understood the value of connecting with staff and was eager
to learn more about the opportunities and challenges within the healthcare
system,” Santilli said. “She understands the behavioral health
concerns in the Valley and is passionate to see Gunnison Valley Health
take a stronger role in supporting additional initiatives that will benefit
Obersoler said her proudest achievement is “bringing a community-focused
approach to the decision making process.” Although she will miss
being on the Board of Trustees, Obersoler’s passion for the healthcare
system will continue by being involved in several committees which will
help Gunnison Valley Health strive for excellence in patient care and
positively impact the community.
Thanking Obersoler for her services to Gunnison Valley Health, Haver commented,
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Executive Team and employees,
thank you, Polly, for your commitment and dedication to our healthcare
system. Your passion for healthcare and community perspective has made
a positive difference to the lives of many people in our Valley.”
Gunnison County Commissioners appointed hospital consultant of over 20
years, David Gray, to the Board of Trustees. Recently retired and residing
in Crested Butte, Gray will begin his term in February 2021.
As a token of our appreciation for many volunteer hours as a Board member,
Polly received a personalized Gunnison Valley Health belt buckle, handmade
by local silversmith Ivy McNulty.