Your lungs, heart and sleep are important to us!
Gunnison Valley Health Cardiopulmonary Service provides a wide range patient
- Pulmonary functional tests
- Night time oxygen testing
- Exercise cardiac stress testing
- Cardiac ultrasound
- Vascular analysis to understand blood flow to the brain and extremities
- 24 hour heart event monitoring for 30 days
- Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
Gunnison Valley Health also supports education for pulmonary and cardiac diseases.
We also offer Neurodiagnostic Services including electroencephalograms
to monitor your brain's electrical activity, which can help in the
diagnosis of epilepsy and other brain disorders.
Jason Platzer RRT-RPSGT
Cardiopulmonary Director for the past 7 years here at Gunnison Valley Hospital.
As a Registered Respiratory Therapist for the past 20 years, my focus
has been to provide the care and compassion to patients in need of a breath.
Newborn to Geriatric. In 2007, Sleep Medicine became an added skill in
my interest of patient care. Credentialed with the American Academy of
Sleep Medicine as a Registered Sleep Technologist in 2008. Specializing
in sleep disorders associated with high altitude the unique challenges
it presents to achieving quality sleep. It is very special to work with
a team of talented individuals who work to provide a community with the
cardiopulmonary care they deserve.
Stetson Lusk BS, RCS, RVS Cardiovascular Sonographer
Stetson is in charge of the Cardiovascular Ultrasound Diagnostic testing
for Gunnison Valley Health. This testing includes: Echocardiograms, Stress
Echocardiograms, Exercise Stress Test, Carotid Duplex, Abdominal Aorta,
Renal Artery Duplex, Ankle Brachial Index, Upper/Lower Arterials, Upper/Lower
Venous Deep Vein Thrombosis, Holter Monitors, Cardiac Event Monitors,
and EKGs. All of these tests are performed in Emergency, Inpatient, and
Outpatient settings. Stetson also enjoys helping out with our patients
in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab.
After completing a Bachelor of Science program from the University of North
Georgia, Stetson went on to complete a certificate program at Northeast
Georgia Medical Center where he received his clinical training as well
as attended classes for ultrasound. Upon completion, Stetson then went
on to be registered through Cardiovascular Credentialing International
as a Registered Cardiac Sonographer and a Registered Vascular Specialist.
Stetson was born in Georgia and lived there most of his life, but brought
his family to Gunnison in April of 2018. When not at work, he enjoys the
many different outdoor activities that Gunnison has to offer. He also
really likes to eat buffalo wings as often as possible.
Jordan Dobbins, RRT– Registered Respiratory Therapist
Jordan is responsible for taking care of Cardiac and Pulmonary patients
of all ages here at GVH. Jordan has a variety of responsibilities on a
day to day basis. She works helping patients in the Emergency Room by
preforming: electrocardiograms, breathing treatments, patient education,
arterial blood gases, intubations, and running the ventilators to name
a few. Jordan also helps out in labor and delivery by attending deliveries
and cesarean sections working side by side with our nurses to ensure patient
safety and care. Three days a week Jordan dedicates her time to running
and managing the newly established Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab program.
When she’s not busy with that she has also established and is happy
to now offer a Smoking Cessation program here, for which she obtained
Pulmonary Disease Educator and Smoking Cessation Specialist certifications.
In here years a therapist Jordan has also acquired a number of other certificates;
BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, and most recently STABLE, to name a few.
Jordan was a former Western State College of Colorado student, prior to
obtaining her associates degree in Applied Sciences, with an emphasis
in Respiratory Therapy from Concorde Career College. After Graduation
Jordan passed her Certified Respiratory Therapist boards, leaving her
eligible to sit for the Registered Respiratory therapist Boards, which
she passed with flying colors. Jordan has been a Registered Respiratory
Therapist since 2013, starting in Gunnison 2017.
Raised on a farm in rural Missouri, Jordan moved with her family to Castle
Rock, Colorado in 1998. Jordan fell in love with the mountains, which
is what drew her to Western, and Gunnison to begin with. Having moved
to Gunnison in 2009, Jordan has fallen in love with all things outdoors,
but her favorite being time spent dirt biking with her husband. The two
bought a home together here in the valley in 2017 and have no plans of leaving!
Approximately 15% of the general population suffers from sleep disorders.
Insomnia is the most prevalent followed by sleep apnea.
Symptoms that may indicate a sleep disorder:
- Daytime sleepiness and generally tired all the time
- Restless sleep at night
- Bedcovers are in disarray upon waking
- Snoring that rouses you or others in your household
- Suddenly awoken gasping for breath
- Difficulty concentrating or poor memory
If you can identify with any of these symptoms, you may have a treatable
Sleep affects your quality of life.
Sleep Study Programs
We offer sleep study programs and can perform a diagnostic sleep study
to help explain your symptoms.
Registered Technological Sleep Staff attends and reports on your sleep
When participating in a sleep study,
altitude matters. It is highly recommended to participate in a study at the altitude in
which you live for the best results.
Gunnison Valley Health Cardiopulmonary Services & Sleep Lab
711 N. Taylor Street
Gunnison CO, 81230
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