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Our Services

Cardiopulmonary Services

Your lungs, heart and sleep are important to us!

Gunnison Valley Health Cardiopulmonary Service provides a wide range patient services including:

  • 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

‚ÄčGunnison 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!

Sleep Disorders

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 sleeping disorder.

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 study data.

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
(970) 641-7295

To best access Cardiopulmonary Services and the Sleep Lab, use the South Main Entrance.