The Emergency Room at Gunnison Valley Health
Call 911 immediately if someone is unconscious, having trouble breathing,
has chest pain or a severe injury.
The Gunnison Valley Health Emergency Department is located at the hospital
off Denver and Iowa Streets in Gunnison. Emergency drop-off parking is
located directly outside of the emergency entrance. The Emergency Department
(ED) is a fully-staffed eight bed ED which provides emergency care 24
hours a day, 7 days a week. We have a team approach and direct access
to a higher level of care for the emergent needs of our community.
Medical evaluation, treatment and disposition to patients of
Care for various levels of illness and injuries from minor to critical and is a
designated Level IV Trauma Center.
A means for inpatient admission or stabilization and transfer to another
facility for diagnosis or treatment as needed.
High quality care with the use of state-of-the-art equipment including
telemedicine for psychiatric and neurology care.
Care by Board Certified Emergency Physicians and nursing staff who are either certified in emergency nursing or hold advanced degrees.
Continuity of care through discharge instructions including pertinent referrals.
Interfacilty and Critical Care Transport
In critical situations, patients need to be transferred to specialized
hospitals for emergency care and treatment. Patients have an option to
either be transported by ground or in the air, based on the situation.
Both options are designed to transport the patient safely and effectively
so they receive the best care and treatment.
Gunnison Valley Health Paramedics transports acute patients by ground in
an ambulance to larger health systems for further care and treatment.
As an award-winning ambulance service, the Paramedics team provides approximately
260 interfacility transports each year to hospitals in Montrose, Grand
Junction and Denver.
Air Medical Transport
Our Emergency Department works closely with CareFlight of the Rockies,
to transport patients by air for emergency care and treatment at specialized
hospitals. CareFlight is operated by St. Mary’s Medical Center in
Grand Junction and is the primary emergency air transport service for
Gunnison County, providing a 24 hours a day service with a specialized
care team onboard to provide the right treatment.
CareFlight of the Rockies focuses on delivering quality patient care and
safe transportation by providing:
- Nationally accredited flight nurses and paramedics, neonatal nurse practitioners
and nurses, obstetric nurses, respirtory therapists, and communication
specialists trained and experienced in air medical transport and treatment.
- Being accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.
- Pilots with instrument ratings, extensive experience in mountain terrain,
and certified by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Whenever you need us, we're here to provide emergency care to you and
your loved ones.