Gunnison Valley Health is a 24-bed, short-term, critical access hospital
owned and operated by the County of Gunnison. The patient care unit (PCU)
features newly renovated rooms which are designed to deliver patient care
in the future.
Our Rooms Are Designed For Your Care and Comfort
- Additional space for your loved ones to sleep and eat with you.
- Modern bathrooms with wheelchair accessibility.
- A new platform to accommodate the most advanced technology.
We are committed to caring for our community and want your experience to
be as safe and comfortable as possible. Know that your health and well-being
are our top priorities.
We believe you should be as fully informed as possible concerning the services
relating to your care.
The staff at Gunnison Valley Health are a healthcare team consisting of
specialists, surgeons, physician's assistants, hospitalists, nursing
staff, technicians, and technologists. Our team works in conjunction with
various local family practice physicians from multiple offices.
Our dedicated team will make sure that you are comfortable and well-informed
throughout your stay.
A member of our culinary staff will visit with you prior to each meal to
take your order based on a physician dietary order. If you miss a meal
because of tests or treatment, your nurse can arrange for it to be delivered
on your return.
We have no defined visiting hours. We appreciate the important role your
family and loved ones play in your care and the healing process. For the
comfort of other patients, we ask that you limit the number of visitors
and hours at which you have visitors. We reserve the right to restrict
visitation due to policy. A copy of this policy is available upon request.
Pediatric Distraction Toolkit
We know medical procedures can be daunting, especially for children. To
support our youngest patients, our nursing team have created a pediatric
distraction toolkit designed to make your child more comfortable during
their hospital stay. The toolkit is customized to suit your child's
interests but does include:
- Virtual reality goggles - that allows your child to visit magical places
like a world of Legos and outer space.
- iPads - loaded with lots of games.
- Toys, books and puzzles
For those children who do need a needle, our hospital uses a needle-free
injection system call J-Tip, This system uses CO2 gas to administer a
numbing agent prior to placing an IV or withdrawing blood. With the J-Tip
combined with the virtual reality googles, we aim to minimize your child's
fear and make them as comfortable as possible.