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Gunnison Valley Health Recognized as a 2022 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

For the ninth time, Gunnison Valley Health has been recognized as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™.

According to Gunnison Valley Health CEO Jason Amrich, this recognition is the result of our highly skilled and dedicated staffing providing quality care year over year.

“The skill and commitment of each person at Gunnison Valley Health is the reason why we continue to be awarded this prestigious honor,” Amrich said. “Our entire Gunnison Valley Health team – from culinary and environmental services to admissions and customer service to imaging and lab to nurses and physicians – work tirelessly to provide our patients with extraordinary care. I am proud to work alongside these men and women and grateful to know they are there for me when I need them.”

The challenges and changes brought on by COVID-19 are something that continue to impact healthcare. Navigating the changing landscape hasn’t been easy, but healthcare professionals around the nation continue to face the challenges head on.

“Despite unprecedented adversity rural providers continue to display resiliency and a steadfast commitment to their communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Honoring the Top 100 is one of the highpoints of our year. We are delighted to recognize the exceptional performance and innovation of this year’s recipients, particularly in light of the extraordinary challenges facing America’s rural health safety net.”

Over the course of the last 12 years, the INDEX has established itself as the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging publicly available data, the INDEX is trusted by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health across the country to measure and monitor performance across a variety of areas impacting hospital operations and finance.

Gunnison Valley Health’s hospital is a 24-bed critical access hospital that has been serving the Gunnison Valley since 1938. Over the years, Gunnison Valley Health has grown to meet the diverse needs of the community throughout every stage of their lives. Today, Gunnison Valley Health is more than a hospital, it is an integrated health system that includes almost every aspect of healthcare.