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Level IV Trauma Center with Expanded Scope

Gunnison Valley Health is a level IV trauma center with an expanded scope designation. We have the ability to provide advanced trauma life support (ATLS) to stabilize a patient prior to transporting to a higher-level trauma center.

Here for You in Every Situation

Gunnison Valley Health is unique in that we have general and orthopedic surgeons available 24/7 which allows us to function with an expanded scope of care in addition to our level IV designation. This allows us to keep certain surgical and non-surgical patients to be monitored and treated in our Medical Surgical Unit. If the extent of injuries is above the capacity of GVH, we will transport patients to the appropriate facility from the emergency department.

It is extremely important to Gunnison Valley Health to keep our locals and visitors in the valley whenever possible. Transferring patients out of the valley can cause logistical issues, especially for visitors who may have belongings still in Gunnison or Crested Butte. Our providers and nurses work hard to maintain their education and skills to ensure that we keep our expanded scope designation to help keep appropriate patients local.

100% of our emergency nurses have completed their Trauma Nurse Core Course.

All emergency department physicians have completed their ATLS certification.

86% of emergency department physicians are board certified in Emergency Medicine.

Community Education Opportunities

Gunnison Valley Health works hard to keep our community healthy through educational opportunities. We want to teach you how to save a life! Bystander interventions lead to saved lives.

Courses Offered Through Gunnison Valley Health

American Heart Association Courses

Hands Only CPR & Stop the Bleed

Trauma Talk

Gunnison Valley Health is excited to partner with the Western Slope Trauma Collaborative to bring you a monthly Trauma Talk. Follow Gunnison Valley Health on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on our monthly topics. Feel free to download and distribute these resources!

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