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A New Home for our Paramedics

Seconds Save Lives is a $12 million capital campaign to address a critical need for a new station for Gunnison Valley Health Paramedics.

Thanks to incredible community support, we have raised 86% of the $12 million needed. We now need your help to close the campaign and urgently build this much-needed new station next spring!

Jack and Mary Blake, with Blake Hawk, have created the Blake Challenge Grant to match dollar-for-dollar, up to $500,000, all donations and pledges for the Seconds Save Lives capital campaign. Help us meet our match!

A larger, updated station in a better location on the Gunnison Valley Health Campus will:

  • Improve patient response time to 911 calls - saving lives
  • Improve patient safety, satisfaction rates and outcomes
  • Expand services, including training for the community
  • Support the safety and health of the emergency responders
  • Help our rural community recruit and retain health professionals

Most people don’t think of paramedics until they need to call 911. While hoping to never need to serve you, rest assured that a new station will help Gunnison Valley Health Paramedics to provide you, your family and our community with the best critical care medicine and rescue services available. For more information, download the Seconds Save Lives - The Case for a New Station.

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The next life they save could be yours.

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Where will the new station be located?

The new station will be located at 1200 N. Colorado St, one block from Hwy. 135, a site chosen for its size, cost efficiencies, proximity to Gunnison Valley Hospital and entrance and egress advantages.

The new station will include:

  • Much needed sleeping quarters for the responders
  • Ample storage to accommodate the fleet of ambulances and emergency vehicles for easy access and a quick response
  • Administrative, education and training space as well as a kitchen and dining area

Why should I support a new Paramedics station?

Gunnison Valley Health Paramedics are not tax-funded like fire and police departments. They are funded by Gunnison Valley Health and insurance reimbursements. The annual operating budget of Gunnison Valley Health Paramedics is $1.6 million and does not include capital expenditures, such as a new building. All operating expenses are allocated to sustaining this essential community service. You never know when you may need them!

What can I do to support?

Donate today! Community support has never been so important for the patients served by Gunnison Valley Health Paramedics. Your donation today provides each individual who calls 911 with the best possible healthcare experience and outcome.

Did you know the Gunnison Valley Health Foundation is an IRS designated nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization? That means your gift and donation to support a new station for Gunnison Valley Health Paramedics are tax deductible in accordance with state and federal regulations.

In addition, individuals who pay Colorado State Income Tax are eligible for an Enterprise Zone tax credit on their Colorado return. Donations of $100 or more earn a 25% tax credit.

Donate Today!

The next life they save could be yours.

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Donate securely online or contact:
Jenny Birnie, Executive Director
Gunnison Valley Health Foundation
711 N. Taylor Street, Gunnison CO 81230.
T: (970) 642-8400
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For more information, download the Seconds Save Lives Proposal.

Contact Jenny Birnie for more details at (970) 642-8400 or email

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