Gunnison Valley Hospital


Welcome to Gunnison Valley Health, the sole-community owned, integrated and comprehensive health system for Gunnison Valley and its surrounding areas. The Gunnison Valley Health family is here to provide quality healthcare to anyone requiring services, be it the Family Birthing Center that brings new lives into our community, the Cancer Treatment Center where patients may receive comfortable oncology treatments right here in Gunnison, or even Hospice & Palliative Care Services as one nears the end of their life - Gunnison Valley Health is here to meet your needs during any stage of your life!

Gunnison Valley Health Focuses on Special Events this summer!

The first event is a Healthy Living Summer Brunch and Health Screen being featured as a stop on the center for the arts Tour de Forks for summer 2014.
The brunch and health screen is being held next Tuesday morning -- July 22 in Skyland at the home of Kathy and Cliff Barnhart. The event begins at 8:00 am and will conclude by 10:30. A key feature is a low cost blood panel HealthScreen just like the ones provided each year at the GVH Sponsored health fairs. The health system is underwriting the cost of the HealthSreen, which would normally cost over $200 through a laboratory.
Chef John Ralston, Culinary Director at the Gunnison Valley Hospital has created what promises to be an exceptional culinary experience and a creative departure from the expected with special order gourmet items and a range of selections, tastes and flavors.
During the Brunch, we’ve arranged for a presentation from Dr. Lance Dalleck, Assistant Professor of Exercise & Sport Science at WSCU on exercise and eating for optimum performance at high altitudes. Tickets are $110 and registration is on line at the Tour de Forks website or call 349-7487
The second event is an Elder Care Seminar on August 12 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at The Club at Crested Butte.  “Insights and Tools to Support your Aging Parent” is an educational seminar in collaboration with Gunnison County Senior Resources and Law of the Rockies. This comprehensive seminar will provide information and review local resources to help participants understand how to handle the legal, emotional and practical aspects of taking care of loved ones during their senior years. There is no charge for the seminar. Registration is by phone (970) 642-8417 or via the new GVH website;
Both of these events are designed to bring valuable information to your life. We’ve created them to be social, fun and informational. It’s all part of our commitment to help you Live Well, Live Healthy and Live informed.   

Visiting Specialists at GVH

Visit with the specialists you need right here in the Gunnison Valley. GVH hosts regional specialists so you can access more healthcare without leaving town. Learn more on our Visiting Specialists Page.

Gunnison Valley Hospital once again qualifies as one of the country’s Top 100 rural hospitals.  A total of 1331 hospitals throughout the United States are designated as critical access facilities. There are 29 Critical Access Hospitals in the state of Colorado and Gunnison Valley Hospital made the list for second year in a row.  

Rural hospitals provide a safety net of emergency, primary and specialty care in smaller, more isolated communities. To qualify as critical access, a facility must be located either more than 35 miles from the nearest hospital or more than 15 miles in areas with mountainous terrain. Each year, more than 62 million Americans rely on the essential services provided by rural hospitals.

In 2012 Gunnison and Aspen Valley hospitals made the Top 100 list for performance scores in the Hospital Strength Index™ by iVantage Health Analytics’.  In 2013, Heart of the Rockies Medical Center in Salida, and Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez joined with Gunnison Valley Hospital and Aspen Valley Hospital for top honors.  Among the four recognized in 2013, Gunnison is the only one that does not receive some form of tax support. 



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Gunnison Valley Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission, a national organization that sets high standards for patient care and safety. More on Joint Commission