Gunnison Valley Hospital


Living Well Together

Gunnison Valley Hospital is a 24-bed, short term, acute care hospital owned and operated by the County of Gunnison. It is a Critical Access hospital, governed by a 7-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Gunnison County Commissioners and licensed by the State of Colorado. Since 1938, the Hospital has provided quality health care to the residents and visitors of the Gunnison County.

The Colorado Department of Health and the Food and Drug Administration licenses Gunnison Valley Hospital. Gunnison Valley Hospital is a registered provider with the Colorado Department of Health Policy and Financing for participation in the state Medicaid program as well as certified by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services for participation in the Medicare program.

The Gunnison Valley Hospital is a healthcare team consisting of specialists, surgeons, physician assistants, nursing staff, technicians and technologists all working in conjunction with various local family practice physicians from multiple offices.

Our rural valley lends itself not only to standard medical and traumatic emergencies but also to extreme emergencies such as cold weather injuries and high altitude injuries. Medical emergencies are sudden and unpredictable and the EMS Department of Gunnison Valley Health is prepared 24-hours a day for rapid response and comprehensive care. Our EMS service area encompasses an area nearly twice the size the State of Delaware. As a result, our EMS response teams are highly trained and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and medicines.

Gunnison Valley Hospital is a Level IV Trauma Center and local physicians staff the ER 24-hours a day, seven days a week. General surgery, orthopedic  and OB/GYN consultants are available on an on-call basis. The ER department is supplied with state-of-the-art equipment necessary to meet the demands of any patient with ailments ranging from bronchitis to multi-system trauma. Tri-State CareFlight offers flight for life helicopter service to Gunnison Valley Hospital.


Our Mission

The mission of Gunnison Valley Health is to effectively organize and provide quality healthcare services that improve the health of our community.

Our Values

The values of Gunnison Valley Health are: I CARE
Integrity: We will be resolute and unrelenting in our adherence to our Mission and these Values and our Code of Conduct as demonstrated in our honesty, ethical decisions and practices, and our soundness of moral character.

Compassion: We will always exhibit behaviors and actions that reflect our understanding of another person's circumstances and a willingness to create a positive relationship with the person for the purpose of providing them physical and psychological comfort.

Accountability:  We will be responsible for our choices and actions at an individual and organizational level.

Respect: We will always exhibit a willingness to listen and understand another's point of view, to be courteous while others express their beliefs, to be fair in reaching our own conclusions, and to express our opinions and decisions in a manner that is devoid of disparaging suggestions or innuendo.

Excellence: We will commit ourselves to continuous improvement in everything we do and seek to exceed our potential and the performance standards of our industry.

Gunnison Valley Hospital will anticipate the needs and exceed the expectations of the community by providing comprehensive and progressive health care.
  • Leading health source for our community including wellness programs, medical education and illness prevention.
  • Our service exceeds the expectation of our community.
  • Physicians and employees share the common goal of adhering to the mission of Gunnison Valley Hospital.