Health and Wellness

Simply put, the Gunnison Valley is in great health. It might be the clear skies, or the clean air and water. It might be that everywhere you turn, there’s an opportunity to get outside and be active. Or it might be that our residents have access to world-class facilities for health care.

More On Health and Wellness

On this page, we’ll summarize some of the major factors in our great health outcomes. If you’re looking for more specifics, check out our page on healthcare providers and insurance including mental health services and insurance providers.

Healthy Environment

Our public lands and position at the top of the watershed mean that, with regards to the environment, we’re in a relatively safe and pristine environment.


Factor Gunnison Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte
Air Quality (100=best) 86.7 97.5
Water Quality (100=best) 100 100
Physicians per Capita 131 131
Health Cost (100=US Avg) 93.9 93.9
Risk for Cancer (100=lowest risk) 84.4 97
Risk for Respiratory Disease (100=lowest risk) 88.9 98

A Lifetime of Care Through Gunnison Valley Health

It’s not often that you can access nationally-ranked health care in a small, remote community. In the Gunnison Valley, you can. From your first breath to your last, Gunnison Valley Health (GVH) offers comprehensive health care to residents in Gunnison-Crested Butte communities. Within the health system, GHV offers 360° of care, from family care to emergency medical services, behavioral health services and senior care. GVH is a participant in both Medicaid and Medicare.

front entrance to Gunnison Valley Hospital at night time

The GVH hospital is a 24-bed, short-term acute care facility owned and operated by the County of Gunnison. The hospital is also a Level IV Trauma Center with 24/7 emergency care staff trained to provide care for standard medical and traumatic emergencies, as well as extreme emergencies such as cold weather injuries and high altitude injuries.

GVH Awards and Recognitions

While a small hospital, GVH has earned many awards in recent years.

  • iVantage Top 100 Critical Access Hospital
  • Top 25 Rural Hospital Nationwide per iVantage INDEX
  • Avatar Solutions “Best Overall Performer” for Patient Satisfaction
  • Recognized as Top Ranked Emergency Medical Services from the Colorado EMS of the Year Award

 

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