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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 on the millions of acres of public lands in the area


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


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.

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.


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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