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.
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.
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.