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!

Honoring Dr. Tarr

Integrating mental, emotioanl and behavioral healthcare into traditional healthcare services has always been a lifelong vision for Dr. Tarr.  On Saturday September 20th, Gunnison Valley Health and the Gunnison Valley Community had the opportunity to celebrate the retirement of Dr. Tarr, and make his lifelong goal, closer to becoming a reality.  People gathered in his name for a BBQ and live music provided by the Pete Dunda Band.  The celebration was a memorable day, and all proceeds of the event went toward Dr. Tarr’s endowment.  Thank you to all who came, and thanks to those who supported this cause.  It is not too late to show your support!  For more information on Dr. Tarr’s endowment, or to donate, please visit,


GVH Welcomes General Surgeon, Dr. Timothy

Gunnison Valley Health is excited to welcome general surgeon, Dr. Stephania Timothy. With 13 years of experience, Dr. Timothy plans to come alongside existing general surgeon, Dr. John Bishop, to create a team that will provide new surgical breast and melanoma services in addition to, providing excellent general surgical/trauma care for the Gunnison Valley. Dr. Timothy describes herself as, having a patient first focus, making her first priority the comfort of those in her care.  She explained, “I want my patients to ask me any and all questions they can think of, in order to gain a comfort level about the process.”  Dr. Timothy indicated that she strives to have the absolute best rapport with her patients, making sure they understand each intimate step involved in their treatment.  “Trust is a huge component to develop with my patients, and I strive to ensure that the patient understands exactly what they are getting into with choosing a procedure or surgery.” The development of general surgery is a top strategic initiative at GVH with plans to expand services and add sophisticated equipment. Welcome to the Valley Dr. Timothy!

Help us Celebrate our New Family Birthing Center

Our highly skilled OB/GYN team proudly delivers, 120 babies on average, each year in our Birth Center at GVH, by using state-of-the-art equipment and a compassionate bedside manner. Starting on September 1st, Gunnison Valley Health is putting its own special twist on the “Labor Day” holiday by launching a $60,000 campaign to renovate the hospital’s Family Birth Center.

Our goal for the center is to reflect a home-like setting, designed with not only the needs of mom and baby in mind, but loved ones as well. We believe that an emphasis on comfort and bonding at our facility will further enhance families’ stay with us, and make their experience here at GVH one of a kind.  For more information, or to donate please visit,

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. 


GVH Offers After Hours Program

GVH is pleased to offer, After Hours. Appointments can be made in advance for non-emergency appointments.  After Hours will be available Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to noon. 


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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