Medical Care In Crested Butte
People often ask me “What makes Crested Butte so special?” Well, there’s always things you don’t see or think about until you need them, like good quality medical care. And Gunnison Valley Health plays a huge role for visitors, locals and second homeowners here in Crested Butte.
When I Needed Help!
#1 I was training for the Grand Traverse in the Crested Butte backcountry, after climbing up up up… we got to ski down. We were in deep powder, I fell and somehow my ski came up and hit me in the face and luckily did not injure my eye. I immediately went to the GVH Clinic at the base area and they cleaned me up – and sealed my wound with medical superglue.
#2 Last summer my wife decided she want to build a fire pit… long story short – I had my pick-up truck filled with a ton of gravel, I was attempting to use a lever and a tow-strap to help pull a boulder out of the ground as my wife Francene was behind the steering wheel. Then everything went terribly bad… The strap around the boulder slipped off, the boulder fell back in hole, the 4×4 lever came up like a see-saw and hit me in the neck and jaw – I was thrown 10 feet and was knocked out! The next thing I know I am in the ambulance on the way to the hospital for a cat scan… I was lucky that I only had a tooth that cracked in half and concussion. All good!
When buying a home in Crested Butte, many of my clients want to know about the medical care in the area. They want to make sure there’s high quality facilities in case they were to ever have to use these services. We are fortunate here in Crested Butte, as we have Gunnison Valley Health nearby. GVH has a hospital in Gunnison and a clinic in Mt. Crested Butte.
In my experience, most buyers who are looking for Crested Butte Real Estate have a discussion with me about certain infrastructure services in the area. This can include Internet, Transportation, Restaurants and Hospitals.
Gunnison Valley Health
Gunnison Valley Health is known to be Award Winning and dedicated. Being in Crested Butte, GVH offers “destination surgery”. This means patients come from across the country/world to have top ranked medical service plus experience Crested Butte and the Gunnison area while they are recovering from cosmetic, orthopedic or other surgery here.
GVH is in the top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States and is ranked in the top 1.2% of all rural hospitals in the country. Check out the many other awards Gunnison Valley Health has on its website.
Gunnison Valley Health continues to invest in many health care offerings and services to meet the needs of our diverse demographic in the Crested Butte and Gunnison areas. In the picture on the right, you will see the many services the GVH has to offer.
About Gunnison Valley Health
Gunnison Valley Health is not just a hospital but a fully integrated health system that includes almost every aspect of healthcare. With a Family Birthing Center and Senior Care Center, it provides a comprehensive spectrum of care for every stage of your life.
The Gunnison Valley Health states on their website, “The mission of Gunnison Valley Health is to effectively organize and provide quality healthcare services that improve the health of our community. As central to a vibrant, diverse and independent community, Gunnison Valley Health provides sustained, premier care that promotes lifelong health and wellness.”
Gunnison Valley Health Foundation
Many people were not aware that there is a way to help support and give to Gunnison Valley Health. The GVH Foundation organizes, implements, and lends support to multiple programs that benefit our patients and community. From a renovation of the GVH Family Birth Center to a new Senior Care Center, we assist with programs that serve people at every stage of life.
GVH Foundation Accomplishments – From a complete renovation of the Family Birth Center to a new ambulance for the Gunnison Valley Health EMS team, the Foundation has quite a list of accomplishments, and that’s just from last year.
GVH Foundation “A Night of Caring” Gala Event – March 13th 6:00pm – 10;30pm at The Center in downtown CB
GVH Foundation is hosting a Gala event. Enjoy a night filled with music, entertainment and a 4-course menu designed by renowned Chef Jason Vernon featuring wines from Buckel Family Wine. My wife Francene and I will be there and hope to see you there also!
Get your tickets here
Crested Butte Real Estate
In Crested Butte, the skiing is great, the scenery is awesome, the hospital is award winning, and the people are warm, friendly and real. Come to Crested Butte to relax and enjoy yourself with family, friends and clients…, then go find a restaurant, bar or shop in town. Sit for a while, relax and enjoy striking up a conversation with a new friend – it could be the beginning our your journey of adventure.
I am consistently among the Top Real estate agents in Crested Butte and among the top 1% of all Coldwell Banker Agents in North America, and I strive to exceed client expectations. If you are considering me to represent you, I would appreciate the opportunity to earn your business (or that of a friend you think I could help).
Visit www.chriskopf.com. Phone: (970) 209-5405, or Chris.Kopf@CBMP.com
If you have an interest in Crested Butte Real Estate and would like to start a conversation about Crested Butte homes for sale, condos or land in the Crested Butte area, call me.
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