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Gunnison Valley Hospital Named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

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Gunnison Valley Hospital Named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 09, 2016

Gunnison, UT – Gunnison Valley Hospital was recently named one of iVantage Health Analytics’ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States – one of only three critical access hospitals in the state to achieve this ranking.

“Health care delivered in rural communities is affordable, high quality and necessary to the good health of the entire community,” said Mark Dalley, hospital administrator at Gunnison Valley Hospital. “Gunnison Valley Hospital is proud of the efforts of our physicians and entire staff who have contributed to our achieving this designation. It is truly an honor for me to be associated with the great people who work at Gunnison Valley Hospital and are committed to putting the ‘patient first in all we do. ’”

Gunnison Valley Hospital scored in the top 100 of CAHs on iVantage’s Hospital Strength INDEX®. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of rural and critical access hospitals. The results recognize that the Top 100 CAHs provide a safety net to communities across rural America – measuring them across more than 70 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability, population risk and efficiency.

The list of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, and more information about the study, can be found at www.iVantageINDEX.com.

“Rural healthcare deserves the same performance analysis as all provider performance. It plays a vital role for communities across America, serving more than 60 million people. The services provided in rural America are similar to those needed in any major metropolitan area, yet the volume and economic resources provide few economies of scale, making for little benefit to be had from scale. These top 100 CAHs exhibit a focused concern for their community benefits and needs, regardless of scale, reimbursement and people’s ability to pay,” said Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage Health Analytics.

 

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ABOUT GUNNISON VALLEY HOSPITAL

Gunnison Valley Hospital is a critical-access hospital that provides personalized care and cutting-edge technology, while still preserving its roots in the community. The hospital offers a variety of medical services, including acute inpatient care, surgery, ambulance and emergency medicine, respiratory therapy, laboratory, labor and delivery, physical therapy, advanced diagnostic imaging, home health and hospice care, and visiting specialists. For more information, visit www.gvhospital.org.

 

ABOUT iVantage Health Analytics
iVantage Health Analytics (iVantage) is a leading provider of health care analytic and decision support tools. Health system and hospital leadership teams across the country rely on the company’s software and services to deliver customized insights on clinical and financial performance, strategic planning, market assessment and contract optimization. Employing a full array of public, private and proprietary data, iVantage tools and solutions – from dashboards and preformatted reports to industry and custom guided analytics – are designed to help its clients move from data to action. In addition, iVantage analytics and tools are the basis of continuing thought leadership and insight in the areas of health care policy and research. Learn more at iVantageHealth.com

 

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Angela Shelby
ashelby@intrepidagency.com


GVH High School Scholarship 2016 – Apply Now

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INTRODUCTION 

Every year since 1995, Gunnison Valley Hospital has awarded college scholarships to hardworking high-school students with dreams of a higher education. Gunnison Valley Hospital Scholarships give bright, deserving kids the help they need to achieve their goals.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, awards/honors, leadership, school activities, community/volunteer activities, and financial needs. Awards are granted without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender or national origin.

GENERAL INFORMATION 

The application form must be completed and submitted to your high school counselor by April 22, 2016. You may download the application form below or your high school counselor will have copies.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 

To be eligible, you must:

1. Be a high school senior

2. Attend high school in one of the participating schools designated by Gunnison Valley Hospital

3. Have maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7 throughout high school

4. Be eligible to attend accredited college or university

5. Intent to study and pursue a career in healthcare

6. Not have been convicted of any crime

SELECTION CRITERIA 

Scholarship selection criteria includes:

  • Academic achievement and potential
  • Community/volunteer activities
  • School Activities
  • Leadership
  • Awards/honors
  • Financial need

Questions 

If you have questions talk to your high school counselor or call Gunnison Valley Hospital at 435-528-2114.

Download the application here.

High school counselors, download the information packet here.


Gunnison Valley Hospital Receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award®

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Gunnison Valley Hospital Receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics

Among top 15% of hospitals considered the best in which to have your baby in 2016

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March 23, 2016

Gunnison, UT – Gunnison Valley Hospital has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria such as female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women say they want from a hospital.

The list of over 400 award winners, including Gunnison Valley Hospital, represents hospitals that offer exceptional obstetric services that ranked above the national average for patient safety, thereby supporting a woman’s decision when choosing the best for her maternity needs.

“The highly skilled doctors and nurses on our labor and delivery team are second to none,” said Mark Dalley, hospital administrator at Gunnison Valley Hospital. He continued, “They are committed to providing the best in personalized care throughout pregnancy and during labor and delivery. It is an honor to accept the Best Hospitals for Obstetrics award on behalf of our amazing team.”

CEO and Founder of the Women’s Choice Award, Delia Passi, says, “New moms have many choices when it comes to having their baby, so choosing the best birthing experience is right up there with choosing the best doctor. We’ve made it easy for moms to vet out which hospitals are proven to deliver an outstanding experience.”

The America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics scoring process is unique in that it is the only national list that is evidence-based and focuses on female patient satisfaction. Awarded hospitals ranked above the national average for patient recommendations, as indicated by the data reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys. Additional requirements included having a NICU on-site, low rates of early elective deliveries (between 0-1%) as well as ranking above the national average for patient safety.

 

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ABOUT GUNNISON VALLEY HOSPITAL

Gunnison Valley Hospital is a critical-access hospital that provides personalized care and cutting-edge technology, while still preserving its roots in the community. The hospital offers a variety of medical services, including acute inpatient care, surgery, ambulance and emergency medicine, respiratory therapy, laboratory, labor and delivery, physical therapy, advanced diagnostic imaging, home health and hospice care, and visiting specialists. For more information, visit www.gvhospital.org.

 

ABOUT THE WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD®
The Women’s Choice Award® sets the standard for helping women make smart choices through education, empowerment and validation. Awards are determined by evidence-based research and identify the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women. Visitwww.WomensChoiceAward.com to learn more.

 

Media Contacts:

Madelyn Martinez | WomenCertified Inc.
Administrative Marketing Manager
T: (954) 922-0846
mmartinez@womencertified.com

 

Brenda Bartholomew | Gunnison Valley Hospital
Chief Nursing Officer
T: (435) 528-2746
brendab@gvhospital.org


Accurate, Fast, Affordable Lab Services

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Gunnison Valley Hospital provides accurate, affordable and fast laboratory services testing for cholesterol, diabetes, drugs, paternity, general health and much more. The qualified team of lab technicians has more than 100 years in combined lab experience. Lab tests ordered by healthcare providers are covered by insurance and most lab tests can be completed in less than 30 minutes. The lab is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 

For more information, please call 435-528-7246.

 


Personalized Labor and Delivery

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Gunnison Valley Hospital is very proud to be chosen, by hundreds of central Utah families each year, as the place to bring their new baby into the world. The private birthing suites are designed to handle labor, delivery, and recovery in a safe and supportive environment.

The hospital’s team of highly skilled labor and delivery doctors, including Dr. Stanton Bailey, Dr. Brady Blackham, Dr. Adam Jensen, Dr. Cary Judy, Dr. Richard Nay and our newest addition to the team Dr. Scott Walker, work with dedicated nurses to provide the best in personalized care throughout the pregnancy and during labor and delivery.

To learn more about Gunnison Valley Hospital’s Labor and Delivery Department or to find an Obstetrician, please call 435-528-7246.

 


You’ve given us a lot to celebrate since 1932…

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Think Pink! Schedule a yearly screening.

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pink-ribbonChances are, you’ve seen this pink ribbon before. That’s because this pink ribbon has become the symbol of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, held annually in October. This ribbon has become an international sign of unity, courage and commitment for women and men throughout the United States and the world.

Every woman of average risk should have an annual mammography screening starting at age 40. This month, encourage the women in your life to schedule their annual mammography screening. Their health may depend on it.


Give your Baby the Best Possible Start in Life

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Mother's loveDid you know that August is National Breastfeeding Awareness month? Gunnison Valley Hospital doctors and nurses encourage you to give your baby the best possible start in life by breastfeeding. Breast milk provides the ideal nutrition for infants to grow. Also, research shows that babies who are exclusively breastfed for six months are less likely to develop chronic illness, experience SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) and suffer from asthma. There are benefits for mothers too – breastfeeding burns extra calories and releases the hormone oxytocin which both help your body return to its pre-pregnancy weight faster.


We Have a Thing for Hometown Excellence

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Gunnison Valley Hospital recently launched a student of the month program to recognize hometown excellence  by spotlighting a local high school student each month in the newspaper and on the hospital’s Facebook page. The program celebrates student excellence in the areas of academics, sports and community service. Visit the Gunnison Valley Hospital Facebook page to see the students that have been recognized over the past couple of months and watch your local newspaper for upcoming student recognition.