Gunnison Valley Health is the sole, community-owned, health system for Gunnison County and its surrounding areas. As a nationally recognized health system, we're proud to deliver a comprehensive spectrum of care that provides lifelong health and wellness for an active community. We serve everyone from long time ranchers to Olympic athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, at every stage of life.

The Gunnison Valley Health System:

  • Hospital
  • Senior Care Center
  • Home Medical Services
  • Assisted Living
We love what we do and care deeply not only for our patients, but also for each other. There is always a shoulder to lean on and a helping hand for guidance when times get tough. We strive to grow our skills as individuals and as members of a team, while always working to strengthen our relationship with the community.
Barb Kaiser, Physical Therapist

Working for Gunnison Valley Health

As one of the largest employers in Gunnison Valley, our health system is dedicated to providing an engaging work environment where innovation and new ideas are valued. We are also committed to giving employees the kind of benefits, programs and incentives that add value to their lives. We work hard every day to ensure our team members are engaged, motivated and have the tools to succeed. The result is a driven group of individuals who are passionate about delivering the very best in patient care.

Gunnison Valley Health Benefits

We are as committed to our employees as we are to patients. That’s why we provide a comprehensive benefits package and employment perks that allow you to focus on your career and live life to the fullest.

Benefits Eligibility

Medical, dental, vision, health care FSA, and dependent care FSA: All active employees working 40 or more hours per pay period are eligible for benefits on the first of the month following 30 days of active service.

Life and AD&D insurance: All active employees working 40 or more hours per pay period are eligible for benefits on the first of the month following or coinciding with 30 days of active service.

Short-term and long-term disability: All active employees working 60 or more hours per pay period are eligible for benefits on the first of the month following or coinciding with 30 days of active service.

Many of the plans offer coverage for eligible dependents, including:

  • Your legal spouse.
  • Your children to age 26, regardless of student, marital, or tax-dependent status (including a stepchild, legally-adopted child, a child placed with you for adoption, or a child for whom you are the legal guardian).
  • Your dependent children of any age who are physically or mentally unable to care for themselves.

*Note: You may be required to show proof of eligible dependent status, such as a marriage certificate or record of birth.

Paid Time Off

Gunnison Valley Health currently provides PTO for Full and Part Time employees under benefit code “P”. All other statuses, such as PRN and Temporary employees, are currently not eligible to accrue PTO for the purposes of vacation, holidays or personal days; however, they accrue “N” time. The details in which an employee can utilize each benefit are outlined in the policy. Both “P” time and “N” time both meet the requirements of the Colorado Healthy Families Workplaces Act.

“N” time Accumulation for PRN and Temporary Employees:

At the beginning of employment in a PRN or Temporary position, employees will begin accruing “N” time at a rate of 1 hour for every 30 hours worked. “N” time will accrue up to a maximum accrual of 48 hours. Unused “N” hours are carried over from year to year up to 48 hours so they can be accumulated and used when needed. Employees will not accrue additional “N” time until the balance falls below 48 hours. Employees are not able to use more than 48 hours of “N” time in a year. “N” time is available for reasons 1-5 listed below in the policy.

“P” time Accrual for Full-time and Part-Time Employees:

“P” time combines traditional vacation and sick time plans into one flexible, paid time off program. This is accrued and documented using benefit code “P” and can be used for reasons 1-8 listed below in the policy.

Retirement Savings Plans

401(a) Retirement Plan and 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

The Colorado Retirement Association (CRA) is a non-profit association formed to provide retirement benefits to employees of Colorado local governments. As an employee of a CRA member employer, you have the ability to participate in one of the most unique retirement savings programs available to public employees. GVH does not offer any loans on any funds in CRA accounts.

  • Full-Time Staff are automatically enrolled in a 401(a) plan with on their first day of employment. There is 3% pre-tax contribution by the employee matched by GVH 100%.
  • Part-Time Staff: at one year of employment in part-time status, staff are offered the opportunity to enroll in a 457 Deferred Compensation plan. Staff can contribute up to IRS guidelines, and GVH will match 50% up to 3% pre-tax contribution.
  • Any Staff Member: at any time, any staff member can enroll in a pre-tax or a post-tax 457 Deferred Compensation retirement plan up to IRS guidelines, without an employer match.

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Training and Advancement Opportunities

At Gunnison Valley Health, we value individuals who want to grow their skills and expertise. We offer a tuition reimbursement plan for employees who are interested in expanding their education. We also offer a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training program that includes three weeks of paid training for candidates who want to start a career in nursing.