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Thank You For Choosing Community Hospital

Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, is a full-service, acute care hospital licensed for 60 beds. As part of the Colorado West Healthcare System, we are a Level III Trauma Center that offers full outpatient diagnostic services and inpatient care for the Western Slope region of Colorado and eastern Utah. Community Hospital brings together expert staff and world-class technology in a healing, family-centered environment.

We provide a full range of medical services, including inpatient and outpatient surgery, and emergency care. We have comprehensive diagnostic capabilities: state-of-the-art ultrasound, CT (Philips Ingenuity 128 MDCT), digital mammography and cardiac testing. Community Hospital proudly partners with University of Utah Heath Care and Huntsman Cancer Institute to provide world-class medical and radiation oncology treatment right here at home.

Community Hospital is Joint Commission accredited. Our laboratory is College of American Pathologists-accredited. For those lab tests that we do not conduct on site, the Mayo Clinic is our exclusive partner for reference laboratory services.

We pride ourselves on delivering personalized care to our patients, and in working closely with our medical care providers in treating the whole person. This approach has resonated with our patients and we are growing to meet our community’s demand.

Our Mission

Community Hospital will improve the health and quality of life of the individuals and communities we serve.

Our Vision

Community Hospital will be the hospital of choice for the services we provide.

Our Goal

Our goal is to create a health care environment personalized to each patient that focuses on health and wellness, provides convenience and ease of access, and incorporates the latest technologies.

Our Values

Service

We will ensure a "Start with the Heart" service attitude, patient-centered processes, compassionate care, and respect for each person’s individuality.

Integrity

We are honest, forthright, and we honor our commitments. We make the right decisions for the right reasons, and manage the hospital in a fiscally responsible manner.

Excellence

We provide dedicated, outstanding, professional, quality care through continual process improvement, education, and diligent patient safety practices. We strive to continuously improve all that we do.

Attitude

We promote attitudes of excellence in every aspect of what we do. Attitude makes the difference.

Partnerships

We recognize our employees, volunteers, physicians, and students as our greatest and most valuable assets. We support them through education, recognition, and opportunities for personal growth.

Community Health Needs Assessment

Community Hospital strives to inspire and support people to be healthier in all aspects of the lives, building happier, healthier and stronger communities. In pursuit of our mission, we have been an active participant in the Community Needs Health Assessment (CNHA) in collaboration with Mesa County Public Health and a number of other local hospitals and organizations. This effort demonstrates that Community Hospital makes an ongoing commitment to improve the health of Mesa County residents. The CHNA is a fundamental tool of public health practice which aims to describe the health of the community by presenting information on widespread health status and health problems. The CHNA process helps local entities, including Community Hospital, to develop strategies aimed at making long‐term, sustainable change. It also facilitates the strengthening of relationships and partnerships between health‐related organizations that are working together to improve community health.

2021-2023 Community Health Needs Assessment

CHNA Implementation Strategy

Our History

Community Hospital’s roots date back to July 1, 1946, when three trailblazing physicians pooled their resources, transformed a 12th Street cafe into a 12-bed hospital, and offered burgeoning Grand Junction a real choice in health care.

Now, more than seven decades since that first small, 12-bed hospital was started, Community Hospital is still just as dedicated to providing for the health and wellness of our growing community. Our founders were ahead of their time. Their passionate commitment to treating the whole patient, body mind and spirit, is an idea that more entrenched health care providers are catching up to.

“We called it the little MGM,” said Dr. Kenneth Graves of the hospital more formally called the Maynard, Graves and Maynard Hospital, which was founded by him and husband-and-wife Drs. Ben Maynard and Addie Maynard. The three doctors of osteopathy were not discouraged by the monumental task of starting a new hospital. “I didn’t know it was impossible, so I went ahead and did it anyhow,” Dr. Graves said.

There were few building materials for sale in post-World War II Grand Junction. Without new doors for patient rooms, the three physicians located doors that had been in buildings used to house workers decades earlier during construction of the Highline Canal.

There were no linens either, but friends and patients bought their limit of one sheet or pillowcase each as they became available in stores until enough were stockpiled to open the hospital.

Resourcefulness, responsiveness, and anticipation of community health and wellness needs have been the hallmarks of Community Hospital throughout our history.

Historical Timeline

MGM Hospital is renamed Lincoln Park Hospital.

The hospital becomes a nonprofit.

The Doctors Clinic is built at 1060 Orchard Ave.

Lincoln Park Hospital is renamed Grand Junction Osteopathic Hospital.

A new hospital is dedicated at 2021 N. 12th Street.

East Wing inpatient unit is added.

Grand Junction Osteopathic Hospital is renamed Community Hospital.

Community Hospital became the lead organization in Colorado West Healthcare Systems.

Community Hospital opens First Choice Outpatient Surgery Center.

Community Hospital purchases 40 acres west of the G and 24 road intersection for a new hospital campus.

Planning commences for the development of the new campus, which will include a medical office building, wellness center and state-of-the-art hospital.

Community Hospital and Colorado Mesa University (CMU) sign a land agreement to expedite the planning for a replacement facility for Community Hospital while providing more space for the growing CMU campus.

The 947th Engineer Company with the Colorado National Guard clears the land at G and 24 road for the new hospital campus.

Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Medical Office Building (MOB) at the G and 24 road site.

Community Hospital breaks ground on a new four-story, 140,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. The new hospital will feature 44 private patient rooms, outpatient facilities designed specifically for the convenience of the patient, an entire floor dedicated to labor and delivery with a private entrance, and a more robust emergency department. The $49 million dollar project is slated for completion in the spring of 2016.

Community Hospital proudly partners with the most tenured oncology physicians on the Western Slope, with over 85 years combined experience.

Community Hospital announces the addition of four certified nurse-midwives to form Grand Valley Midwives for new labor and delivery unit. In addition, Community Hospital’s Grand Valley Oncology announces an affiliation with Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Community Hospital moves patients from the 2021 North 12th Street facility to the brand new hospital at 2351 G Road. At 6am, Chris Thomas, President and CEO announced the new hospital was open and ready to receive patients. Later that afternoon at 4:55pm, the first baby was born at the new hospital. Labor and delivery was a service line that Community Hospital hadn't offered in sixteen years. This day will always be remembered and celebrated as a huge milestone in the organization's history.

Community Hospital celebrates one year in the new facility. In April, Community Hospital was designated as a Level III Trauma Center by the Trauma Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

Two long-standing board certified spine surgeons in the community join Community Hospital to form Western Colorado Spine. Shortly thereafter, Western Orthopedics and Sports Medicine joins Community Hospital.

Grand Valley Oncology earns prestigious recognition of Patient-Centered Specialty Practice by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

Community Hospital opens a state-of-the-art Cardiovascular Procedure Center.

Community Hospital breaks ground on the James Pulsipher Regional Cancer Center & Medical Office Building on the main hospital campus.

Community Hospital celebrates the grand opening of the James Pulsipher Regional Cancer Center and Monument View Medical Plaza.

Senior Leadership

Chris Thomas
President & CEO
Thomas Tobin
Chief Medical Officer
Tawny Espinoza
Chief Development Officer
Joseph Gerardi
Chief Operating Officer / Chief Nursing Officer
Karen Martsolf
Chief Marketing / Communications Officer
John Skillcorn
Chief of Physician Practices
Pete Young
Chief Compliance Officer/Interim Chief Financial Officer
Amy Jordan
Chief Human Resources Officer

Board of Trustees

Mark Harrington, Chair
Bighorn Consulting Engineers
Dan Rubinstein, Vice Chair
Mesa County District Attorney
Todd Young, Treasurer
Bank of San Juans
Nina Anderson, Secretary
Express Employment Professionals
Janet Brink, Immediate Past Chair
Dean Havlik, MD
The Pathology Group
Todd Hegstrom, MD
Diagnostic Radiology Associates
Justin Kaptuch, MD
Community Hospital, Chief of Staff
Jenna Noem
Nuclear Care Partners
W. Dale Rooks
CPA
Florian Seeberger, MD
Community Hospital
JJ Stroh, DO
Marillac Health
Chris Thomas
President and CEO Community Hospital