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.
Community Hospital will improve the health and quality of life of the individuals and communities we serve.
Community Hospital will be the hospital of choice for the services we provide.
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.
We will ensure a "Start with the Heart" service attitude, patient-centered processes, compassionate care, and respect for each person’s individuality.
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.
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.
We promote attitudes of excellence in every aspect of what we do. Attitude makes the difference.
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 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.
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.