On Thursday, March 17, 2016, Community Hospital opened a brand new hospital which boasts over 140,000 square feet and features 44 private patient rooms, a new labor and delivery unit and a more robust emergency department. It is hard to believe how quickly this past year has flown by.
As we look forward to celebrating the one-year anniversary of our new hospital, we also take pause to reflect on the many other accomplishments Community Hospital has worked tirelessly to achieve over the years.
Community Hospital’s roots date back to July 1, 1946. Over the years Community Hospital has grown from a small 12-bed hospital to a state-of-the-art facility that offers high quality health care in a comfortable environment for a great value in the market.
In the last three years, nearly 50 new providers have joined Community Hospital. Physician confidence in Community Hospital continues to strengthen and we could not be more proud of the continued growth and success of our organization. In September 2016, we partnered with two fellowship trained ear nose and throat (ENT) physicians to form Grand Valley ENT and Facial Plastic Surgeons. The newest members of the Community Hospital family offer full spectrum ENT services as well as specialty services in facial plastic surgery and reconstruction and pediatric otolaryngology. We also continue to expand our primary care network and now offer primary care services spanning from Clifton to Fruita, with over 20 employed primary care providers.
Additionally, we continue to see growth in our medical and radiation oncology department, we have expanded services at the Colorado Mesa University Student Health Center to include behavioral health services for college students, we have expanded our Community Health Partnership (CHP) network and continue to help local businesses realize significant health care savings, and have already delivered over 550 babies since March 2016, including three sets of twins, at The Birth Place at Community Hospital.
We are undoubtedly excited about what the future holds. Your support and patronage over the years has helped make us who we are today. Rest assured we will continue to champion accessible, high quality and cost effective care for patients in the Grand Valley.
Chris Thomas, President and CEO