History

Valley View Hospital was built in 1955 with $340,000 raised by local townspeople, which was matched with federal funds dedicated to building rural hospitals. And today, philanthropy is a deeply held part of who we are as an organization, and what we stand for as a community.

Every day, philanthropy plays an important role at Valley View. Contributions large and small help bring new technology to Valley View, enabling patients to receive important services and treatments locally. Donations enhance patient and family rooms to support a healing environment, and they help caregivers receive additional training and mentorship.

As a nonprofit community-based organization, Valley View Hospital does not receive tax revenues. When you give to the Valley View Hospital Foundation, you are supporting strong, local healthcare – today and into the future.

“In 1955 when we broke ground for Valley View Hospital, our vision at that time has come to fruition. To redefine healthcare for our community, always putting patients first, linking expertise, technology and service to provide care. Sixty years later, that continues to be our goal.”

Our mission

“To be the leader for excellence in personalized care and healing.”

Our values — safety, respect, accountability, trust and teamwork — guide that mission every day and help us create excellence in a healthy, healing environment. Each of those values is part of our patient-centered approach to care.

At Valley View, each staff member, physician and volunteer has taken the mission of patient-centered care to heart. Decisions are made with the primary consideration of doing what’s right for the patient and their families, creating a collaborative partnership between caregivers and patients.

Together, we will be the region’s healthcare provider of choice.

Awards and Recognitions

Valley View Hospital has been recognized for performance excellence from the best of the best, including Healthgrades, J.D. Power & Associates, The Joint Commission, Truven Health “Top 100 Hospital,” and Consumer Reports. Valley View Hospital is also recognized as a Planetree Designated Patient-Centered Hospital.

CARE PHILOSOPHY

Valley View came to life because the community came together.

In 1955, a passionate group of neighbors and friends came to believe that the kind of lives they lived in Western Colorado — independent, healthy, and strong — deserved the high-quality healthcare that was the sole domain of big cities with big hospitals. They knew they could make it happen here.

And so from the beginning, Valley View Hospital was a not-for-profit institution, accountable to you, our neighbors. Our goal is to keep our surrounding communities healthy, and that’s a mission we tackle daily, one person at a time.

We are dedicated to focusing on the health of our neighbors. That means we believe in respect, accountability, trust, and teamwork, and that those ideals together create excellence in a healthy, healing environment.

“We are redefining healthcare for our community. Always putting patients first, we link expertise, technology and service to provide care where you want it and how you need it. That’s our commitment to convenient, coordinated care. We call that PeopleCare. That’s Valley View.”
– Gary Brewer, CEO