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Our mission is Creating Home & Building Community.

Change the culture, live the values, achieve the vision.  Creating Home & Building Community is what we do to create an environment where is possible for each individual to experience the healing touch of our community.

Our vision is to define the rural healthcare experience.

Garfield County Hospital District will set the Critical Access Hospital Benchmarks in patient care, operational excellence and financial performance.  We will define the rural healthcare experience.

Our purpose is Caring for Generations.

Caring for Generations means, that as an organization; individually and corporately, we commit to approach every undertaking in a way that; honors the wisdom of the past, lives with the realities of the present and maintains a vision for the future.  We believe that a sustainable healthcare system is built on a foundation of uncompromising values.  We believe that integrity is maintained through: the commitment of generations of people, who employ generations of systems and processes, to serve generations of families and individuals, who contribute to generations of sustainable healthcare.  Caring for Generations also reflects the value we place on family.  We recognize that in our small community there is a warmth and genuineness that is very special and worthy of celebrating.  Caring for Generations values the family, acknowledges the legacy of our organization, our community and the relationship of both.  Together we share a rich history, a diligent attention to the present and a fascination for the future.  – Caring for Generations

We value: Caring, Loyalty, Quality, Safety & Family

Our values are our code of morals and ethics that define what our organization stands for, believes in, and considers acceptable and unacceptable in our quest to achieve our vision.  They are the standard by which we measure every activity we undertake and the foundation on which we stand.


We believe in being available to meet the needs of others.  We believe there is no greater gift than the gift of devoting oneself to the service of mankind.  We commit to being dependable and accountable. We thoughtfully listen and lovingly give of ourselves in the service to others. We demonstrate compassion, mutual respect and dignity for the individual by the work of our hands, expression of our self, and the words that we speak.  We Care.


We believe in mutual respect, collaboration, and team work.  We honor the commitment of the individual to be accountable, trustworthy, and put the needs of others above their own.  We will always seek to give more and better of ourselves than was expected of us.  We are faithful in our commitment to working together and lifting others up with encouragement and compassion.  We are Loyal.


We believe in continuous learning and improvement.  We believe that exceptional performance requires high standards, constant communication, and reliable tools and methods.  We are committed to enduring standards not fancy fads. We are dedicated to seeking benchmark performance that is productive, efficient, and results in the greatest value to the individuals we serve.  We value Quality.


We believe in creating and maintaining a safe environment to live and work in.  We believe that safety requires commitment, knowledge, and safe behavior.  We are dedicated to adhering to safe practices and common sense.  We keep our eyes open, and always look out for others.  We will always maintain an environment that is clean, orderly, and in good repair.  We are resourceful without sacrificing safety.   We always take the time to follow-through with good communication and thoughtful actions.  We are Safe.


We believe in the comfort and protection of our family.  We honor the sense of belonging that unites all of us as individuals; residents, family, staff and community.  We welcome the joys and sorrows of the patterns of life; and trust one another as family.  We demonstrate respect and compassion while we share in the experience of life; the laughter, celebration, sorrows, and pain.  We seek to be truthful, and accepting, gentle, and kind.  We are Family.