People in Grand County are here because of their desire for a high quality of life. Beautiful views, outdoor recreational opportunities, plentiful groups and organizations to join, great schools and an overall strong sense of community are some components in the quality of life equation. Access to quality healthcare plays a significant role in that equation as well. In Grand County, Kremmling Memorial Hospital has been meeting the county’s healthcare needs since 1940.
Kremmling Memorial Hospital and one of its family practice clinics is located on the western side of Grand County in the town of Kremmling. The hospital was founded here in the 1940s and became a hospital district in the early 1970s. Ever since then, the community has relied on it for a growing list of services including emergency care, skilled nursing care, acute patient care, family practices, radiology, laboratory, rehabilitation, outpatient surgery, G.I.’s, visiting specialty physicians and more.
Kremmling Memorial Hospital is a licensed 25-bed facility and a certified Level IV Trauma Center with physicians staffing the ER 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Kremmling Memorial Hospital also has access to Flight for Life helicopter service to several Front Range Hospitals.
Mountain Valley Medical Center, the family practice clinic, conveniently located on the Kremmling hospital campus, is where patients see dedicated healthcare professionals such as Dr. Lynnette Telck, Dr. Randi Wagner, Dr. John Wisneski and Nurse Practitioner, Tami Griffith.
The hospital’s other clinic, Timberline Family Practice, is located in Granby on the East side of U.S. Highway 40, nearly one mile south of the railroad tracks in the Granby Business Center complex, Unit G & H. The team of healthcare professionals continues Timberline Family Practice’s reputation, spanning 13 years, of compassion and quality with Dr. Mark Paulsen, Dr. John Wisneski, Hannah Foley, Nurse Practitioner and Dianne Wettersten, Physician Assistant.
Kremmling Memorial Hospital, Grand County’s only hospital, is expanding services, growing clinics and increasing the staff of healthcare professionals. A new healthcare facility in Granby, to be owned by the Grand County Rural Health Network, is scheduled to be operational in early 2010. Kremmling Memorial Hospital will be the primary tenant of the building, providing services in conjunction with various independent healthcare providers.
Property to build a replacement hospital on the outskirts of Kremmling was purchased in January 2006. Future plans include the possibility of developing the existing hospital into a long-term care facility or nursing home. The replacement hospital is expected to be built a couple of years after the opening of the Granby medical facility.
The hospital’s commitment is to prepare for current and future community healthcare needs by providing quality and safe healthcare through high technology, healthcare access and a competent, compassionate staff.
For more information on Grand County’s hospital, including a complete list of services and physician biographies, visit: www.kremmlinghospital.org