Montrose Colorado is the kind of Colorado people dream about. Situated in southwestern Colorado on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains, Montrose is home to the Black Canyon National Park and offers scenic mountains, valleys, canyons, mesas, lakes and rivers, plus all the recreational activities that accompany these natural wonders like hiking, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, camping, boating and more. Montrose lies at an elevation of 5,794 feet above sea level, has mild summers and winters with minimal snow accumulation in the city, making a great four season playground.
A great hospital needs many things: a state of the art facility, expert staff, outstanding physicians, advanced technology, helping hands in the form of volunteers, and a supportive community. Montrose Memorial Hospital is a regional medical center serving a diverse population spread over a large geographic area. The hospital has more than 550 employees and more than 80 physicians on staff representing 22 medical specialties. It offers an extensive range of healthcare services including the San Juan Cancer Center, Cardiology Services, Rehabilitation Center, Family Birthing Center, Same Day Surgery, Complete Medical Imaging/Radiology Facilities, Intensive Care Services, and satellite clinics in the tiny communities of Olathe and Naturita.
Justifiably proud of it’s reputation for providing state of the art medical care, Montrose Memorial is also proud to be known for its personal service and its involvement in the community. While always striving to keep its technology on the cutting edge, the hospital has remained faithful to its small town roots, reflected in the hospital’s description of the care it provides “as friends and family caring for friends and family”, and “high tech, high touch” referring to state of the art care dispensed with a caring and compassionate attitude.
In addition to providing high tech medical care, the hospital strives to be an integral part of the community it serves, leading the way in improving and maintaining the health of the entire population. Hospital programs run the gamut from community health lectures to breast cancer support groups and migrant health programs to the annual health fair. The culture of community service is nurtured between and among the staff at Montrose Memorial. Hospital leadership is encouraged to exemplify the role of a good citizen and become involved in the workings of the community outside the hospital. Many employees are involved with local groups and activities and contribute countless hours of volunteer work. Numerous staff members have received awards for their community service efforts and the strong bond between the hospital and the communities it serves is continually renewed and strengthened, to the benefit of all.
Montrose Memorial Hospital was founded March 5, 1950 by the county of Montrose and has been providing high quality healthcare to residents of its service area for more than half a century. Originally a 25-bed hospital, it has been remodeled, expanded and upgraded several times including in 1975, 1985, 1998 and 2005. The hospital campus has doubled in size and is now a 75-bed facility. It offers complete and diverse specialty care and focuses a great deal of its education, marketing and financial resources towards making its service area a healthier place. As a community grows, so must its delivery of healthcare. In this rapidly expanding part of southwestern Colorado, Montrose Memorial Hospital plays a vibrant and vital role in maintaining the health of the community it serves and attracting people to the area.