Chief Financial Officer

About Us:

Gunnison Valley is a community-owned nationally recognized health system nestled within the splendor of the Rocky Mountains. They are the sole provider of a spectrum of services for a diverse community: including longtime ranchers and Olympic athletes. What sets Gunnison Valley apart is the naturally flowing family atmosphere and their vibrant community spirit. This health system provides a mutually supportive environment welcoming cutting-edge innovation and the sharing of new ideas. Annual net revenue for the health system in 2017 was $49.5 million with a net margin of 18.1%. The nursing home represents about 18.4 percent of the total health system net revenues. The health system has been financially profitable and has $47 million in reserves.



More about us:

Gunnison Valley Health is proud of their tradition, providing comprehensive health services that have raised the bar for quality and excellence since 1938. The health system includes a sole community hospital, nursing home care, assisted living, hospice, and palliative care, and a philanthropic foundation. The leadership is comprised of a core group of cohesive, committed, and accountable professionals.  The CEO hails from a background of 25+ years of successful hospital administration and has been noted for his leadership style and his ability to drive excellence in this rural healthcare system. All staff is united by the values of community first care, family and dedication and the main goal: that patients do not need to travel outside of their community for a comprehensive array of exceptional healthcare services.

The commitment to clinical excellence and dedication to their community has not gone unnoticed. They are a multi-award winning, TJC accredited health system and named by iVantage Health Analytics as among The Top 100 Critical access five times. In 2016 they were recognized as one of the top 25 nation's rural hospitals. The magnitude of this recognition is testimony to their ideal of providing services that raise the standards for community healthcare!


Job Description:

The Chief Financial Officer directs and supervises the financial management of the entire Gunnison Valley Health organization including hospital accounting, financial management, patient financial services, information technology, health information management, materials management. 

  •  Responsible for the annual budget, annual audit, and supervision of the financial services of the Senior Services side (SNF, Assisted Living and Home Medical Services). 

  •  Develops the annual budget, annual audit and direction of the financial services of the SNF, Assisted Living and Home Medical Services.

  • This position assumes the overall direction for all accounting operations including accounts payable, payrolls and general ledger management for the entire health system (Hospital, Senior Care Center, Home Medical Services and Assisted Living)

  • Serves as an integral member of the Senior Management Team and sets the tone for strategic development, performance, and culture of the organization.

  • Develops, trains and evaluates staff in Finance, Patient Financial Services, Health Information Technology, Supply Chain Management and Rehabilitative departments.

  • Provides oversight of Gunnison Valley Health's investment portfolio in collaboration with the CEO and members of the Board of Trustees and Board Finance Committee.


Ideal Candidate:


  •  Ability to establish strong relationships with CEO and Senior Management Team.

  •  Welcomes a challenge and excels in problem-solving.

  •  An autonomous financial leader who can make decisive decisions.

  • Driven to play a vital role in bringing stability to an organization.

  •  Fueled by the determination to play an integral role in setting the tone for hospital culture and performance.

  •   Has a strong sense of community and is eager to make a positive impression.

  •  Determined to make an impact at a Critical Access Hospital that outperforms others.


  •  A minimum of five years accounting and finance leadership experience in an acute care hospital

  • Critical Access Hospital experience is preferred.

  •  A strong background in capital financing is a plus.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required.

About Gunnison Colorado:

Gunnison Valley and its surrounding area are renowned for their captivating natural beauty bursting with wildlife and lively community spirit. What do their entrepreneurs, engineers, and rural landowners have in common? They all love the outdoors! Gunnison Valley greatly appeals to ambitious career professionals that are seeking a great work/life balance and are driven by a spirit of adventure and discovery. This beautiful area of Colorado offers recreational activities the whole year round from world class mountain bike riding and fishing in the summer to snowboarding and skiing in the winter. Both locals and visitors flock to open music festivals and the unique Crested Butte Wildflower festival during the summer season when the whole valley is blooming.




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