Community Hospital


Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, is a full-service, acute care hospital licensed for 60 beds. As part of the Colorado West Healthcare System, we are a Level III Trauma Center that offers full outpatient diagnostic services and inpatient care for the Western Slope region of Colorado and eastern Utah. Community Hospital brings together expert staff and world-class technology in a healing, family-centered environment.

We provide a full range of medical services, including inpatient and outpatient surgery, and emergency care. We have comprehensive diagnostic capabilities: state-of-the-art ultrasound, CT (Philips Ingenuity 128 MDCT), digital mammography and cardiac testing. Community Hospital proudly partners with University of Utah Heath Care and Huntsman Cancer Institute to provide world-class medical and radiation oncology treatment right here at home. 

Community Hospital is Joint Commission accredited. Our laboratory is College of American Pathologists-accredited. For those lab tests that we don’t conduct on site, the Mayo Clinic is our exclusive partner for reference laboratory services.

We pride ourselves on delivering personalized care to our patients, and in working closely with our medical care providers in treating the whole person. This approach has resonated with our patients and we are growing to meet our community’s demand. 

On October 15th, 2014, Community Hospital broke ground on a new four-story, 140,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. Our NEW hospital opened Thursday, March 17th, 2016!

Community Hospital

School Affiliations

  • KCU's College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hospital Statistics

  • Total Beds - 44
  • Admissions - 2,838
  • ER Visits - 5,467
  • Births - 164
  • Outpatient Visits: 104,146
  • Inpatient Surgeries - 1,078
  • Outpatient Surgeries - Not reported
  • Trauma Center - Level III
  • DOs on Staff - 55
  • MDs on Staff - 233

Third-Year Clerkships

  • Family Medicine (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Internal Medicine (8 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Ob/Gyn (4 weeks) -  Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Pediatrics (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Psychiatry (4 weeks) - Required out-of-town
  • Surgery (8 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient

This site schedules clinical experiences in four-week increments.

Third-Year Selectives

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology/ENT
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Radiology

Fourth-Year Clerkships

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology/ENT
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Radiology

Residency Information

Resources & Benefits

  • Facility Resources: Students have access to computers, internet and medical records while on duty at the hospital
  • Meal Benefits: Daily meal stipend provided
  • Visiting Student Housing: Housing is unavailable at this time

Duties & Opportunities

  • Student Duties: Students are required to participate in weekly rounds, night call and weekend rounds as assigned
  • Didactics: Students are required to participate in lectures, rounds and reading as assigned
  • OMT/OPP Opportunities: Students are required to participate in didactics and skill development in OMT/OPP as provided

Unique Site Characteristics

  • Background check and drug screen is required annually
  • NBOME COMAT Subject Exams taken at a Prometric Testing Center (testing accommodations other than extra time may not be available)
  • Orientation is provided on the first day of clerkship
  • TB screening required annually
  • Travel may be required for third-year Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA)

Additions or changes to this site's information may occur at any time - information last updated 11/20/18

Contact Information

  • KCU Clinical Clerkship Coordinator: TBD
  • Core Site Contact: Markie Walker
  • Director of Medical Education: TBD