Rifle Chamber names Grand River as business of the year
RIFLE, Colorado – At the annual Rifle Chamber Event and Awards Dinner, held March 13, Grand River was named the 2009 Rifle Chamber Business of the Year.
“Grand River was nominated for Business of the Year by the Chamber membership, and when the committee reviewed the nominees, Grand River Hospital District stood out in terms of the community service activities they performed over the last year. We are very proud we were able to keep it a secret and surprise them at the event. They certainly deserved this award,” said Annick Pruett, president and CEO of Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce.
Grand River Hospital District serves a 1,500-square-mile region that includes Parachute/Battlement Mesa, Rifle and Silt. With the addition of this year’s award, Grand River has been honored as Business of the Year from every chamber in its district.
The Silt Area Chamber of Commerce named Grand River the 2005 Business of the Year. In 2006, the Parachute/Battlement Mesa Chamber of Commerce gave Grand River the same recognition. Grand River also received 2009 Business of the Year from Rifle Economic Development Corporation.
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“It is truly an honor and a privilege for Grand River to serve the community of Rifle, and all of the communities in our service territory. To be recognized as Business of the Year by Silt, Battlement Mesa/Parachute and now Rifle, all within a four year time period, has been thrilling for us. Grand River’s employees, physicians and board will continue to do everything we can to ensure that we remain worthy of this honor,” said Martie Wisdom, chief executive officer of Grand River Hospital District.
Grand River Hospital District is a special-tax district that was formed in 1961 to ensure health care availability to the local area. Since then, Grand River has grown and changed immensely, moving from Claggett Memorial Hospital to the new Grand River Hospital and Medical Center in 2003. In June 2009, it opened a new addition to that facility, allowing for more services, programs and staff.
Grand River operates four facilities. Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, located in Rifle, offers hospital services, including 24/7 ER, radiology, inpatient and outpatient surgery, and cardiopulmonary, a Physical Therapy Center with an aqua therapy pool and Activities of Daily Living Unit, and providers that offer family health, internal medicine, women’s health, and specialty care. It has two facilities in Battlement Mesa – Battlement Mesa Medical Clinic, offering family health and specialty care, and Grand River Health and Safety Center, which offers physical therapy and occupational health services. Also located in Rifle is E. Dene Moore Care Center, a long-term care facility.
Grand River operates the Meals on Wheels of Western Garfield County program, which delivers more than 800 meals a month to senior, disabled, and recovering citizens of New Castle, Silt, Rifle, Parachute and Battlement Mesa. They also offer low-cost health fairs, free sports physicals, a ski helmet giveaway, scholarships, and more throughout the year to local communities.
For more information about Grand River, visit http://www.grhd.org.
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