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Old 03-09-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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are there any good hospitals or doctor's offices in the area? it just seems so disconnected from everywhere else... do people have to travel elsewhere for good hospitals?
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:59 AM
 
Location: TX
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St Marys Hospital is fantastic esp for such a realitivly small town.
http://www.stmarygj.org/

The Maternity ward was very nice back when I had my daughter there in 97.

Been to the new cancer center with my mom for chemo treatments and it really is nice. Well as nice as a place like that can be. The staff is wonderful.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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The general consensus is that Saint Mary's hospital is pretty good for most things, but for certain things that are more specialized, you'd have to go to Vail or Denver.

It is true that Grand Junction is isolated, but it has pretty strong healthcare due to the fact that its the hub for most of the surrounding region (western colorado and eastern Utah).
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:51 PM
 
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I have used St. Mary's Hospital for several procedures in the last decade, from nasal surgery to skin cancer operations and the "gastroeneterology" stuff, also arthoscopic surgery on my left knee. It is a first rate hospital.. I do agree with 80'skeys regarding the specialized surgeries. I only have Medicare and fortunately they have been good with that, surprising considering how things are going on THAT subject! They have been good regarding working with me on payment plans in the past, it has been a couple years since my last go-round with them.
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:59 PM
 
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The general consensus is that Saint Mary's hospital is pretty good for most things, but for certain things that are more specialized, you'd have to go to Vail or Denver.

It is true that Grand Junction is isolated, but it has pretty strong healthcare due to the fact that its the hub for most of the surrounding region (western colorado and eastern Utah).
I agree with 80skeys here. Saint Mary's is fine for many things, but for a lot of specialized procedures and treatments, you will be headed for the Front Range or Salt Lake City. Just a fact of life living in rural Colorado. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt.
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