Heart of the Roclies Regional Medical Ceneter

HRRMC is a community hospital in the deepest sense of the phrase. We welcome babies, save lives, and constantly seek ways to improve the quality of patient care. Our state-of-the-art facility may be new, but our mission for over 125 years has remained the same: to provide personalized and exceptional care close to home.

Mission Statement
Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center exists to enhance the health of our community through the delivery of personalized and exceptional care. Our vision is to be the healthcare provider of choice for our region as a world-class rural healthcare organization.

HRRMC has adopted the following eight values to guide the everyday behavior of each and every employee: Teamwork, Recognition, Attitude, Customer Service, Safety, Talent, Accountability, Respect. These values are further defined in the HRRMC employee performance standards.

Our mission, as well as our vision and values, serve as a guideline for daily decision making and represent the principles and practices that we constantly apply. The comfort and care of our patients is a major focus. We strive to put the "care" in healthcare by providing quality and cost-effective care that is close to home.

We continue to grow and adapt to meet your healthcare needs. Visit our Healthcare Research Center to explore patient education resources.

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center moved to 1000 Rush Drive in Salida, Colo., on April 1, 2008. The facility's design enables us to provide state-of-the-art care using advanced medical technology and practices.

The hospital is the healthcare center for the entire region, serving nearly 20,000 people throughout the Salida Hospital District (Chaffee County and parts of Fremont and Saguache Counties).

Site Design
The hospital's design has key features such as a healing garden, patient waiting areas with lots of windows, original artwork throughout the facility, private rooms for all patients, a walking path and Wi-Fi areas.

Staff circulation is separate from public circulation, minimizing confusion for visitors and allowing staff and materials to move efficiently throughout the hospital.

The hospital is designed to be a healing environment for visitors, patients and staff. The building has been oriented so that the unique views from the site can be enjoyed by patients and staff from inside the building.

Inpatient rooms are all on the second floor with mountain views. All inpatient rooms are single rooms with private bathroom/shower.

The mission of the hospital, its image, its functional planning, its efficiency, provisions for patient comfort and safety, and an attractive, healthy work environment for staff were the principle criteria in the planning of the hospital. There are no more important criteria than these.


HRRMC Health Fair

The 2016 HRRMC Health Fair will be Saturday, April 23, from 6:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the hospital's main campus, 1000 Rush Drive, Salida. The HRRMC Health Fair offers several basic low-cost screenings and additional free screenings including diabetes, vision, chiropractic, body composition, blood pressure, pulmonary, skin, mental health, postural, nutrition, and more. Anyone 18 and older may participate in the fair's health screenings.

To learn more about the blood draw tests being offered click here.

Online registration is no longer available.

If you are interested in attending the Health Fair, please register the day of the Fair.

For more information, contact Wellness Supervisor Jon Fritz at 719-530-2057.

Emergency Preparedness

HRRMC has a very active Emergency Preparedness Program managed by our Emergency Preparedness Manager, Diane Brooks. Our CEO and leadership team, managers and nursing supervisors have completed the required FEMA courses and are trained in using the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Hospital Incident Command System (HICS).

We provide frequent training for staff related to our emergency codes (i.e. Code Red-Fire) and practice evacuation procedures, including the use of Med Sleds to transfer non-ambulatory patients down stairwells.

HRRMC staff members meet monthly with our community partners and quarterly with our regional partners and participate in a minimum of one internal and one external emergency exercise/drill each year.

HRRMC encourages its employees to have a home plan for the first 72-hours in the event of a disaster.

To learn how to prepare for an emergency, visit This site has information (tool kits and videos) to help families put measures in place so they can be self-reliant for the first 72-hours if a disaster occurs.



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