For the past decade, the high-quality, relatively low-cost health care delivered in Grand Junction, Colorado, has led that community to outperform most others in the United States. Medicare patients in Grand Junction have fewer hospitalizations, shorter hospitalizations, and lower mortality rates after hospitalization than do Medicare patients in comparison hospitals. Effective, efficient care is delivered in Grand Junction through separate, self-governing organizations that perceive health care as a community resource. This article describes how the various stakeholders in Grand Junction have addressed problems and set standards for the system. The lessons could apply to broader health reform efforts in communities around the country.