Mental health resources added for area |

Mental health resources added for area

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Dr. Mark Ramsey joined the staff at West Springs Hospital in Grand Junction. He is among a handful of mental health professionals who will add to the area's mental health resources.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Mind Springs Health, the largest western slope provider of mental health treatment, and West Springs Hospital announced that the programs will be increasing psychiatric staff and resources for the Western Slope.

Returning to Grand Junction after eight years in Mississippi, with both outpatient and inpatient responsibilities, is Mark Ramsey, MD. Board-certified in psychiatry, Dr. Ramsey was attending psychiatrist at St. Mary’s Medical Center prior to its psychiatric unit closure. As a result of that closure and others in Montrose and Durango, West Springs Hospital was opened to provide the Western Slope with its only psychiatric beds. Ramsey’s professional interests and strengths include treating mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders and neuropsychiatric conditions as well as working with our senior population.

About Nimmo

Joining West Springs Hospital as director of nursing is Randy Nimmo, RNMHCL. A seasoned nurse executive, experienced health care administrator and energetic nurse educator, Nimmo brings 30 years of experience to West Springs Hospital, having most recently been program director at Artesia General Hospital in Artesia, New Mexico.

Unprecedented Level of Care

Advanced practice psychiatric nurses are a highly important component of Mind Springs Health and West Springs Hospital’s treatment teams, and three APNs were welcomed to the Grand Junction treatment team this month.

“Our treatment teams continue to get stronger and stronger as they grow” said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Rosen. “We now offer an unprecedented level of psychiatric care to the Western Slope. Our new team members bring a wide range of skills to the organization, as well as compassion, passion and commitment to the mental well-being of those we serve.”

Mind Springs Health is a full-service provider of counseling and therapy for mental, behavioral and emotional wellness. Mind Springs Health also assists individuals and families dealing with and recovering from substance abuse. Covering a 23,000-square mile area in Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Mesa, Moffat, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt and Summit counties, Mind Springs Health offers 13 offices for outpatient treatment.

West Springs Hospital, a 32-bed psychiatric hospital in Grand Junction is the only psychiatric hospital between Denver and Salt Lake City.

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