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Mind Springs Health ranked No. 1

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Colorado Department of Human Service’s Office of Behavioral Health has released its most recent C-STAT ranking of the state’s 17 community mental health centers. Mind Springs Health again is ranked No. 1 in reducing symptom severity for clients, as it has been for the past three months.

“This rise, and consistency, in the rankings represents the incredible, hard work of our staff,” said Sharon Raggio, president and CEO of Mind Springs Health and West Springs Hospital, the only psychiatric hospital on the Western Slope. “We are dedicated to quality client care and recovery, and we appreciate these efforts are being noted on a state-wide level.”

C-STAT (short for “Colorado Statistics”) is a performance-based analysis that allows the Colorado Department of Human Service to focus on and improve community mental health center patient outcomes. Providers are ranked by their performance monthly on quality-focused measures. In February’s report, Mind Springs Health successfully decreased clients’ symptom severity in 81 percent of cases. In another area of note, the “access to treatment within three days” measure, Mind Springs Health scored 97.4 percent, which means that the time between first contact and actual outpatient treatment occurred within three days 97.4 percent of the time. By comparison, the state-wide averages for these two measures are 56. percent in reducing symptom severity and 79 percent in access to care.

Mind Springs Health is a full-service provider of therapy and treatment for mental, behavioral and emotional wellness. Mind Springs Health also assists individuals and families in 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 has 13 offices for outpatient treatment, and West Springs Hospital, a psychiatric hospital with 32-beds in Grand Junction. West Springs Hospital is the only psychiatric hospital between Denver and Salt Lake City. For more information, visit http://www.MindSpringsHealth.org.

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