Colorado West Mental Health changes to ‘Mind Springs Health’

Special to the Sky-Hi News

Beginning this September, Colorado West, Inc. — the 40 year-old, Colorado-based behavioral health organization with a branch in the Granby area — will be known as Mind Springs Health, and the Grand Junction psychiatric hospital they operate will be known as West Springs Hospital.

Currently, the soon-to-be-renamed Mind Springs Health operates with three community boards of directors governing different 501(c)3 organizations that make up the whole. That will continue as the organization takes on its new name, brand and design.

In preparation for the behavioral health nonprofit’s redesign and renaming, Colorado West has also fortified the boards of directors that manage it. Six board members have recently accepted board posts, and two newly appointed chairpersons are leading the three boards.

Jerome Evans, Ph.D. of Glenwood Springs, is now the chairman of the over-arching board of directors. He is also the chair of the Mind Springs Health mental health centers’ board. Dr. Evans is a research psychologist with more than 35 years of experience in program evaluation and research.

The newly elected board members bring a wide range of experience to Mind Springs Health.

Board members are elected to four-year terms and are chosen based on their backgrounds and how their skills benefit and support Mind Springs Health’s goals in successfully treating behavior issues.

Colorado West, Inc. is a private nonprofit organization offering a full spectrum of mental health, behavioral change and substance abuse services with 13 outpatient offices throughout the Western Slope and a psychiatric hospital in Grand Junction serving all Coloradans. Specializing in research-driven, proven, evidence-based programs and practices, Colorado West assists all ages in living happy and healthy lives. Look for more information on their upcoming transformation soon at

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