The lobby at West Springs Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions About Psychiatric Hospitals

Psychiatric Hospital FAQs What is a Psychiatric Hospital? A psychiatric hospital, also known as mental health or behavioral health units, are hospitals specializing in the treatment of serious mental disorders. Examples of serious mental disorders include: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, PTSD and more. Many people who experience mental health disorders do not need…


Hospital Factoids

Shared from weekly updates to staff 4/28/21 It’s been over a year now.  The Quarantine Unit for potential COVID patients was operational by March 24, 2020. We were the first unit of this kind in the entire nation (as best I can tell). The first COVID case in CO was diagnosed on March 5, hospitals in…

Kim Boe and Brandi Kroese

Kim Boe to Retire from West Springs Hospital, Brandi Kroese Promoted to Vice President

West Springs Hospital, a 64-bed psychiatric hospital located in Grand Junction, Colorado, has announced that the Hospital’s top administrator and executive vice president, Kim Boe, is retiring after nearly 12 years of dedicated service. Brandi Kroese, who previously served as director of operations, will now take on the role of vice president. During her tenure…

West Springs Hospital

Creating A Place Of Sanctuary For Mental Health Patients

– Originally posted in Healthcare Design Magazine. In 2015, Mind Springs Health’s West Springs Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo., began planning a 62,000-square-foot expansion. A visioning session early in the design process adopted the slogan “Creating a Place of Sanctuary” that would become the guiding principal for the design process of the 48-bed addition (with future planned…