COVID-19 Psychiatric Units Meet Dual Needs

Hospitals and psychiatric centers made tough decisions as the pandemic unfolded. The early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic were rife with challenges for inpatient psychiatric care. Neither the open layouts found in many psychiatric units and facilities nor the traditional elements of inpatient treatment, such as group therapy, were conducive to infection control, yet psychiatric…

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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…


From the Medical Director’s Desk

It is my honor to introduce and present the jewel of western Colorado.  West Springs Hospital is defining what is meant by “quality hospital care”, easily meeting a criteria of excellence on a variety of measures and continually growing to meet the needs of Coloradans in today’s world.  We are succeeding in our mission. We save…