Care provider advocates for aging portion of population

Phil Castle, The Business Times Dave McKendry foresees an aging population less in terms of what others have described as a “tsunami” and more in terms of an “evening out” of young and old. Seniors need help, though, whether that’s through the services McKendry’s business provides, more age-friendly policies or less bias. “It’s about us […]

Library board names new director

Michelle Boisvenue-Fox, a library administrator with two decades of experience, is scheduled to take over in July as director of Mesa County Libraries. Boisvenue-Fox was selected by the Mesa County Libraries Board of Trustees to oversee a public library system with eight locations. “I look forward to leading Mesa County Libraries and will work together […]

Texas educator named assistant superintendent

Brian Hill, an educator with more than 10 years of experience, is scheduled to join Mesa County School District 51 in July as assistant superintendent. The Mesa County School Board voted to hire Hill to succeed Scott Cooper, who plans to leave his position in June to pursue a principal job on the Western Slope. […]

St. Mary’s earns A for safety efforts

St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction has once again earned the top grade for patient safety from a health care industry watchdog group. The medical center operated by SCL Health received an A from the Leapfrog Group in its spring 2019 assessment. St. Mary’s has earned the grade in the last four of the […]

Mind Springs Health awarded for phase-based care

Mind Springs Health in Western Colorado has received recognition for developing phase-based mental health care. Mind Springs Health received the 2019 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement. “It’s an honor to be recognized for the work we are doing at Mind Springs Health, and we believe that mental health treatment works,” said Dr. Jules […]

Embedded EAPS defeat the purpose of services

Employee assistance programs (EAPs) are supposed to help employees deal with life and work challenges. The death of a loved one, the heart-breaking end to a long-term relationship and the challenges of caring for children while also supporting an aging parent can affect a person’s well-being and lead to mental health struggles. Since problems at […]

Invest in your team: Offer a wellness program

If you root for a favorite sports team, you likely appreciate the role sports medicine plays in athletic performance. Your team not only treats injuries, but also provides athletes with the nutritional, physical and psychological recommendations required to prevent injury and preserve long-term health and well-being. While it’s obvious why sports teams invest in the […]

Effective communication depends on truly listening

Poor communication presents the largest obstacle to any successful relationship, and it all begins with listening. Not truly listening to others and ineffective communication are often at the heart of dysfunctional businesses, disgruntled team members, unsatisfied clients, failed marriages, disassociation with loved ones, frustration and anger, to name only a few. Stephen Covey — the […]

Manage your real estate investments

Investing in real estate might not be for the faint of heart. But neither is driving Interstate Highway 70. Both actions require a certain amount of planning as well as some mitigation before and during the process. The prevailing wisdom in any type of investing says to buy for the long term and don’t become […]

Who are the commercial buyers?

Last year was a turning point for the commercial real estate market in Mesa County, and that strong growth has continued into this year. For the first quarter of 2019, commercial sales increased 20 percent over the first quarter of 2018. I’m frequently asked where buyers come from. The Denver area? California? The answer might […]