Dr. Jason Andersen has joined Mind Springs Health and West Springs Hospital in Grand Junction as chief medical officer.
Douglas Pattison has joined the organization as chief financial officer.
Andersen and Pattison succeed Dr. Jules Rosen and John Rattle, respectively, following their retirement.
“We are incredibly fortunate to welcome both Jason and Doug to our organization,” said Sharon Raggio, president and chief executive officer of Mind Springs Health. “Their level of expertise is hard to come by, and they have had an immediate and valuable impact on both Mind Springs Health and West Springs Hospital as we celebrate the new hospital’s six-month anniversary and start our new fiscal year.”
Andersen — a doctor of osteopathy, board-certified psychiatrist and addiction specialist — is based in Grand Junction. He plans to also work in offices throughout the 10-county region Mind Springs serves in Western Colorado. “I share the team approach that works here at Mind Springs Health and West Springs Hospital and look forward to collaborating, teaching, learning and having some fun while doing so,” he said. “I take the important things we deal with every day very seriously, and also understand the importance of humor and fun in working together.”
Andersen previously served as a partner and medical director of Silver Creek Psychiatry in Oren, Utah. A graduate of the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Anderson completed a psychiatric residency and child and adolescent psychiatric fellowship at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine.
Pattison first became involved with Mind Springs Health as a member of the board of directors. He previously held several leadership positions with Harpo, the multimedia conglomerate founded by Oprah Winfrey, including chief financial officer, executive vice president and consultant to the office of the presidents. Pattison became his career in 1979 with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and earned his designation in 1986 as a Certified Public Accountant.
“I am energized by the opportunity of being affiliated with an organization providing world-class behavioral health services for those in need of this care,” he said.
Mind Springs Health operates West Springs Hospital and 12 offices for outpatient treatment. For more information, visit www.MindSpringsHealth.org.