Psychiatrist, nursing director and nurses join hospital

Dr. Mark Ramsey
Dr. Mark Ramsey

Dr. Mark Ramsey, a board-certified psychiatrist, has joined  Mind Springs Health and the staff at the West Springs Hospital in Grand Junction.

A director of nursing and three advanced practice psychiatric nurses also have joined the Grand Junction treatment team.

“Our treatment teams continue to get stronger as they grow,” said Dr. Jules Rosen, chief medical officer of Mind Springs Health. “We now offer an unprecedented level of  psychiatric care to the Western Slope. Our new team members bring a wide range of skills to the organization as well as compassion, passion and commitment to the mental well-being of those we serve.”

Ramsey returns to Grand Junction after working eight years in Mississippi. He brings to his new duties experience as an attending psychiatrist as St. Mary’s Hospital as well as the treatment of mood disorders, post-traumatic stress and neuropsychiatric conditions.

Randy Nimmo is the new director of nursing at West Springs Hospital. He brings to his position 30 years of experience as a health care administrator and nurse educator, most recently as program director at the Artesia General Hospital in New Mexico.

Liz Smith and Donnie Tietsema, both advanced practice psychiatric nurses from Ann Arbor, Mich., will provide outpatient therapy to adults and families. Nicole Solk, an advanced practice psychiatric nurse from New Fairfield, Conn, will handle outpatient and inpatient responsibilities.

Headquartered in Glenwood Springs, Mind Springs Health offers a range of counseling and therapy services promoting mental, behavioral and emotional wellness through 13 offices in a 10-county region of Western Colorado. Mind Springs Health also operates the 32-bed West Springs Hospital, the only psychiatric hospital between Denver and Salt Lake City. For more information about Mind Springs Health, visit the Web site at www.mindspringshealth.org.