Psychiatrists and nurse join West Slope organization

Two psychiatrists and an advanced practice psychiatric nurse have joined Mind Springs Health, an organization that provides services in a 10-county area of Western Colorado that includes Mesa County.

Dr. Jeff Lammers provides outpatient treatment at the Mind Springs office in Grand Junction and inpatient therapy at the organization’s West Springs Hospital, a 32-bed psychiatric hospital in Grand Junction.

Lammers holds board certification in general and forensic psychiatry. He brings to his civilian practice experience in his service in the Air Force, including forensic psychiatric consultation and evaluation for legal and mental health professionals worldwide. He also provided clinical oversight to the largest Air Force outpatient mental health clinic.

Dr. Katie MacColl will work out of Mind Springs offices in the Vail Valley, but will be available for consultations throughout the Mind Springs service area.

MacColl brings to her position board certification as a pediatrician with a master’s degree in public health. She previously worked for the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, serving as medical student supervisor at Children’s Hospital in Denver, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center and University of Colorado Hospital.

Lynn Bird provides advanced practice psychiatric nursing services at the Mind Springs outpatient office in Grand Junction and inpatient facility at West Springs Hospital. She returned to Grand Junction after working at the Exempla Lutheran West Pines Psychiatric Hospital in Denver. Bird brings to her duties more than 20 years of experience in nursing and addictions counseling.

Headquartered in Glenwood Springs, Mind Springs Health offers a range of counseling and therapy services promoting mental, behavioral and emotional wellness. For more information, visit the website at www.mindspringshealth.org.