Friday, April 20, 2018

This Week in Pics

MCPH Child Care Nurse Consultant put together visibility kits for Mesa County child care facilities, this week. The kids include supplies to keep kiddos safe and visible in the event of an evacuation. 

The Board of Mesa County Commissioners proclaimed Monday, April 16, 2018, as National Healthcare Decisions Day in Mesa County. National Health Care Decisions Day aims to create public awareness and encourages citizens to create medical advance care directives that align with each individual's personal beliefs and preferences, which will guide the individual's medical professionals during a time of medical need. From left, Commissioner John Justman, Mary Watson, Community Project Coordinator at HopeWest, Commissioner Rose Pugliese, Brian Whitmore, Community Relations Director at Hopewest, Dyann Walt, Supervisor at DHS, and Commissioner Scott McInnis.

Mesa County Clerk to the Board Janika Harris briefs the Board of Mesa County Commissioners on a new special events application needing their consideration for an event sponsored by the Redlands Community Center Foundation.  

Jim Hamlin with Grand Junction St. Baldrick's Foundation shares with the Mesa County Employee Associaton why he got involved in fundraising and sharing childhood cancer awareness. Childhood cancer is the number one cause of death by disease in children in the United States. Worldwide, over 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. 

Jim Hamlin with Grand Junction St. Baldrick's Foundation speaks at an MCEA meeting about their upcoming 7th Annual Head Shaving event for childhood cancer research. For more information, visit
Mesa County resident Eric N. stopped by yesterday to get a couple of travel vaccinations for an upcoming trip. Public Health Nurse Ashley Adams helped Eric research which vaccinations he needed, and he was able to get his vaccine schedule started the same day. If you need travel vaccinations or have a vacation planned, call our clinic at 970-248-6900.

Mesa County Facilities Senior Tech Steve Medina gets ready to replace light bulbs at the old Mesa County Courthouse. 

The fluorescent light bulbs flicker right before Facilities Senior Tech Steve Medina changes replaces them with new bulbs.
Mesa County Information Technology Business Systems Analyst Elizabeth McDowell receives a farewell cake from her fellow co-workers who will miss her. Good luck in all your future endeavors, Elizabeth!

Business Systems Analyst Elizabeth McDowell trains IT staff members on her job duties and responsibilities for a seamless transition. 

Mesa County IT hosted a farewell luncheon for Elizabeth McDowell.

Mesa County GIS Senior Administrator Chris Kadel, left, and Technical Support Specialist Paul Mitts at the farewell event.

IT Network Specialist Josh Dallman and IT Manager Troy Flick enjoying lunch.

IT Web Administrator Joe Keene.

IT Senior Business Systems Analyst Lori Marak, left, and Business Systems Analyst Elizabeth McDowell.

IT Customer Interaction Manager Lhana Jordan plates her lunch at the farewell event.

Information Technology Senior Support Specialist Eric Farslow, left, and Senior Support Coordinator David Underwood.

Mesa County IT staff break for lunch together.

Elizabeth McDowell cuts her farewell cake.

Mesa County Commissioner Scott McInnis helps speed up the lunch line at an event.

Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese listens to a presentation by Minds Springs Hospital Director Frank Lotrich, MD, right, and Executive Vice President Kim Boe, center, regarding the expansion of the hospital in Grand Junction.

Mesa County Administrator Frank Whidden talks to local and state leaders about his experience in volunteering at Mind Springs hospital.

Western Slope leaders pause for a picture before they commence a tour of the Mind Springs hospital, 515 28 ¾ Road in Grand Junction.

Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese listens as Mind Springs Executive Vice President Kim Boe talks about overcrowding issues they are experiencing at the hospital. 

Mind Springs Executive Vice President Kim Boe tells leaders that the new hospital was designed carefully with incorporated feedback from former patients and their families, law enforcement, staff and national design experts in psychiatric hospitals.

Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese takes a look inside what will be the new West Springs Hospital.

Mind Springs Health & West Springs Hospital Board Chairwoman Carol Skubic and Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese talk about the mental health needs on the Western Slope.

Mind Springs Health & West Springs Hospital Board Chairwoman Carol Skubic shows the tour participants sketches of what the new facility will look like upon completion.
Mesa County Sheriff Matt Lewis gives an update on the Skipper Island Fire. The fire has burned 220 acres since it started on Wednesday. For more information, visit

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