Raynard Ware to Join West Springs Hospital as Senior Vice President – Hospital Administrator
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Grand Junction, Colo. (November 17, 2022) – Mind Springs Health and West Springs Hospital are pleased to announce that Raynard Ware will join the organization on November 28 as Senior Vice President and Hospital Administrator. As Hospital Administrator, Mr. Ware will oversee all operational aspects of West Springs Hospital.
Most Recently, Ware served as an Associate Administrator for George Washington University Hospital (GWUH), a Washington D.C. facility with 395 beds. While at GWUH, Ware provided culture-shaping operational oversight of ancillary services that helped drive employee engagement, patient experience, quality, and financial performance. Prior to his position at GWUH, Ware was the Vice President of Operations at Palms of Pasadena Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.
“Raynard’s experience and advanced training in hospital administration will be a tremendous asset to West Springs Hospital, as we are currently instituting a number of cultural changes to improve access and quality,” said John Sheehan, Mind Springs Health & West Springs Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “The training that Raynard received through the Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute is one of the most prestigious and intense professional development programs in the country. His impressive education and experience makes him a tremendous asset to not only our organization, but to the communities we serve.”
Ware earned his Bachelor of Arts in business administration, with an emphasis in finance, from Morehouse College and earned his master’s degree in Health Systems Administration from Georgetown University. In 2018, Ware completed a six-month health policy fellowship with the DC Council – Committee on Health. In addition to attending the Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute, he has served as an Alumni Board Member and Vice Chairman since October of 2017.
Mind Springs Health is the Western Slope’s largest provider of counseling and therapy for mental wellness and assists individuals and families dealing with and recovering from substance abuse and addiction. Covering a 23,000-square mile area in Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Mesa, Moffat, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt and Summit counties, Mind Springs Health offers a continuum of mental health care with crisis response services, 13 offices for outpatient treatment, residential substance use disorder treatment, and West Springs Hospital, the only psychiatric hospital between Denver and Salt Lake City.
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Mind Springs Health & West Springs Hospital