Springs Staff Scoop December 2022

If you have any tips, news, or content that you would like to see in the Springs Staff Scoop, please feel free to email Stephanie Keister.

Congratulations to our First Quarter (July – September 2022) ABCD Award Winners!

Iris Jiminez

Office Coordinator – Glenwood Springs

“On the day of the phone go-live, we realized that we needed Spanish language greeting on several of our call queues.  I reached out to Iris and she recorded them on her phone, and had them back to me within an hour!  Two days later, she recorded all the voicemail greeting in English and Spanish for EVERY remote location when we realized that we forgot those as well.

This is in no way part of her job duties, and she really came through at a tough time during the implementation.  Her commitment to helping us serve our Spanish-speaking population and enhance our reputation within that community should not go unrecognized.  In essence, she “saved my bacon,” even though it was my oversight that caused the issue.”

Jose Saez

Peer Support Professional – Glenwood Springs

“Jose is an extraordinary asset to this company. He is always willing to go out of his way to help his co-workers, our clients and anyone and everyone in between. He has a humble heart, is extremely empathetic, and cares deeply for all those around him. He understands the struggles our clients are going through, celebrates their successes as if they were his own, shares their sorrows, and encourages them to not give up ever.

On several occasions, I have asked him to meet with a walk-in client that is not scheduled to meet with anyone and he has paused what he’s doing and met with them. I constantly ask him to transport clients that cannot make it on their own to the office and he never pushes back or complains about last minute requests. Jose is a joy to have around the office.”

Lance Howe

Crisis Clinician – Granby

“Lance has been crucial to the success of the mobile crisis program in Grand County. As the only full time clinician locally in the position he has built excellent rapport with our county partners. Additionally, any community event requiring response Lance is willing to take on and help facilitate. This included meeting a group up in a remote area of Rocky Mountain National Park, providing community education series on the effects of trauma, among other community responses.

Our law enforcement and medical partners have shown confidence and appreciation in working with him.  Lance is also a resource for our team, as a life-long learner he shares resources and articles with the team on topics of recent discussion or items that would help the whole team grow.”


December Fun!

Thanks to all that participated in the Gingerbread House Contest – We’ve got some seriously talented employees!

Individual Winners:
1st Place – Danielle Hena / 2nd Place – Melinda Legerski

Team Winners:
1st Place – Med Support Team-special call out to Isabell Martinez and Jessica Villalobos for the details and piping.
2nd Place – Call Center
3rd Village – Medical Case Managers

Bowling at the Hospital – A Holiday Tradition!

Decade the Halls

The Craig office participated in the annual Festival of Trees in their community. This year’s theme was Christmas through the decades!

Mind Springs Health 50th Anniversary logo

PTO Winners – December

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mind Springs Health, we have TWO winners for the month of December that were selected (via a random drawing) to receive a paid day off (to be used within 8 weeks of the date it’s awarded).  Our December winners of a PTO Day are Jacqueline Payne (Case Manager, Grand Junction) and Tyler Bowen (Clinician, Frisco).

Cultural Engagement Team logo

Join the Cultural Engagement Team!

Are you interested in helping our organization become more diverse and knowledgeable about equality and equity within our communities?

Please join the next CET meeting at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25

Please contact Norma Roberts to receive the meeting’s Zoom info.

OR  . . .

Are you interested in sharing an experience or something you have learned?

Write a DEI piece for the Springs Staff Scoop!

 If you have any questions about the CET, please outreach Norma Roberts.  


By Jenni Stansberry – Client Advocate/Patient Representative

What is the meaning of kindness? According to the dictionary, kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.

What is the golden rule of kindness?  Most people grew up with the old adage, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Best known as the “golden rule,” it simply means you should treat others as you’d like to be treated.

Did you know?

  • Kindness is teachable
  • Kindness is contagious
  • Kindness improves overall heart-health
  • Kindness Increases:  Self-esteem and optimism, energy, happiness, pleasure, serotonin, and oxytocin (also known as the “the love hormone”)
  • Kindness Decreases: Blood pressure, pain (by producing endorphins, the brain’s natural painkiller). stress, anxiety, and depression.

Kindness quotes – Just a few of many that are out there to enjoy:

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”
~ The 14th Dalai Lama

“No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.”

“Kindness is free give, but priceless to receive.”
“Kindness is doing what you can, where you are, with what you have.”

“Do thing for people, not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.”
~ Harold S Kushner

“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believe in the goodness of people.”
~ Roy T Bennet

“Kindness is free. Sprinkle that stuff everywhere.”

“We rise by lifting others.”
~ Robert Ingersol

“Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.”
~ Charles Glassman

There is no end to this article.  It is a hope for a continuation for life.It is up to each one of us to discover what “kindness” means to each of us.
And then, pass it foward and beyond . . .

For more information, visit www.randomactsofkindness.org

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