Audit findings on Mind Springs Health and West Springs Hospital

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — An investigation spanning months shows reveals some shocking findings at Mind Springs Health in Grand Junction.

Released to the public Thursday, multiple-state agencies have found several quality of care deficiencies at Mind Springs Health and West Springs Hospital.

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, Human Services, and Public Health and Environment all conducted the January audit.

The ongoing complaints came from several community members who cited difficulty accessing behavioral health services and a lack of transparency from Mind Springs Health.

Rocky Mountain Health plans identified issues with Mind Springs’ performance that compromised its service to the community.

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The issues and related corrective actions include: the safe prescribing of drugs, avoid over-prescribing medication, or the abusing or misusing of controlled substances.

The corrective plan will include a new board of directors to address community needs and follow new cost reporting requirements, “There is a standing offer from the leadership of the state to meet with the Mind Springs staff at any point to make sure that the findings that we have are very clear and understood and that we have agreed on next steps,” Michelle Barnes, Executive Director of Colorado Department of Human Services says.

State agencies will continue to review Mind Springs progress of the corrective action plan and continue to look at ways to improve access to care in our community.

KREX 5 has reached out to Mind Springs for comment and we have yet to hear back.

Source: Grand Junction Local News | Audit findings on Mind Springs Health and West Springs Hospital