Community Owned: Honoring Our Board of Directors and Jon Fox-Ruben

Community Health Centers nationwide are governed by patient-majority boards of directors comprised of at least 51% patients who use the services of their local Community Health Center. At Mountain Family today, our Board of Directors is led by patients, more than 65% of whom receive their medical, dental, and/or behavioral healthcare at Mountain Family. Our patient-centered governance […]

Honoring Nurses at Mountain Family on National Nurses Day – May 6, 2022

As Ross Brooks, CEO of Mountain Family Health Centers, shares, “I applaud the valuable work our nursing staff does at Mountain Family, caring for more than 22,400 patients at our 10 health center sites in Western Colorado. We could not provide the exceptional quality of patient-centered, bicultural, and bilingual care we do without our nurses.”   […]

Health For All Fund – Your Generosity Makes A Difference

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Health For All Fund. We are pleased to share that over 145 donors have stepped forward during our fiscal year which continues until May 31, 2022. Thanks to extraordinary generosity, Mountain Family was able to meet our goal of $100,000 in matching funds from the 2020 […]

9 Health Fair is May 7th in Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs Feria de SaludDate: 05/07/2022Time: 9:00AM – 1:00PM Location: 1521 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED from 8 am – 2:30 pm on Saturday, May 7. If you are able to draw blood, speak Spanish, or just want to help with this great community event, please feel free to sign up to […]

Advance Your Career with NIMAA Training

Did you know that Mountain Family has a partnership with NIMAA to help train and employ medical assistants? The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) is a nonprofit education institute that trains medical assistants to work effectively in today’s high-performing primary care settings. NIMAA was created by community health centers to provide access to education […]

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Since 1978, Mountain Family has had a lasting belief: we believe healthcare is a human right. We improve the health of our community by providing equitable and affordable medical, behavioral, and dental healthcare for all. You can join Mountain Family in securing this legacy of care. By remembering Mountain Family Health Centers with a gift […]

Gladys Andrade Celebrated Her 20 Year Anniversary April 5, 2022

Thank you Gladys Andrade, CCMA as she celebrates her 20 Year Anniversary with Mountain Family Health Centers! “MFHC is lucky to have had Gladys working on our team for two decades. She is a pleasure to work with and kind to patients and co-workers alike. Gladys also has quiet, but witty sense of humor and […]

What We’re Reading

U.S. renews COVID-19 public health emergency | Reuters Congratulations to the 2022 Garfield County Humanitarian Awards Recipients: Garfield County humanitarians honored with return of live awards ceremony |

Art Fernandez Wins Inspirational Leadership Award

Congratulations to Mountain Family Health Centers’ Chief Operating Officer, Art Fernandez, on receiving an Inspirational Leadership Award from the Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care at the 2022 Annual CASBHC Conference last week. Here is an excerpt from his recognition: “He brings such great humor and congeniality to the work… Mountain Family saw some incredible […]

May 2022 Mariposa Award Winner

Congratulations Laura Guttierrez, Behavioral Health Advocate “Laura recently took on the responsibility of becoming our lead BHA and has been going above and beyond in her transition of rolls. She has worked hard to train and support new staff , organize and take ownership of projects, and also serve on various committees in the organization […]

Exemplary Care Award Winner – May 2022

Congratulations Karen Torres RN, BSN “For exemplary care, I nominate Karen Torres (and Molli Deines and Dr. Mizner).  Throughout the COVID pandemic, Karen has been a leader in the Rifle Clinic. (Hey Karen, remember when you went on maternity leave in 2020 and thought that COVID would be over when you got back??)  There is […]

Ways to Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We at Mountain Family Health Centers are committed to reducing the stigma around mental health and treatment. Community Health Centers and many other community partners play an important role in providing behavioral health care and helping patients find resources available in their community. Mountain Family Health Centers creates unique […]

Exemplary Care Award Winner – April 2022

Congratulations Lauren Philmus PAC “Many of you may not know Lauren, but she is a PA who has been working with us for almost a year PRN. Lauren has a job working Urgent Care in the Edwards area but enjoys working with our patients and is typically in the GWS clinic 1-2 times a month. […]

April 2022 Mariposa Award Winner

Congratulations Darlene Otero – E.H.R Specialist “I would like to nominate Darlene!  There are many reasons for this but most importantly SHE GETS SH*T DONE!  Darlene always comes in with a smile and maintains it even after we interrupt her repeatedly with the very non-intrusive question of “ Hey, do you have a minute?” which […]

The Pulse: Stories from the Heart

We have heroes here at Mountain Family Health Centers. They are our family of dedicated staff who are the heartbeat of our organization. Our staff are committed to the health of all persons in our community.    In this new series, The Pulse, Stories from the Heart, we will share stories of our healthcare heroes and the patients they care for, to […]

Help Us Love Even Those Who Hate Us, So We Can Change the World

by Ross Brooks, CEO, patient On March 31, we honor the birth and life of César Chávez, a civil rights and labor movement leader who fought for worker’s rights, fair wages, and medical coverage for all. Chávez was born on March 31, 1927. He was a migrant farmworker from the age of 10. He became […]

Helping Patients Afford to Live a Healthy Life – Pharmacy Services at Mountain Family

At Mountain Family Health Centers, we seek to control total costs of care for our patients. With the opening of our Pharmacy Program, we can now offer patients who lack health insurance life-saving medications at a very low cost. Thanks to a generous grant from The Colorado Health Foundation, Mountain Family opened its first pharmacy […]

Make A Gift To Support Health For All – Without “Seling Dogtoys”

By Jan Jennings, Director of Development When my seven-year-old daughter Sophia asked me how she could raise money for Mountain Family, I was touched.  This is my job, and I never thought she would want to follow in my footsteps.  I learned, however, that she really wanted to thank Xavier, one of our medical assistants, […]

Leave A Legacy for Mountain Family

Since 1978, Mountain Family has had lasting belief: we believe healthcare is a human right. We improve the health of our community by providing equitable and affordable medical, behavioral, and dental healthcare for all. You can join Mountain Family in securing this legacy of care.By remembering Mountain Family Health Centers with a gift in your […]

Please take the 2022 Behavioral Health Community Survey

As many of you may remember, Eagle Valley Behavioral Health (EVBH) worked with the Katz Amsterdam Foundation and other mountain resort communities in 2020 to conduct a behavioral health community survey. Eagle County had the highest response rate of the three participating communities and we were able to collect valuable data on the behavioral health status […]

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