February 2020 Exemplary Care Award Winner: Dr. Casey Aquirrie

“I had a case recently where Casey showed **exemplary** teaching skills.  He had 2 MAs, a nurse and myself all in the room to watch him staple a wound.  He made the patient feel really comfortable, and everyone got to ask questions. It was a great learning environment and great patient care.” -Dr. Chris Tonozzi  […]

February 2020 Mariposa Award Winner: Kaitlyn McGovern

“From the words of Urban Dictionary, “Kaitlyn is Truly remarkable. She is selfless and caring as shown by her determination and willingness to go the extra mile.” I believe that Urban Dictionary knew our Kaitlyn specifically. She joined our Mountain Family, Family a year ago and has made her way into being a true Mariposa […]

Mountain Family Awarded $ from Delta Dental

Where people are born, grow up, live, work and age greatly impact a person’s health. Local communities, and the nonprofits serving them, truly understand the hurdles to achieving oral health equity and also have the most innovative ideas on how to leap over these hurdles. That’s why we take a listening approach, inviting organizations to outline oral health […]

January 2020 Exemplary Care Winners: Susan Orcutt FNP and Charlie Pariera, Dental Hygienist

“Susan saw a young child who had terrible dental decay during a well child check. Thanks to our CO-MDI program, she was able to have Charlie come into the visit and be seen. Charlie in turn was able to see the child at the same time and start treatment for the dental decay. She was able to apply the cavity retardant and delay the growth […]


BROOMFIELD, Colo.—Dec. 10, 2019 — Today, Vail Resorts Chief Executive Officer Rob Katz and his wife, Elana Amsterdam, New York Times bestselling author and founder of Elana’s Pantry, announced significant contributions totaling more than $2.8 million to further strengthen emotional wellness programs in more than ten mountain communities where Vail Resorts operates. The second annual […]

January 2020 Mariposa Award Winner: Michelle Rios

Nominated by: Diane Purse Michelle is a pleasure to work with. Her attention to detail is excellent. She has attained a knowledge base for our many services in Edwards; Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Adult Medicine and Title X. Her knowledge of Procedures, and the supplies and paperwork necessary set her skills well above the normal expectations. You […]

Mary Baydarian Awarded the Colorado Human Services Director of the Year

by Ross Brooks I first met Mary in July 2012 at a gathering of the West Mountain Regional Health Alliance (WMRHA).  Following that first meeting, Mary quickly reached out to partner with our organization, Mountain Family Health Centers (MFHC), on improving access to health insurance coverage and healthcare for vulnerable populations in Garfield County.  Mary […]

December 2019 Exemplary Care Award Winner- Candace Rodriguez, MA, LPC

“Last week I had a patient bringing up lots of anxiety and depression symptoms at the end of the visit. I was running late and so did not let Candice know until a little after noon that the patient needed behavioral health help. Candice did not complain and spent most of her lunch with the […]

December 2019 Mariposa Award Winner- Daniela Quezada Medina

“Daniela has demonstrated her passion towards our mission. Daniela has worked with MFHC for 4 years.  She is always willing to help in all locations when short staffed. Daniela has gone beyond to make sure patients’ needs are attended too.  She has a great relationship among her coworkers. Even though she presents herself as being quiet, she is very outgoing. I […]

Integrated Care Director Jolene Singer to Retire

Mountain Family Health Centers will say goodbye this month to our Integrated Care Director Jolene Singer, RN. Jolene is passionate about exploring innovative ways to improve integrated care — both connecting each discipline within Mountain Family and reaching out to find community partners.  “I have loved my work, my team and Mountain Family,” said Jolene […]


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