Jensen honored as top dentist in Denver’s 5280 magazine

Dr. Robert Jensen recently was nominated for 2014’s “Best Dentist in Colorado” in Denver’s 5280 magazine.

Jensen has received this peer-selected award since 2011. He also has been honored as America’s Top Dentist since 2004, according to a statement from his office.

Located in the Aspen Business Center, Jensen offers state-of-the-art technology with gentle and personalized care, the statement said. He welcomes complementary consults and second opinions.

For more information, call 970-920-4900.


MidValley Family Practice makes conference presentation

MidValley Family Practice was selected as one of three medical practices invited to Washington, D.C., to make a presentation at the second annual Kaizen event, co-sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid.

The purpose of the meeting was to garner best practices and development and implementation of electronic Clinical Quality Measures for providers and hospitals, a statement from MidValley Family Practice said. The week-long conference included representation from federal healthcare agencies, major Electronic Medical Records vendors, federal IT contractors and three medical-practice representatives (MidValley, Dartmouth and Medstar).

MidValley was invited to participate in part due to partnerships with Advancing Care Together (, SBIRT Colorado ( and Peer Assistance Services (

A recognized Patient Centered Medical Home level III, MidValley Family Practice is located in Basalt. In addition to the projects above, MidValley is a participant of the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative and was a past participant in the Colorado Beacon Consortium Initiative. MVFP is focused on providing comprehensive whole patient care, improved outcomes and the utilization of health-information technology.


Habitat for Humanity recognizes key valley contributors

Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley has honored three key contributors for their work in 2013.

• Scott McHale has been named volunteer of the year. McHale has been Habitat’s volunteer architect for six years. He has led the design of 11 local Habitat homes. All of this time, McHale has shown an incredible compassion for Habitat’s homeowner partners and their needs and desires. He has endeavored to create functional, durable and great-looking homes; always designing homes that are equal to or better than the nicest homes wherever Habitat builds. This past year, he spearheaded the team that designed the first anticipated LEED Platinum home on the Western Slope. He currently is putting the finishing touches on plans for two more homes in Carbondale, where he lives, for the Snell and Davis families. When not volunteering for Habitat, McHale works for Rowland & Broughton Architecture, a firm based in Aspen and Denver.

• Brikor Associates has been named co-Business Partner of the Year. Brikor, a leading high-end homebuilder in Aspen, has once again led the way in salvaging and re-purposing materials from home re-models and demos. Led by Briston Peterson and his team, including Chris Madigan and Bob Brownlee, Brikor also made donations from several projects. In 2013, Brikor directed a significant volume of materials to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, from furniture to appliances, from cabinets to barn-wood siding, from 100-year-old oak beams to flooring, doors and windows. Brikor has been committed to re-purposing materials and sparing the landfill. With the stream of high-quality materials, Brikor has been instrumental in helping Habitat’s ReStore here in the Roaring Fork Valley to be the second biggest ReStore in the state, surpassed only by the metro area Denver stores. A special thanks should go to Brikor client donors: the Mellos, Prestons, Breners and Roths.

• Eshelman Construction has been named Co-Business Partner of the Year. Thad Eshelman brought a new level of production and excitement to Habitat. When he and his team showed up on the work site, twice, there was amazing progress. On the first blitz build day, he led his crew of 12 to install all five shed roofs. On the second day, he and eight others installed all 14 windows. His belief in making a difference in our community is remarkable, according to a Habitat statement.