Business Briefs May 16, 2016 |

Business Briefs May 16, 2016

Alison Brett
Vicky Nash |

iVantage names Valley View Hospital in Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals

Valley View Hospital was recently named one of iVantage Health Analytics’ Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States. Valley View Hospital is the only hospital in the Garfield/Eagle/Pitkin county region to receive this recognition.

“Valley View Hospital is proud of the efforts of our physicians and staff who have contributed to our achieving this designation,” said Gary Brewer, Valley View CEO.

Valley View Hospital scored in the top 100 of rural and community hospitals on iVantage’s Hospital Strength Index. The index is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of rural and critical access hospitals. The results recognize that the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America — measuring them across more than 70 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability, population risk and efficiency.

The list of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals and more information about the study can be found at

Holy Cross distributes member equity totaling more than $2.7 million

In early May, approximately 37,100 Holy Cross Energy consumers will receive their 2015 Member Equity Allocation Notices and their share of over $2.7 million in 2015 member equity distributions. Over 6,700 consumers, entitled to amounts less than $10, will see their credit applied to their electric account instead of a check.

As a not-for-profit electric utility, Holy Cross Energy allocates any annual revenues that exceed expenses back to each member based upon their purchases of electricity in that year. Member Equity Allocation Notices are provided to each eligible member after the prior year’s books are closed. Member equity distributions for the year 2015 will be distributed in part now, with the rest expected to be refunded at some future date. This May 2016 distribution represents the net present value of 50 percent of the 2015 allocation, where the net present value calculation reflects the current value of the distribution made 15 years ahead of schedule.

Holy Cross Energy’s board of directors remain committed to the return of member provided capital. With this equity distribution, nearly $71.6 million has been returned to members since May 2005. Recent member equity distributions include approximately $2.2 million in May 2015 and approximately $4.4 million in December 2015.

 Members who received service in 2015 who do not receive a Member Equity Allocation Notice by May 31 are asked to contact their nearest Holy Cross Energy office.

Glock earns certification in Alternative and Integrative Nutrition

Brittney Glock, personal trainer and general manager at Midland Fitness, has earned another nutrition certification in Alternative and Integrative Nutrition. She offers one-on-one and/or small group nutrition training. She is also an experienced personal trainer who understands the relationship between diet and exercise. Education is the key to battling one of the biggest problem facing Americans, poor nutrition. To schedule an appointment for a nutritional analysis call 945-4440.

Kinkel joins ANB Bank as assistant vice president

ANB Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Dean Kinkel as assistant vice president, commercial banking officer for its Glenwood Springs banking center.

Prior to joining ANB Bank, Kinkel was a mortgage loan officer in a Glenwood Springs area bank for several years serving the bank’s customers. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University with a focus in strategic communications.

“The success of our banking centers depends on knowledge, professionalism, and teamwork,” said Deana Hermanson, community bank president of ANB Bank. “His enthusiasm to deliver an exceptional level of service along with his knowledge of commercial lending will be a great combination in serving the bank’s customers.”

Dean loves giving back and remains an active member of the community. He is currently a board member for the Roaring Fork Young Professionals, as well an active member of the Kiwanis Club International and a Junior Achievement Volunteer. He is also an ambassador for the Basalt Chamber of Commerce.

Picore named top loan officer

Bay Equity Home Loans would like to recognize Michael Picore out of the Glenwood Springs branch for being recognized by National Mortgage News Magazine as one of the top 300 loan officers in the country (top 1 percent).

Spa of Rockies’ Alison Brett to study aromatherapy

Spa of Rockies receptionist Alison Brett plans to further her education in the healing arts. She will be taking online courses through the Aromahead Institute of Essential Oil Studies based in Sarasota, Florida. Alison received a one-time gift of $500 from the Glenwood Hot Springs Higher Education Scholarship fund.

Vander Mark joins Bullock & Hinkey

Candie Vander Mark has joined Bullock & Hinkey Real Estate.

Vander Mark has more than 20 years of Colorado real estate experience. She is third generation in the Roaring Fork Valley. You may see her in her free time with her family at the local school functions or the Garfield County 4H events. Call Vander Mark at (970) 618-8183.

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