Donor Spotlight

High Desert Opera likes to shine the light on some of its wonderful donors and sponsors, particularly those that sponsor or co-sponsor stage productions.

"Mamma Mia!" - sponsored by...

Dr Michael Neste

High Desert Opera is grateful for the sponsorship of one Michael Neste and Family Health West, a beacon of healthcare services on the western slope of Colorado, and the production sponsors for "Mamma Mia!"

Not the only ones...

This year the production sponsorship is shared with Steve/Sybille Doyle and Chuck/Robbie Breaux, who have also sponsored previous HDO productions.

Meet Michael and Family Health West

Family Health West has remained on the leading edge of rural healthcare services for over 70 years. The original 20-bed hospital was the result of a community effort to provide health care for residents of rural Mesa County. Local farmers and ranchers drove to Utah and brought back loads of bricks and supplies to build the hospital. Over the next three decades the hospital endured because of the community's commitment and dedication to maintaining local health care.

In the 1980s, Family Health West began to implement a broader range of healthcare services to meet the needs of the community. The Continuum of Health Care philosophy was developed to include elder and Alzheimer's care services. In 1997, they unveiled the "Main Street Experience"—a social model for Alzheimer's and elder care that received nationwide recognition for its innovative approach to stimulating the long-term memories of Alzheimer's patients in a comfortable and familiar environment.

Today, Family Health West has grown to become a comprehensive provider of healthcare services, offering a Continuum of Care through their full-service hospital, elder care facilities, a range of outpatient services and physician practices.

Led by Dr. Michael Neste, Medical Director of Radiology and long-time High Desert Opera supporter, Colorado Canyons Hospital & Medical Center was the first in the Grand Valley to offer 3D Mammography, a much more precise and efficient diagnostic tool. This is just one example of Family Health West's commitment to providing patients with the best care, services and technology available. And all of these services have one thing in common: a more than half-century legacy of serving Grand Valley families with home-town care and a culture of caring you'll find nowhere else.

Visit Family Health West

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Previous production sponsors

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