Pikes Peak Mental Health accreditation

Pikes Peak Mental Health has passed a Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Agencies. The organization is the premier accrediting entity for hospitals and health care providers.

Pikes Peak Mental Health is the only community mental health agency in Colorado to hold the certification. Both local hospital systems are accredited by the commission.

As part of the review process, which happens every three years, surveyors examine all aspects of an agency’s operations, including quality and appropriateness of client care, human resource functions, safety and outcomes.

Pikes Peak Mental Health has been a Joint Commission agency since 1976.

Casinos shatter monthly revenue record

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Colorado casinos shattered the record for monthly revenues with $67.3 million in adjusted gross proceeds in July. The previous record was $65.8 million earned in August 2003. The July total was an increase of nearly 11.1 percent form $60.6 million in AGP posted in June and an increase of 9 percent from $61.7 million in July 2003.

AGP is most simply defined as the amount wagered by bettors less payouts from casinos.

Black Hawk’s 21 casinos produced a record $47.7 million in AGP in July, topping the previous record of nearly $47.1 million in August 2003. The amount was an increase from $42.9 million in June and $43.9 million in July 2003. Cripple Creek’s 19 casinos totaled a record $15 million in AGP, eclipsing the previous record of $14.2 million in August 2003 and up from $13.2 million the previous month and previous year. Central City’s five casinos tallied $4.4 million in AGP, relatively even with both the previous month and the previous year.

Eddie Bauer opens at The Shops at Briargate

Eddie Bauer has opened a 4,981-square-foot store at The Shops at Briargate. The Seattle-based retailer offers premium outdoor-inspired casual wear.

The Shops at Briargate is home 50 stores and restaurants.

Rotary seeks ethical leader nominations

The North Colorado Springs Rotary Club is seeking nominations for its Ethical Business Leader Award, which is presented on a quarterly basis.

The award recognizes business professionals who exhibit honesty and integrity in day-to-day interactions with other business professionals, customers and colleagues; fairness in dealings with employees, associates, competitors, customers, the public and all those with whom they have a business or professional relationship; an inherent ability to create goodwill and form stronger relationships; and a demonstrated ability to take into consideration what is best for all concerned.

The recipient attends a club luncheon as guest of honor and receives a plaque and a Rotary 4-Way Test keepsake. Members and their families are not eligible for the award.

To obtain a nomination form, call Todd Laurie at 447-0570.