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6447 Quail Street
Arvada, CO 80004
Mark Bedinger, N.H.A., President/CEO
Mark has been a licensed Nursing Home Administrator for over 20 years. Prior to becoming an administrator, Mark was the Western States Director of Food Services for one of the largest nursing home and assisted living companies in the country. Mark currently serves as Chair of the Colorado Health Care Association, is a past Board Member of the Colorado Culture Change Coalition and a former appointee of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Informal Dispute Resolution Committee. Mark holds a Bachelors degree in Organizational Management and has formal culinary arts training from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Mark has been a frequent speaker to many groups such as the American Health Care Association, the Colorado Health Care Association, the Colorado Dietary Manager’s Association and the Colorado Culture Change Coalition. His speaking topics have varied from culinary systems in long term care to operations management and culture change and resident centered care practices.
Executive Director Skilled Nursing
Sara has been a Nursing Home Administrator for Colavria Hospitality since July of 2009. She has worked in long term care for over 20 years and practicing as a licensed administrator since 2004. Beginning as the Director of Social Services at Springfield Rehab and Health Care Center in Springfield, MO, she then became a resident family coordinator at a small Alzheimer’s center in Colorado Springs, where she completed her Administrator in Training program. Sara later served as administrator of operations and then as the nursing home administrator at a large long-term care community in Thornton, CO. During her time with Colavria, Sara has focused on revenue growth, operational excellence, culture change, and resident and staff satisfaction with stellar results. In 2011, Sara received the Administrator of the Year award from American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (ANNAC), a nationally recognized organization dedicated to supporting long-term care nurses and professionals who provide quality care for nursing home residents across the nation. Sara has also published four articles in pertaining to Culture Change in long term care, MDS and reducing alarms in long term care. Sara currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Colorado Choice Transition Board, The Board of Nursing Home Examiners, as well as on the Board of Colorado Heath Care Association.
Director Of Nursing and Health Services
A true Colorado native, Danny is truly a product of this community. After being schooled locally, with undergraduate work in business and philosophy, he began a successful career in the world of finance. After a decade of experience, he felt drawn to serve his community in a more direct way, and returned to school, receiving his degree in nursing, and began his career in geriatric care. With nearly a decade of service to the geriatric community, Danny brings a zeal for his role as an advocate for the community he serves. He is active with the Colorado Health Care Association (CHCA), serving on both the QIL (Quality Initiatives and Leadership) committee, as well as the Nurse Executive Council. He also contributed recently to the publication ‘Guidelines for Reducing the Use of Antipsychotic Medications in Nursing Homes’. Danny has also been a driving force in culture change at the communities he has been involved with. With nearly six years’ experience with Colavria Hospitality (The Gardens on Quail’s parent company), he looks forward to bringing a breath of fresh air in to the community and helping it along the way to being the very best home away from home for our rehabilitation and long term care guests. In his free time, Danny enjoys spending time with his family and enjoying all that this wonderful state has to offer. You will find him enjoying the powder, climbing our mountains or volunteering in the community in the rare event that you find his door closed but, if it is open, please stop by and say hello!
Wellness Director for Assisted Living and Memory Care
Beverly served as Health Services Director in various specialized senior communities. She has a diverse nursing background in both the United States as well as internationally and has pursued post graduate studies in International Nursing in United Kingdom. Her passion in working with the elderly started when her mom passed away at the age of 64 from brain cancer. From them on, she only wanted to be with this vulnerable resident who needs her care and compassion.