Family Health West adds to nursing and women’s care staff

Sarah Gilbert
Sarah Gilbert

Shauna Blair

Shauna Blair

Sarah Gilbert has joined Family  Health West in Fruita as director of nursing in the adult extended-care facility.

In addition, Shauna Blair has joined the women’s health care team at Family Health West.

Gilbert brings to her new duties nearly 15 years of experience in working with older patients as well as clinical experience in intensive care, obstetrics and surgery. She holds an associate’s degree in nursing.

Blair is a registered mammography technologist and certified breast patient navigator in imaging and cancer care. She brings to her duties more than 25 years of experience as a mammography technologist and three years of experience as the first certified breast patient navigator on the Western Slope. As a navigator, Blair discusses with patients various options when a breast procedure is recommended and acts as a liaison for patients for appointments and surgeries.

Blair holds an associate’s degree from the radiology program at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. She served as president of the Colorado Mammography Society.

Family Health West operates a hospital, outpatient care centers and assisted- and skilled-care living centers. For more information, call 858-2104 or visit the website at www.familyhealthwest.org.