Family Health West announces board officer and members

Dustin Wells
Jerry Hamilton
Jennifer Landini
Paul Burdett
Ken Palmer

Dustin Wells, Jennifer Landini and Paul Burdett have been elected officers of the Family Health West Board of Trustees. Ken Palmer and Jerry Hamilton return to the board.

Wells was elected board chairman. He serves as president of the Grand Valley Bank branch in Fruita. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

A fourth-generation native of Fruita, Wells said Family Health West has cared for his family for decades. “We are truly lucky to have such a broad spectrum of health care facilities all right here in Fruita,” he said. “I look forward to ensuring it remains an integral part of our community for generations to come.”

Landini was elected vice chair of the board. She serves as regional president for the Bank of the San Juans, overseeing branches in the Grand Valley as well as Craig, Oak Creek,  Meeker, Rangely and Steamboat Springs.

Landini said her husband’s grandfather helped haul bricks to build the original hospital back in the 1940s. “I am so honored and grateful to be part of the Family Health West organization and its long-standing roots,” she said

Burdgett was elected treasurer. He serves as vice president of operations of Mays Concrete. He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental geology from CMU and a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Colorado.

Burdgett said his grandfather’s construction company came from Arizona to build the original Family Health West nursing home. “Family Health West has always been a part of my life,” he said.

Palmer, a certified public accountant, owns Palmer, Brady & Co. as well as Quantum Business Valuations and Keystone Cost Segregations.

Hamilton has worked for Home Loan Insurance and Home Loan State Bank since 1998.

Family Health West operates the Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical Center in Fruita as well as provides a range of health care services through other practices and facilities. For more information, call 858-3900 or visit