Family Health West announces inpatient director, return of surgeon

Jennifer Tuning
Jennifer Tuning
Michael Huang
Michael Huang

Jennifer Tuning has joined Family Health West as the new inpatient director of the organization’s hospital in Fruita. In addition, Dr. Michael Huang has returned to offer his services as an orthopaedic surgeon.

“We are excited about Jenn joining our team,” said Lori Henderson, chief nursing officer of Family Health West. “She has the expertise, professionalism and dedication that is crucial to our inpatient department to thrive and grow.”

Tuning brings to her new duties experience in emergency, intensive, pediatric and primary care. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She’s worked in health care management since 2008 and is working on a master’s degree in health administration from Ohio University.

Huang will provide orthopaedic services monthly at the Family Health West Kokopelli Medical Plaza, located at 551 Kokopelli Blvd, Suite G.

“Dr. Huang was instrumental in establishing a level of patient care at Family Heath West that is second to none. We were saddened to see him head to the Front Range, but are thrilled to have him back at Family Health West providing his expertise,” said Mark Francis, president and chief executive officer of Family Health West.

Huang holds a medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and completed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. He’s published various studies and is a national speaker on a variety of orthopaedic topics.

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