Family Health West honors retired lab director

Phyllis K. Pool has earned an award recognizing her contributions to Family Health West in Fruita.

Pool, who recently retired as laboratory director after working 35 years at Family Health West, received the Ruth B. Wyper Award. The award is presented annually to an individual or group that has benefited the well-being and mission of the health care organization.

“We can’t say enough about Phyllis. She has been such a model for this organization,” said Dennis Ficklin, president and chief executive officer of Family Health West.

Errol Snider, chief operating officer at Family Health West said, “We were so fortunate to have Phyllis as part of our family. She set the bar high and we are grateful for her service.”

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