Family Health West names emergency medical director

Dr. Joseph Kupets
Dr. Joseph Kupets

Family Health West in Fruita has named Dr. Joseph Kupets emergency medical director.

Kupets has worked for Family Health West as an emergency room physician since April 2011. He assumes his new role June 1.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Kupets in this new role,” said Mark Francis, president and chief executive officer of Family Health West. “He is well respected by his peers and provides outstanding care for our patients — exactly the kind of physician we want to lead the emergency department.”

Kupets holds a medical degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in family medicine at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver.

Family Health West operates a hospital, outpatient care centers and assisted and skilled-care living facilities. For more information, visit