Family Health West names health centers director

Wendy Deister
Wendy Deister

Wendy Deister has been promoted to director of the Family Health West health care centers in Fruita.

Deister oversees operations of the coagulation, pain management, plastic surgery, rheumatology and wound care centers on Kokopelli Blvd. A registered nurse, Deister also assists Dr. K.C. Lewis at the pain center and Drs. Jessica Mears and Sandra Hovath-Dori at the infusion center. Deister has worked for Family Health West since 2008.

“The skills that Wendy has developed over the past five years are valuable in helping Family Health West move forward with the many health care services provided at our Kokopelli centers,” said Mark Francis, chief executive officer of Family Health West.

Deister said she’s excited to be involved in the growth of the health care organization. “I feel that this organization has a commitment to community, and that is important to me.”

In addition to its health care centers, Family Health West operates a hospital and assisted and long-term care facilities. For more information, call 858-2104 or visit