Family physician joins HopeWest

Dr. Denise Burnett

Dr. Denise Burnett has joined HopeWest in Grand Junction as a hospice and palliative medicine physician.

Burnett brings to her duties more than 23 years of experience in family medicine, long-term care and hospice care. She’s certified as a hospice medical director.

“I’m excited to welcome Dr. Burnett to our organization. Her clinical experience and passion for
hospice will make her an excellent addition to our organization,” said Christy Whitney Borchard, president and chief executive officer of HopeWest.

Burnett received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada, and completed a rural family medicine residency program with the university. She relocated to Georgia in 1996 and spent 12 years in private practice and five years as a full-time member of the faculty at the Floyd Family Medicine Residency Program.

She’s certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and was named a fellow by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

HopeWest operates an in-patient hospice center in Grand Junction and also provides hospice, palliative care and grief support services in five Western Colorado counties. For additional information, call 241-2212 or visit