Health care organization names IT director

Derek Biddle
Derek Biddle

Derek Biddle has joined the Family Health West health care organization in Fruita as information technology director.

Biddle brings to his new duties 18 years of experience as a lead information technology engineer. He holds a degree from Colorado Mesa University in computer science and business.

“We are thrilled to have Derek overseeing IT for Family Health West,” said Mark Francis, president and chief executive officer of Family Health West. “He has demonstrated his expertise and ability to advance how we communicate both internally and externally in order to provide exceptional care for our patients and their families.”

Biddle said he’s pleased to join the organization. “It’s been unbelievable,” he said. “Family Health West is truly a family oriented organization, and I could be in a better situation.”

Family Health West operates a hospital, skilled-care and assisted living facilities and outpatient clinics. For more information, call 858-3900 or visit the Web site at