Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado names new vice president of medical affairs

Dr. David West
Dr. David West

Dr. David West has joined Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado has vice president of medical affairs.

West will provide leadership to the hospice medical staff of nine full-time and part-time doctors.

“Dr. West is board certified in family medicine and is highly respected for his work as a family physician and as the leader of the St. Mary’s (Hospital) Family Residency Program from 2000 to 2008. He will be a tremendous addition to our team,” said Christy Whitney, president and chief executive officer of Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado.

West earned his medical degree from the University of California Los Angeles and completed a family residency practice at the University of Colorado. He recently published an article about the Mesa County health care system in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado serves patients and families in  in Delta, Mesa and Montrose counties. For more information about hospice, visit www.hospicewco.com.