Family Health West is delighted to welcome Donna Neste as our new Administrator of Physician and Outpatient Services. Donna has been actively involved in the healthcare industry for over 25 years. She began her career as a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist, CNMT, RTR(N), with a focus on Nuclear Pharmacy and Nuclear Cardiology at Mayo Health Systems in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. In the late 1990’s, Donna transitioned from clinical care to project management and administration when she took on the role of Project Manager/Application Manager to lead the transition from an analog imaging department to a fully digital department at Mayo Health Systems. After a hiatus to raise (and chauffeur) her three children, Donna was fortunate enough to work as the Practice Administrator at Juniper Family Medicine in Grand Junction from 2011-2015. In addition to managing a busy primary care practice, the time at Juniper Family Medicine allowed her to work collaboratively with other organizations in the healthcare community on a variety of projects to improve communication and coordination of health care delivery in the Grand Valley. In November 2015, Donna joined the Mesa County Physicians IPA in the role of Clinical Program Coordinator where she worked collaboratively with physicians and practices to design, implement and evaluate quality improvement opportunities within the MCPIPA Clinically Integrated Network.
Donna holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care Administration and is currently enrolled in graduate studies at University of Denver in Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Leadership. Donna is very excited to join Family Health West and looks forward to being part of the organization’s growth and commitment to the community.