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Family Health West Names Hospital to Reflect Expansion and Commitment

Fruita, CO (September 18, 2014) – Family Health West is pleased to announce Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical Center as the new name of their hospital in Fruita. “The new name reflects both the past and the future,” explains Family Health West President and CEO, Mark J. Francis. “Over a half-century ago, we began a legacy of serving lower valley families with quality home-town care. We have continued that legacy by expanding to meet the growing healthcare needs of our community. As we look toward the future and plan for more growth, we have developed a brand new name and a culture of caring you’ll find nowhere else.”

Family Health West began as a 10-bed rural 501(c)(3) hospital in 1946.  It has grown to include a hospital that includes laboratory, radiology, emergency department, and surgery; outpatient procedure center; pain management; assisted living facilities; a nursing home to include Alzheimer’s care and skilled nursing; pediatric rehabilitation; wound care center; rehabilitation therapy center; an imaging center; coagulation clinic; arthritis center; plastic surgery center; women’s health care; and podiatry.  In addition to adding podiatry and women’s health care in the last year alone, the organization will be building on to the existing hospital and providing healthcare services on Orchard Mesa, “Family Health West is a trusted name in this Valley,” said Francis. “It is the foundation for the variety of services we now provide and ensures that no matter what you or your loved ones need in terms of health care, we will be there to catch you when you fall.”