Family Health West announces 2 new managers on staff
Submitted by Family Health West
Family Health West welcomes Daniel Vorse as the new hospital respiratory therapist manager and John Silva as the new hospital laboratory manager. Dan completed the Respiratory Therapy Program at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington. With 30 years in respiratory therapy acute care medicine, he has worked in 28-400 bed hospitals in Washington, Oregon, and the last 13 years in Colorado. Dan says, “As Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes ‘A friend is the hope of the heart.’ This quote sums up small community hospitals. The community is our friend and a small community hospital will treat that community with respect, honor, and compassion. It’s great getting back to a similar hospital like where I started 30 years ago at Mark E. Reed in Washington.”
“We are excited to be able to provide respiratory therapy and are fortunate to have Dan leading the way,” said Mark J. Francis, Family Health West President and CEO, “Dan not only has extensive experience, but shows enthusiasm and dedication to what he does. We are fortunate to have him as part of our team.”
Dan and his family moved to Grand Junction in 1999. His eldest son Joshua will be attending Colorado Mesa University this fall and his son Matthew will be entering his senior year of high school.
When Dan isn’t working, he enjoys hunting, hiking, climbing, camping and most recently, attending Grand Junction Rockies Baseball games.
Family Health West is also proud to welcome John Silva as the new hospital laboratory manager. Originally from Trinidad, Colo., John attended New Mexico State University obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. He went on to become a Medical Technologist and Phlebotomist. He has over ten years of experience and is excited about his new position at Family Health West, “I look forward to growing the organization and providing excellent service to the community,” said John.
“We are fortunate to have John as part of our team,” said Francis, “John possesses outstanding leadership skills and comes to us with extensive experience that will benefit the staff and patients.”
When John isn’t working, he enjoys photography and hiking.
Family Health West is an expanding, nonprofit, healthcare organization that provides a hospital that includes laboratory, radiology, urgent care, emergency department, and surgery; outpatient procedure center; assisted living facilities; a nursing home to include Alzheimer’s care and skilled nursing; rehabilitation therapy center; and an imaging center. For more information, please call (970) 858-2104 or visit www.familyhealthwest.org.