Fruita (September 1, 2016) – Jesse Wells, RN, BSN, was recently named Director of Inpatient Services with Colorado Canyons Hospital & Medical Center at Family Health West in Fruita. Jesse has more than 14 years’ experience in healthcare providing compassionate and holistic care to patients of various ages and medical conditions.
Most recently, Jesse has been working at the Colorado Canyons Hospital & Medical Center’s Outpatient Procedure Center with Dr. Kenneth Lewis in pain management, as well as providing inpatient, operating room, and emergency department care. Jesse got his start in medicine as a CNA before working on the Telemetry Unit, which included ICU/CCU critical care areas. He has more than nine years of experience in the Cardiac Cath Lab, seven of which he spent as a charge nurse working closely with administration. Following that, he was involved with hospital administration as a CRS Educator, committee chair for chest pain center accreditation, worked on policy development, and achieved his own Chest Pain Certification.
“I see so much opportunity for Family Health West to grow and provide a service of excellence to its patients and community like no other,” said Jesse. “A family-based value of care says so much to our patients. It allows us to see the patient before we see ourselves.”
Jesse believes in taking the initiative to invest both professionally and personally in the team and in his patients to create a positive environment that fosters growth of the caregivers and patient outcomes.
“Jesse Wells has such enthusiasm for his job and the Family Health West organization as a whole,” said Family Health West President and CEO, Mark J. Francis. “His dedication to patients and staff alike fosters a healthcare environment that can flourish.”
Jesse graduated from Colorado Mesa University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.
Outside of work, Jesse spends time snow shoeing, snowboarding, biking, woodworking, and taking in all Colorado has to offer with his wife Klover, daughter, and dogs. He enjoys home construction and renovation, particularly the overwhelming joy of getting to run heavy equipment.