West Valley Medical Center CEO Betsy Hunsicker is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Demke as the new chief operating officer (COO). Jason comes to West Valley from Johnston-Willis Hospital, a 300-bed campus of Chippenham/Johnston-Willis (CJW) Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia where he was the Vice President of Operations. CJW, with 2 campuses and nearly 800 total beds, is owned and operated by West Valley’s parent company, HCA Healthcare.

“Jason’s experience in a complex, large market will serve us well here at West Valley. He has a wealth of experience in coordinating clinical expansions as well as construction projects that lend to the growth of hospitals and enhance patient satisfaction,” said Betsy Hunsicker, chief executive officer at West Valley Medical Center.

“I am thrilled to be joining a seasoned team in a community that embodies caring like family. From the time I arrived, I have seen that our caregivers are personally committed to the mission of West Valley Medical Center to care for and improve human lives. There’s a lot of excitement and energy in the growing Treasure Valley and I look forward to being a part of it," said Jason Demke, chief operating officer at West Valley Medical Center.

Jason is a graduate of Brigham Young University. After working at Intermountain Healthcare in Utah, he completed his Masters in Healthcare Administration at the University of Minnesota. As COO at West Valley, Jason will have responsibility for hospital operations, emergency management and construction projects. He will also be actively involved in growth initiatives. Jason is joined by his wife and three children who are looking forward to all that Idaho has to offer.