Brigid Heckel, FNP has joined the Gunnison Valley Health Campus Health
Center at Western Colorado University. Heckel is an experienced and AANP
certified family nurse practitioner who has been a part of the health
system since 2019. This new role provides Heckel the opportunity to continue
offering quality health care in a new setting.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to utilize my skills and provide
care to the students of Western Colorado University,” Heckel said.
“I am committed to providing relationship-based care and empowering
each person to achieve their health goals.”
Heckel received her Associate of Applied Science (AAS-RN) from Colorado
Mesa University and her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Frontier
Nursing University. Throughout her nursing career Heckel has benefitted
from opportunities to hone her skills in a wide array of care settings.
Heckel is taking over the provider role at the Campus Health Center from
Eric Eaton, PA-C, who has transitioned into a full-time role at Gunnison
Valley Health’s Family Medicine Clinic.
Dr. Kenny Anderson, who acts as medical director for both clinics, said
that he is pleased with the skilled providers available in both locations.
“I believe that the Gunnison community continues to benefit from
the highly qualified and skilled providers at both the Family Medicine
Clinic and the WCU Campus Health Center,” Anderson said. “Having
this group of experienced providers who are able to collaborate and support
each other ensures that each patient is receiving the absolute best care
The Campus Health Center is located at 104 Tomichi Hall on the campus of
Western Colorado University. To learn more visit