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  • MHSC laboratory has new director

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Jul 27, 2023

    Aimee Urbin has been promoted to Director of Medical Laboratory Services at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Urbin first began working for MHSC as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in 2018. She later worked as its Point-of-Care Coordinator. Most recently, she served as Assistant Director under Laboratory Director Mary Fischer for more than a year. "I am very grateful to have served our hospital, community, and our patients as Director of Laboratory Services," said Fischer, who plans to... Full story

  • Hospital welcomes new board member

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Jul 27, 2023

    Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County's Board of Trustees welcomed its newest board member, Craig Rood, at the beginning of July. Rood, a Wyoming native who has lived in Sweetwater County for more than 50 years, will fill the seat vacated by Ed Tardoni, a trustee of more than six years who retired from the board at the end of his term. Rood is the Director of Public Relations and Government Affairs for Project West, a greenfield trona mine and refinery. He has served with the Memorial Hospital... Full story

  • Hospital CFO is president-elect of state board

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Jul 13, 2023

    Maintaining a secure financial base for Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County is the No. 1 priority for MHSC Chief Financial Officer Tami Love. Giving her MHSC team, as well as other hospitals around the state, the tools to carry out that mission is important. The Wyoming Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (WHFMA) is one way to help achieve that goal. In fact, Love was elected in March as president-elect of the WHFMA and began her term with a Volunteer Leadership Meeting... Full story

  • Sweetwater Memorial awards three scholarships

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Jun 29, 2023

    Three Sweetwater County high school graduates are Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County scholarship recipients. Ashley Anderson, Benjamin Bae, and Shania Flores all received scholarships. Two of the scholarships were awarded by the MHSC General Medical staff. Bae, a Rock Springs High School graduate, and Flores, a Green River High School graduate, each received a $3,000 scholarship. The hospital contributes $1,500 and the medical staff contributes $1,500 to each scholarship. Anderson received a... Full story

  • Hospital welcomes new staff members

    Deb Sutton, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Marketing Director|Apr 20, 2023

    Hospital has new Emergency Management Coordinator Stevie Nosich is Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County's new Emergency Management Coordinator. Nosich, the hospital's environmental safety officer, accepted the additional responsibilities in February. She replaces David Beltran who recently retired. Tami Love, MHSC Chief Financial Officer, said Nosich is a perfect fit for the job. "Stevie has always gone above and beyond in all of her prior positions," Love said. "We are excited to have her ent... Full story

  • MHSC will award three college scholarships

    Deb Sutton, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Marketing Director and PIO|Jan 12, 2023

    The deadline is March 31 for Sweetwater County graduating seniors to apply for three Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County college scholarship opportunities. The purpose of all three scholarships is to provide financial assistance to students who choose to pursue post-secondary education within the healthcare field. Sweetwater Memorial’s General Medical staff will award one scholarship to a high school senior from Sweetwater County School District No. 1, and one scholarship to a high school student from Sweetwater County School District No. 2... Full story

  • Hospital elects 2023 officers

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Dec 15, 2022

    The Medical Staff of Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has elected new officers for the coming year. During a recent meeting, the medical staff elected to retain General Surgeon Brianne Crofts, MD, as president, and Hospitalist Alicia Gray, MD, as vice president. Anesthesiologist Steven Croft, MD, will serve as secretary/treasurer. The MHSC Medicine Department elected to retain Nephrologist Rahul Pawar, MD, as chairman, and Internal Medicine Israel Stewart, DO, as vice chairman. The MHSC... Full story

  • Avoid your T-Zone to avoid infection

    Deb Sutton, Communications Director Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County|Dec 8, 2022

    Imagine how great it would be if you or your family didn’t get sick from a respiratory infection. What infections are these you may ask? They include, for example, flu, flu-like illness, adeno virus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), common cold, conjunctivitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, Coxsackie virus, Streptococcus, Pneumoccous, tuberculosis, and more. Providers at the Specialty Clinics of Sweetwater Memorial, as well as the physicians in the emergency room and on the medical/surgical floor at M... Full story

  • Nurses honored by state organization

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Dec 1, 2022

    Four nurses with Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County were honored during the Wyoming Nursing Association's recent Nursing Summit and Convention "Guardians of Nursing: Protecting Patients, Protecting Ourselves." The 2022 WNA Nursing Award winners were announced during the September event in Casper. The WNA also was able to celebrate the 2020 and 2021 award winners in person. This year, MHSC Chief Nursing Officer Ann Clevenger, received the WNA 2022 Excellence in Leadership – Lighting the W... Full story

  • Dialysis Center has new director

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Nov 3, 2022

    The Sweetwater Dialysis Center's new director brings with him years of experience and a true love for what he does. Juan Rodriguez, a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, recently joined Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County's dialysis team. "Mr. Rodriguez brings with him years of dialysis experience and expertise in nursing, including management positions," said Chief Nursing Officer Ann Clevenger. "He is new to our area and we look forward to the continued growth and... Full story

  • New hospitalist joins Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County staff

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Oct 6, 2022

    A fourth hospitalist has joined the Hospital Medicine team at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Dr. Ahmad Bashirimoghaddam, D.O., joins hospitalist Dr. Alicia Gray, a Rock Springs native; hospitalist Dr. Greg Puchala, who began work at the hospital last fall; and pediatric hospitalist Dr. William Sarette. When patients are hospitalized, it likely is a hospitalist who will oversee the patient's care from admission to discharge. Hospitalists have experience in caring for a broad array of hea... Full story

  • New surgical services director at MHSC

    Deb Sutton, Marketing Director Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County|Aug 25, 2022

    A familiar face is now at the helm of the Surgical Services Department at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Registered Nurse Noreen Hove is the new Director of Surgical Services, a position she also held from 2009-14. Her team includes nurses, scrub techs, central sterile techs, and schedulers. "She is a great asset to the hospital," said Chief Nursing Officer Ann Clevenger. "She has experience as Director of Surgical Services at MHSC, and we are excited to welcome her back to that role.... Full story

  • Rock Springs physician assistant joins Internal Medicine Clinic

    Deb Sutton, Marketing Director Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County|Aug 25, 2022

    Shawn Rockey is now part of the team at the Internal Medicine Clinic of Sweetwater Memorial. Rockey, a certified physician assistant, is working with Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Israel Stewart, D.O., and is now taking appointments. Paula Bryant, a licensed practical nurse, has joined them. Until recently, Rockey worked as a certified physician assistant at Donaldson Medical Center since August 2019 and at Aspen Mountain Medical Center since March 2020. "Shawn brings experience in internal...

  • Hospital board trustees elected

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Jul 21, 2022

    A new slate of officers for the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Board of Trustees were elected July 6. Barbara Sowada was elected board president, a seat previously held by Taylor Jones. "Thank you to everybody," Sowada said. "I especially thank Taylor for the past three years as president. I know how he has donated a tremendous amount of time. There have been some serious things to come before the board; he makes it look so easy." Jones described the last three years as interesting and... Full story

  • 101-year-old won't let pandemic sideline her

    Deb Sutton, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County|Feb 17, 2021

    Dora Lopez stood near her husband at the clerk's window at the shipyards. Paying his union dues was one of several errands the couple tasked themselves with that day in Portland, Ore. She wasn't paying much attention until the union clerk spoke to her. "Are you working?" he asked Dora, who shook her head. "Do you want to work?" It was part of the United States War Production Co-Ordinating Committee's "We Can Do It" campaign. Rosie the Riveter would become the campaign's star. The union clerk tol...

  • A push for fewer COVID-19 cases

    Deb Sutton, Sweetwater Memorial Public Information Officer|Oct 28, 2020

    ROCK SPRINGS — Sweetwater County residents were doing something right. The number of positive COVID-19 cases were dropping and remaining at low levels for more than a month. With the number of positive cases on the rise again, many healthcare providers know how easy it is to become complacent and are encouraging residents to continue to take precautions. Physicians and providers at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County are no exception. They continue to look for ways to ensure the public knows how important it is to take the appropriate p...

  • Behind every ventilator is a respiratory therapist

    Deb Sutton, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County|May 20, 2020

    There are about 150,000 respiratory therapists in the United States, according to the American Association of Respiratory Care. If they're anything like those who are part of the 11-person team at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, they are well-trained. They have to be; COVID-19 is primarily a respiratory-related illness that impacts a person's ability to breathe. Respiratory therapists nationwide are in the thick of the outbreak, managing ventilators and assisting with intubations, said...

  • MHSC pregnancy clinic brings peace of mind

    Deb Sutton, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County|Mar 7, 2018

    Meagan Sheesley wants what most mothers want — happy, healthy children. Now in her second trimester, she also wants peace of mind. That can be difficult to obtain when your pregnancy is considered high risk. Tears came to her eyes Feb. 6 as she explained her previous pregnancies and medical history to Dr. Erin Clark, an OB/GYN at University of Utah Health who specializes in high-risk pregnancy. Sheesley is 22 weeks pregnant with her fourth daughter. She is a Type 1 diabetic, fully insulin dependent. She also is no stranger to preterm, h...