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Gillette-Campbell County, WY Health & Wellness

Residents have access to a wealth of health care options

By Kevin Litwin on April 29, 2015

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The doctors will see you now — at many top medical facilities located throughout Campbell County.

Campbell County Health

Campbell County Health underwent a name change in 2014. What had long been Campbell County Memorial Hospital has become Campbell County Health.

“We are much more than the hospital, including a long-term care facility, 16 medical clinics, a home health and hospice department, a medical equipment department, and more,” says Karen Clarke, Campbell County Health community relations manager. “For awhile, it was awkward listing everything as ‘the hospital,’ so the new name represents a whole system of care we provide, literally from birth to death and everything in between. The name also emphasizes helping to keep our community healthy, not just taking care of people when they’re sick.”

Besides the name change, CCH is constructing a $39 million nursing home on South Douglas Hwy., about 1.5 miles from the hospital campus. The 152-bed facility will open in early 2016 as The Legacy Living & Rehabilitation Center.

“Our current long-term care facility opened in the mid-1960s and will be vacated once the new center opens,” Clarke says. “No decision has been made on what will happen to the vacated building, but we might use it for storage or move some clerical departments there.”

In other hospital news, Campbell County Health opened a cardiac catheterization lab in June 2014 and added two full-time cardiologists. In February 2015, CCH completed an expansion of the hospital’s radiology department.

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Specialists

The Campbell County community has several specialty clinics available to residents, including the Center for Surgical Excellence, North Platte Physical Therapy Services and Rehab Solutions. The Center for Surgical Excellence provides several outpatient surgery procedures in a comfortable setting and at reasonable costs, while North Platte Physical Therapy Services offers treatment for ailments such as back pain, wound care, women’s health issues, neurological rehabilitation and pediatric therapy. At Rehab Solutions, the staff provides treatment for issues pertaining to spine and joint discomfort, pre-op and post-operative orthopedics, vertigo and vestibular rehabilitation, and women’s health.

Optometry and Dentistry

For Campbell County residents seeking vision care, Gillette Optometric Clinic, which has been in business since 1969, can diagnose and treat a range of eye diseases, conditions, and problems using the most advanced technology and eye care products. For dental needs in the community, Powder River Dental offers traditional treatments along with cosmetic procedures like bleaching, porcelain veneers and Invisalign orthodontics. Meanwhile, Dr. Daniel Morrison oversees Gillette Dental Group and offers services such as implant dentistry, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, and periodontal therapy.

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