New Members Join the Board of Trustees
Employees who tune in to the monthly broadcasts of the CCMH Board of Trustees will see two new faces at the next meeting on December 13. Randy Hite and Mike Dugan were elected to the Board November 6, and took their oath of office on November 14, along with incumbent Trustee Joe Hallock, who was reelected.
Randy Hite is a Physical Therapist and a partner in Gillette Physical Therapy. He hopes to bring his healthcare background and experience in managing a successful healthcare business to the Board. He worked at CCMH for eight years before joining Gillette Physical Therapy, and feels he has a vested interest in the reputation of the hospital.
"I want to bring back customer satisfaction and employee morale," said Randy. "As healthcare professionals, we are there for the customer, not for ourselves. Sometimes it takes a lot for employees to always bring the best for the customer, but that's we what signed up for."
Mike Dugan is a loan officer at First National Bank of Gillette. He is excited about the opportunity to serve, and can't wait to experience his first Board meeting.
"I'm ready to dive right in," said Mike. "I believe that there can be some great times for the hospital going forward in the next handful of years."
When asked about the strategic direction for CCMH, both Hite and Dugan emphasized the importance of listening to employees and the medical staff.
"I was one of them (a CCMH employee)," said Randy. "I believe employees need a voice in such a big organization."
"Everyone should have input," said Mike. "We need to make sure we take care of what we have."
Relationships within the Board are also important to the two new members.
"There can be seven different ideas, all pros and cons," said Mike. "We need to be able to find a middle ground, shake hands at the end of the day and go back to work the next day."
"It's seven collective people on the Board," said Randy. "But when a decision is made they're not individuals."
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