Campbell County Health, like all health systems and hospitals, works closely
with their medical staff to provide quality care for patients. Physicians
and Advanced Care Professionals diagnose and treat illness and injury,
and hospitals and healthcare systems provide the facilities, equipment
and supplies, and staff to care for patients.
The medical staff at Campbell County Health operates under a written set
of bylaws, rules and regulations and policies as part of their organizational
structure. Medical staff members serve on numerous committees, and elect
a Chief of Staff every two years. The Chief of Staff is the head of the
medical staff, responsible for providing leadership and guidance to the
medical staff and promoting effective communication between the medical
staff, hospital administration and
Board of Trustees.
The Chief of Staff must be an active member of the medical staff and receives
training for their role in both medical staff leadership and medical administrative
activities prior to assuming their term. Though the position requires
a commitment of eight-10 hours per week, the Chief of Staff continues
to practice medicine during their term.
Dr. Jennifer Thomas assumed her role as Chief of Staff in January 2017, and will continue
to see patients in her Family Medicine practice.