Campbell County Health is proud of its employees, and we want the CCH family
and the Campbell County community to know about the good work that they
do for this organization.
Allow us to introduce Burton Hayden, a Paramedic with CCH
Emergency Medical Services. Burton has worked for CCH off and on for four years (but has working
in health care for 15) and is currently a Charge Medic on the team, meaning
he has supervisory roles when he’s on shift. For those who don’t
know, at CCH in Gillette and Wright, a typical EMS pro works 24 hours
at a time, and is assigned to a shift—A through D, and there are
six people on each shift. These providers work a 24-hour long shift, have
24 hours off, and then work another 24-hour shift. Hopefully, they will
then have five consecutive days off—if they don’t pick up
any other shifts or work a special event. While they’re working,
it’s not unusual for CCH EMS pros to average from seven to 10 calls
per day—with an average of 3,500 calls per year in Campbell County, Wyoming.
Burton has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Paramedicine. He is
also a National Registered Paramedic, Critical Care Paramedic, and Certified
Flight Paramedic. Burton was inspired to work in health care when he took
some EMT courses to be a firefighter. “I fell in love with patient
care and the opportunity make a difference in a patient’s medical
outcome in the pre-hospital setting,” he says. In fact, Burton is
interesting in doing more for patients, which is why he’s currently
Excelsior’s Nursing Program.
Burton was nominated for this post by
Dr. Scott Diering, who is board certified in Emergency Medicine and worked at the Campbell
County Memorial Hospital
Emergency Department. Dr. Diering had this to say about Burton: “Medic Burt Hayden spent
hours preparing a detailed analysis of multiple different medications,
in the first step to having approval for these drugs to be administered
in the field by our EMS team. His detailed documentation has benefited
everyone involved in the approval process, as well as his fellow medics,
and all the citizens for whom we care. Many thanks, Burt!”
Burton calls Paul Stepanuik, the Henderson Fire Department EMS Chief, his
health care hero. “Paul was my Preceptor during my Paramedic program.
He challenged me to be not only the best paramedic I could but also make
my fellow providers around me better as well and I have strived to do
that,” he says. Burton’s favorite quote is by Lou Holtz, and
it’s something he uses to ensure he provides great patient care:
“ABILITY determines what you are capable of doing. MOTIVATION determines
what you do. ATTITUDE determines how well you do it.”
When he’s not a work, Burton says he enjoys doing anything he possibly
can with his family. “From watching Emma, my beautiful ballerina
dance with my wife (Amanda), to throwing the football with future NFL
quarterback, Dylan,” he says.
We asked Burton what he likes most about working at CCH, and what excellence
every day means to him. Check out his response:
“I like the professional atmosphere and hunger that many of the employees
have to get better every day. It is very easy to come to a job that you
love and have the opportunity make a dramatic difference in patient or
families life. Because CCH supports individual and departmental growth,
the field training program that I initiated that been applied to not only
EMS, but the entire hospital.
Excellence every day means representing yourself, your department, and
your employer in a positive way each by providing exceptional customer
service to a patient or family member of a patient, and ensuring that
they know they are receiving the best care possible.”
Burton, thanks for your dedication and hard work to help EMS provide the
best possible care to our community. We are proud to have you on our team.
Is there a CCH employee who went the extra mile or shows you extraordinary
service? Give them a pat on the back by completing an
Excellence Every Day card.