Holly Hink never expected to be a patient at Campbell County Health only six weeks
after moving to Gillette, Wyoming from Little Rock, Arkansas.
The new pediatric nurse practitioner at the Campbell County Medical Group
Kid Clinic first thought her chest discomfort came from exercising at a higher altitude
than she was used to. But when the pain continued even at rest and was
accompanied by fatigue, she knew something else was wrong.
She first saw CCMG
Family Medicine specialist
Dr. Erica Rinker, who ordered some diagnostic tests during her appointment. Holly went to the
Emergency Department at Campbell County Memorial Hospital a few days later when her symptoms
suddenly got much worse. After some other tests done specifically for
her heart, and with the help of
Dr. Nathan Tracey, she got an appointment to see
Dr. Sairav Shah in CCMG
To make a long story short, Holly spent a weekend in the CCMH
Intensive Care Unit under the care of CCH hospitalist
Dr. Judy Boyle. Dr. Shah quickly diagnosed her problem, called
endothelial dysfunction. He explained it to Holly and her husband like this: it’s like a
FedEx truck trying to deliver a package, but the door is closed and the
package cannot be delivered. Medications allow the door to be opened and
the package to get delivered.
Holly is now under Dr. Shah’s care, back to work and doing well.
“I wanted to tell people my story because I believe the Lord led
us to Gillette for a reason,” said Holly. “I’ve worked
in many places in larger cities, and the expertise and specialists here
are amazing. You don’t have to live in a big city to get great care.”
Holly noticed that staff in every department introduced themselves and
explained what was going to happen to her. CCH uses an acronym called
AIDET to make sure the patient is acknowledged, staff introduce themselves,
explain the test or procedure and how long it is going to take, and say
thank you--every single time they provide a service.
“This was not something I was used to where I came from,” says
Holly. “You feel genuinely cared for as an individual.”
Holly touched almost every part of Campbell County Health, and she doesn’t
want to leave anyone out because everyone she encountered had a part in
her care, even if they’re not mentioned here.
“I was really ill and really scared,” said Holly. “I
am so proud to be a member of this team and do my part to make my patients
feel the same care and concern that I did”.
Sairav Shah, MD, FACC, practices at Campbell County Medical Group
Cardiology, which is part of CCH’s robust Cardiovascular Services program.
Our highly skilled, board certified cardiologists at the Cardiology clinic
are here at all times to care for patients and our
cardiac cath lab allows us to provide care quickly during an emergency. And, we can help
get you back to your daily routine after a heart incident with our
Cardiac Rehabilitation program. Dr. Shah and
Dr. Nicholas Stamato, FACC, use these and other tools to diagnose and treat heart problems
as the first cardiologists living and working in Gillette, Wyoming. The
cardiac care team includes our physicians, registered nurses in the Clinic,
as well as a team of registered nurses and technicians in the Cardiac
Cath Lab and Cardiac Rehabilitation. Learn more at
Erica Rinker, MD, and Nathan Tracey, MD, work at Campbell County Medical Group
Family Medicine in the
Main Clinic on the south side of Campbell County Memorial Hospital. The Family Medicine
clinic offers healthcare for people of all ages in Gillette, Wyoming.
Call 307.688.3636 for an appointment. Learn more at
Holly Hink, APRN, practices at the Campbell County Medical Group
Kid Clinic, a school-based pediatric clinic offering medical care for Campbell County,
Wyoming students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and their siblings’
ages 2 weeks and up; and counseling services for children 4 years to 21
years. It is located at 800 Butler Spaeth Rd., across from St. Matthew’s
Catholic Church in Gillette, Wyoming. The Kid Clinic is open Monday-Friday
from 8 am-5 pm. For more information, call 307-688-8700 or visit
www.cchwyo.org/kidclinic. The Kid Clinic is a collaborative effort between Campbell County Health and
Campbell County School District.