Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Bryce Dougal had worked for
periods of time at CCH as a temporary nurse anesthetist since 2012, so
he was familiar with what the system and the community of Gillette had
to offer. Bryce worked as a registered nurse in several facilities in
his home state of Utah before completing his Master of Science program
in Nurse Anesthesia at
Mount Mary College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
He comes to Gillette from Price, Utah, where he practiced anesthesia for
seven years at
Castleview Hospital in addition to his locum tennens (temporary) assignments. Bryce Brings
a well-rounded knowledge of anesthesia skills and looks forward to improving
his skills while employed here at CCH.
Bryce and his wife Camillia have six children, ages 5-24. Foster daughter
Angelica is 7; McKenna is 15; Kimberly is 10; Isabella is 8; Alaina is
5 and their one son Daniel is 13. Bryce is a member of the Gillette Officiating
Association and enjoys officiating local high school basketball and football
games. He has coached baseball, basketball and football. He enjoys spending
time with the youth as well as being active with his hobbies including
sports and recreation, archery, firearms, riding his motorcycle, and spending
time with his family.
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) are advanced practice registered
nurses who administer approximately 40 million anesthetics to patients
in the United States each year. CRNAs are the primary providers of anesthesia
care in rural America, enabling healthcare facilities in medically underserved
areas to offer obstetrical, surgical, and trauma stabilization services.
When anesthesia is administered by a nurse anesthetist, it is recognized
as the practice of nursing; when administered by an anesthesiologist,
it is recognized as the practice of medicine. CRNAs and anesthesiologists
work together as a team at CCH to provide exceptional patient care in
Campbell County Memorial Hospital's
Surgical Services department and at the
Powder River Surgery Center.