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Katie Houmes, MD

About Katie

Drs. Stephen and Katie Houmes met in their second year of medical school at the University of Washington. Both received their medical degrees from the University of Washington and completed their respective residencies at the University of Arizona in Tucson. They participated in the WWAMI program, which provides educational opportunities for students from states like Wyoming that don’t have medical schools.

Katie is from Star Valley, Wyoming and always wanted to come back to practice in her home state. They were very impressed by the Campbell County Health's welcoming and friendly community and their dedication to up-to-date and best practice patient care. They choose Gillette over several other places throughout Wyoming and are ecstatic to be joining the hospital. Their medical school provided good training on how to involve patients in decisions about their care and the importance of a team approach, philosophies that they’ll bring with them to CCH.

Both Steve and Katie enjoy biking, hiking and skiing and have had the opportunity to visit the Bighorns several times while waiting for their belongings to arrive from Arizona.

The CCH hospitalist program was created in 2008 to provide patients with immediate, round-the-clock access to a healthcare provider who works exclusively in the hospital. Instead of specializing in caring for a specific disease such as a cardiologist or oncologist does, a hospitalist is trained to take care of you during your entire hospital stay. Hospitalists work closely with other key people in the hospital, such as nurses, pharmacists, discharge planners and clergy.

  • Hospitalist medicine is the fastest growing medical specialty in the U.S.
  • CCH has 11 hospitalists who care for both adult and pediatric patients.
  • Today – there are over 52,000 practicing hospitalists.

How does the hospitalist know about me?
The hospitalist uses the medical record to review your medical history. They can also communicate with your primary care physician or clinic to request any information they feel is important in taking care of you while in the hospital.

What happens if I need a specialist?
Because hospitalists are available 24/7 and they know every specialist and department in the hospital, they will be sure to get you the specialized care you need.

What happens after I am discharged?
Patients return to their established primary care provider for follow-up care. If you do not have a primary care provider, we can help you find one.

Affiliations Campbell County Memorial Hospital
  • Residency
  • Family Medicine Residency University of Arizona South Campus

  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine University of Washington School of Medicine

  • College
  • Bachelor of Science, Human Biology Chadron State College