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CEO Surgery Experience, Day Eight

CEO Surgery Experience, Day Eight

Editor's Note: What follows is a first-person account on a surgical procedure and rehabilitation that CEO Andy Fitzgerald is going through at Campbell County Health. He plans to post his account several times over the course of the next two weeks.

As the saying goes "no pain no gain", and in my case I guess that means I'm making great strides forward.

The last few days after starting rehab have been fairly uncomfortable but I feel like I'm still moving forward.

I was able to return to work for a few days this week, and it felt very good to be around my friends and colleagues once again.

So here are some of the things I've learned about being a patient at Campbell County Health, Powder River Surgery Center and CCMH Rehabilitation Services:

  1. Having surgery is never any fun but if I have to have surgery, having it at a CCMH facility will always be my first choice.
  2. Using our local physicians is always a good choice. Dr. Hans Kioschos and Dr. Nate Simpson of Powder River Orthopedics & Spine - A Campbell County Clinic, and Dr. Monica Morman, Campbell County Clinics, Orthopaedic Specialists, always provide great orthopedic and spine care. I wouldn't hesitate to use any one of them should I need surgery again.
  3. Using CCMH Rehabilitation Services has also been a good choice.

Fortunately we're in a position in Wyoming where we have health care choices we can make—should we stay with a local provider or facility, or should we travel to ones nearby. I know that there have been individuals who have gone out of Gillette for orthopedic care, as well as other kinds of care such as cancer or general surgery. A choice I truly do not understand, after I have received such great care locally.

For me and my family we will continue to choose local providers and our CCMH facilities. I hope you will join us.

Andy