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New surgery director focuses on quality patient care

New surgery director focuses on quality patient care

New Surgery Director Dale Larson says that Gillette, Wyoming feels like home.

Though Dale’s last job was in El Paso, Texas, he grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where the climate (and latitude) isn’t too much different from Gillette, and there are many transplanted Midwesterners. A fun fact about Dale is that he and his brother hold three season tickets to the Green Bay Packers, and he is actually a team owner—along with more than 75,000 other fans.

Dale has been a registered nurse for 33 years, starting as a diploma nurse, then earning both his Bachelor’s and Master’s in nursing. He began his career in orthopedics, even caring for some of the Packers’ players during the 1980’s. He’s also worked in the Intensive Care Unit and in an open heart unit. When Dale became a charge nurse in the early 1990’s he got interested in leadership and wanted to make a positive influence in his field.

Dale says it was Campbell County Health’s focus on the patient that drew him to the opportunity here in the Surgical Services Department at Campbell County Memorial Hospital. His goal is to help make CCMH the surgical facility of choice for patients, physicians and employees.

On a personal note, Dale and his wife Cindy have three children. Dale proudly states that they are “…all college graduates with jobs.” Cindy is retired and spends about six months of the year at the couple’s cabin in Door County, Wis.

When he’s not working, Dale enjoys walking, and he has been a ham radio operator for many years. He is interested in seeing how his hobby can benefit emergency communications in the community.

Please join us as we welcome Dale to Gillette, and to CCH.