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Thanks for working here this week: Joe Konkel, CCH Security Officer

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Thanks for working here this week: Joe Konkel, CCH Security Officer

Campbell County Health is proud of its employees, and we want the CCH family and the Campbell County community to know about the good work that they do for this organization.

Meet Joe Konkel, CHSO, CAHSO, a CCH Security Officer at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, Wyoming. Joe has some college under his belt, as well as certifications in Safety and Healthcare Security. He’s been in health care security for nearly two years, and one of those years has been at CCH.

“Healthcare Security has a unique set of challenges that most people don’t understand exist,” says Joe. “I may be conducting a safety survey one moment, and the next find myself in a struggle with a violent patient. I have a background in corrections, and this stands completely on its own from that. This job requires much more patience, whether it be dealing with an out of control patient, or an employee who is mad because I wrote them a parking ticket.”

When Joe isn’t working, he likes to spend time with his family. “I have a wife and three kids. I also like to play music (play drums) in a heavy metal band, take time enjoying the outdoors and shooting. Currently, I’m also working with another officer in the department right now to build a project so as long as the weather holds, we will be working on an immense and elaborate deck,” he says.

We asked Joe what he likes most about working for CCH, and what excellence every day means to him. Check out his response:

“I really enjoy that even with some negative interactions, we are truly helping people. Whether it is having a non-clinical conversation with a suicidal patient, or pushing a grandma to her car in a wheelchair, it is nice to know we are helping.

In Security, it is a new experience every day—no two days are the same. There is very little monotony in the Security Department. I also appreciate the team I work with both in Security and in Behavioral Health Services where I am most often posted.

Excellence every day means that you are able to give your best every day no matter what the situation may be.”

Thank you, Joe, for keeping our employees and patients safe. We appreciate you.

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  • Category: Behavioral Health Services, CCH News, CCMH News, Employee Recognition