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What does a hospital Chief of Staff do?

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What does a hospital Chief of Staff do?

Campbell County Health, like all health systems and hospitals, works closely with their medical staff to provide quality care for patients. Physicians and Advanced Care Professionals diagnose and treat illness and injury, and hospitals and healthcare systems provide the facilities, equipment and supplies, and staff to care for patients.

The medical staff at Campbell County Health operates under a written set of bylaws, rules and regulations and policies as part of their organizational structure. Medical staff members serve on numerous committees, and elect a Chief of Staff every two years. The Chief of Staff is the head of the medical staff, responsible for providing leadership and guidance to the medical staff and promoting effective communication between the medical staff, administration and Board of Trustees.

The Chief of Staff must be an active member of the medical staff and receives training for their role in both medical staff leadership and medical administrative activities prior to assuming their term. Though the position requires a commitment of eight-10 hours per week, the Chief of Staff continues to practice medicine during their term.

Dr. John Mansell is 2021 Chief of Staff

Dr. John Mansell began his term as Chief of the Medical Staff for Campbell County Health in January 2021.

Growing up in Alabama he studied bioelectrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Engineering IT, and returned to his home state to earn his medical degree at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He completed his anesthesiology residency at the Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans, achieving Board Certification in anesthesiology in 1992 and in pain medicine in 1994. He is double board certified in pain, with recognition by both the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine.

In addition to his active practice at the Wyoming Pain Institute, he also conducts research with the University of Wyoming with his company WyoBioTech and serves as President of the Wyoming Society of Anesthesiologists and on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Moving back to his wife Dona’s home state of Wyoming in 2011, they enjoy gardening, skiing and avoiding the wind.

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