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Stallings accepts CEO role at Washakie Medical Center

Jay Stallings, CEO  

WORLAND, WY (June 24, 2014) –Washakie Medical Center interim CEO Jay Stallings is staying put as the hospital’s top leader.

Stallings announced Tuesday to employees and board members that he will retain the role and remain in Worland.

Stallings came to Worland on April 28 from Mesa, AZ, where he served as associate administrator at Banner Desert Medical Center/Cardon Children’s Medical Center since 2003. He also has experience as an adjunct faculty member and executive in residence with the University of Arizona, Eller College of Management, the Rural/Metro/Southwest Ambulance, Arizona Region and Tucson Medical Center/Health Partners of Southern Arizona.

“The people in our medical center have a lot of energy and we’re moving in an exciting direction,” Stallings said. “With the county’s desire to renew the lease agreement with Banner, we are on track to provide excellent patient care for the citizens and families in our community, while also enhancing and expanding our patient care areas through new construction and remodel.”

“I have enjoyed connecting with this close-knit group of employees, physicians and the community here,” Stallings said. “This is a special place and I’m pleased to become a part of it.”

Banner Health Western Region President Jim Ferando said Stallings has been a good fit for Washakie Medical Center. “The employees have built up great respect for Jay’s leadership during his short time in Worland,” Ferando said.

Jay is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a degree in German and Political science. He also received a master’s degree in business/leadership from Grand Canyon University. He is a native of southeast Idaho, born in the Snake River Valley community of Rexburg and lived the majority of his youth near Idaho Falls. He worked agriculture throughout his early years in potatoes, alfalfa, grain and sugar beets. In his teens he worked the harvests, moved irrigation pipe and held summer jobs in the sugar factory and in livestock operations. While in college, Jay spent a summer digging and forming concrete irrigation ditches near Worland and Greybull, which was his first experience in the Big Horn Basin.

Washakie Medical Center is a county-owned hospital in Worland, WY, operated by Banner Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care systems with 25 hospitals in seven states. The hospital offers expanding technology to meet the needs of the Big Horn Basin residents. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/Washakie.

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