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Washakie Medical Center pair takes leadership role


WORLAND, WY (March 24, 2014) – Two members of Washakie Medical Center’s leadership team will take over CEO responsibilities for the hospital from interim Chief Executive Officer Roger Pomeroy.

Pomeroy announced Friday that he is stepping aside from the role to focus on needs in the Rehabilitation Services Department and to address personal health concerns.

Banner Health had named Pomeroy the interim CEO in January after former CEO Margie Molitor resigned.

“I’d like to personally thank Roger for his leadership in this role and his commitment to helping ensure that best patient care is delivered to our Rehabilitation Services patients during that department’s time of transition,” said Jim Ferando, Banner Health Western Region president.

Jennifer McMillan, Chief Financial Officer, and Leissa Wright, Chief Human Resources Officer, will share various responsibilities with an emphasis on recruiting physicians to the community and continuing discussions with Washakie County regarding the future of Washakie Medical Center. Both McMillan and Wright have been heavily involved with projects currently underway at the hospital and will continue to move these forward.

McMillan has been in her current role for five years and with Washakie Medical Center for 15 years.

Wright joined Washakie Medical Center’s leadership team in January. She brings more than 25 years of human resources expertise to the role.

Pomeroy, who has worked at Banner Health for 14 years, moved to Worland in 2007 to lead the hospital’s Rehabilitation Services Department. Recently, the hospital closed Banner First Choice Rehabilitation due to a change in the lease and consolidated all therapy services into one location at the hospital.

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 24 hospitals in seven states. The hospital offers expanding technology to meet the needs of the Big Horn Basin residents. For more information, visit

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