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  • Hospital staff speak in support of CEO

    Sarah Pridgeon and Grace Moore|Jan 30, 2020

    Six employees of Crook County Medical Services District spoke in strong support of their CEO, Nathan Hough, at a meeting of the Board of Trustees on Thursday. The presentation, said Jamason Schmidt, Director of Operations, was to give insight into working life at the hospital as the contract with Health Management Services, through which Hough’s services are provided, reaches its expiration date. “We know you have a decision to make coming up in the future, so we just thought we’d love to come and share our thoughts and opinions,” said Schmidt....

  • CCMSD sourcing new ambulances

    Sarah Pridgeon and Grace Moore|Jan 30, 2020

    The latest move in the ongoing and often complicated discussion of Sundance’s ambulance service, Crook County Medical Services District is now sourcing new ambulances for the Sundance ambulance service, with the intention of leasing to buy. The concept would see the district pay for each new vehicle over four to five years and then trade that it in when it comes time to upgrade. “Ideally, so we don’t keep repeating history, where we have 20-year-old vehicles…we’d take a four or five year lease or purchase and, at the end of five years, it...