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Doug McMillan Named Quorum Health Resources CEO of the Year

Cody, Wyo.(Sept. 1, 2018) – Quorum Health Resources (QHR) recently announced their Hospital CEO of the Year award recipient is Doug McMillan, Chief Executive Officer of Cody Regional Health.

QHR has provided consulting, management and education resources to hospitals and health systems for four decades. QHR is the market leader in hospital management and serves more than 700 hospitals. As a consulting resource, QHR is consistently ranked among the top healthcare consulting firms in the nation, and the QHR Learning Institute reaches nearly 10,000 healthcare professionals each year.

“Doug’s leadership over the past 21 years has resulted in dramatic improvements for Cody Regional Health in terms of adding multiple new services, providers and building improvements,” stated Ron Vigus, QHR Regional Vice President.

Doug has been a constant and dedicated force in the development of our medical center, His commitment to quality and patient safety has created an environment for the growth of Cody Regional Health to become an outstanding facility," stated Cody Regional Health Orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Frank Schmidt.

During the last year, CRH has opened a new Orthopaedic clinic, developed a joint venture for a cath lab and expanded its cancer center.

During McMillan’s tenure, CRH has become one of the largest critical access hospitals in the country. Leading their physician recruitment, CRH has been able to over double their primary care and specialist physician’s team numbers.

“For twenty years, he has worked tirelessly transforming a small critical access hospital, West Park Hospital, into Cody Regional Health, a regional healthcare center for the Big Horn Basin covering specialty care for Northwest Wyoming. He had to persevere through some significant local resistance, but his good judgement succeeded and everybody is proud of our medical center. He has developed an outstanding leadership team and is an excellent communicator with his board. Those of us at Cody Regional Health have been fortunate to have Doug McMillan’s leadership for the last 21 years. He has guided us through a complete rebuild of our physical plant, tripled an outstanding medical staff, and maintained an excellent leadership team which has received numerous awards for quality healthcare. His recognition by Quorum Healthcare as their CEO of the year is well deserved,” states Cody Regional Health Board Member/President, Dr. Lenox Baker.

“Not only is Doug a visionary, but what impresses me most is his passion to positively impact the lives of the patients and families we serve. Doug’s calling is truly to make a difference and his legacy will not be bricks and mortar but improved healthcare for the community,” States Dick Smith, Cody Regional Health Senior Leader and Human Resource Director.

For assistance with this story, please contact Ashley Trudo at Cody Regional Health at or 307.578.2512.


About Cody Regional Health

Cody Regional Health (CRH) is a national leading critical care access healthcare system serving Northwest Wyoming. CRH employs and partners with over 100 providers offering a wide variety of compressive services including a walk-in clinic, orthopaedic clinic, wound care clinic and cardiology center. Adjacent to our hospital is a 94-bed Long-Term Care Center and 16-bed chemical dependency center. CRH offer an 8-bed hospice care house and a regional cancer center. CRH abides by the Planetree philosophy as a model of health care. The Planetree model strives to enhance patient comfort by personalizing, humanizing and demystifying the health care experience. More information can be found at