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Douglas, Wyoming WRITE Site (22 week)

Knisely Clinic
Memorial Hospital of Converse County
111 South 5th Street, 4th Floor
Douglas, WA 98926

Phone: 307-358-2122
Fax: 307-358-7381

Douglas, Wyoming is home to the Wyoming State Fair (every August), the Wyoming Pioneer Museum, and the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy. Agriculture remains important culturally with active ranching of horses, sheep, and cows. Rodeo is another iconic part of the community's activities. However, the energy industry is dominant in the ecomony.

Workplace issues for coal miners, railroad workers, uranium, and oil industry workers make up a large part of medical practice in this area. Douglas also claims ready access to year round outdoor sporting activities including hunting, fishing, North Platte River and Glendo Lake recreation, as well as mountain hiking at nearby Laramie Peak which rises to 10,300 feet from the 5,000 foot elevation of the town.

There is an excellent paved airport with 6,000 foot prevailing and crosswind runways which enable medical transport by jet or helicopter as well as recreation with small fixed wing craft. Winters are mild enough that the local 18 hole golf-course is often active all but a few weeks of every year.

www.cityofdouglaswy.com

ANY STUDENT PARTICIPATING IN A WYOMING WRITE SITE WILL RECEIVE A $4000 SCHOLARSHIP!

Primary WRITE Preceptor:

James Morgan, M.D., Family Medicine
Dr. Morgan graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1980 and did his residency at the Family Medicine Residency in Casper, WY from 1980-1983. He was board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in 1984. Special Training/Experiences include: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation and P.A.L.S. and ALSO. Dr. Morgan is currently serving as Chief Medical Officer at Memorial Hospital of Converse County (MHCC).

Dr. Morgan has a strong interest in the development of Electronic Medical Records for both the hospital and physician offices. He is championing the implementation of those tools on behalf of the medical staff and the hospital. In his quiet time, Dr. Morgan enjoys medical spanish, fly fishing, camping and is a private pilot.

Site Contact: James Morgan
Email: jmorgan@mhccwyo.org
Phone: 307-358-2122
Fax: 307-358-9216

Clinic Physicians:


Deeanne J. Engle, M.D.
Family Practice
Obstetrical Services

Rex E. Wortham, M.D.
Family Practice
Obstetrical Services


Brian S. Retherford, M.D.
OB/GYN

Lori Tobler, M.D.
Internal Medicine, hospitalist

Dennis Yutani, M.D.
Radiologist


Jonathan Grosdidier, M.D.
General Surgery

William White, M.D.
General Surgery

Clinic Physicians (not pictured above):
Family Medicine: Patricia Spencer, M.D.

Internal Medicine: Jamie Rupp, M.D.

OB/Gyn: Mark Campbell, M.D.

Pediatrics: Kathryn Skuza, M.D.


Clinic: Currently located on the fourth floor of MHCC, the Knisely Center houses nine-physician offices, making access to support services such as lab or x-ray, and consultations between physicians, convenient and easy. MHCC provides one-stop, comprehensive medical care. Includes PA-staffed walk-in clinic. Visiting specialists use fourth floor outpatient clinic and procedure core for patient visits and outpatient surgeries. Expected 2014 completion for new medicial office building. Will be a patient centered medical home.

www.conversehospital.com/getpage.php?name=knisely



Hospital: Memorial Hospital of Converse County (MHCC) is a state-licensed; Medicare certified, 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in Douglas, WY. Recognized as "Top 100" Critical Access Hospital by the National Rural Health Association.

State of the art facilities and board certified providers create a unique healthcare system designed around the needs of its patients.  Simply stated, MHCC provides the best of both worlds: Advanced Medicine and Hometown Care.

Hospitalist program augments ER staffing and adult inpatient care, and combines with family practice, pediatric, and OB/Gyn physicians to ensure Douglas area families receive the best care possible. Physical therapy, the Marge Wilson Wellness Center, and general and orthopaedic surgeons using and state of the art digital surgery suites (DaVinci Si Robotic surgery program), offers the perfect environment for MHCC patients to get well and stay healthy.

www.conversehospital.com

Nursing Home: Douglas Care Center is a premier skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Douglas that provides physical and occupational therapy. We are Medicare, Medicaid and Hospice certified. We have finished our construction expansion project, which now provides us with a total of 60 long-term care beds, 20 of which are Alzheimer's care beds.

Our renovation and new construction also includes a new laundry facility, cutting edge technology, added comforts including 32" flat screen TVs, expanded dining and activities room. Our facility is almost twice as big as before totaling 29,454 square feet, which includes a bariatric suite with its own shower room, 4 semi-private rooms, 34 private rooms, 1 new shower suite, 1 new bath shower/suite, with a new whirlpool tub.

Housing & Car: Medical student housing is supplied for up to two students at a time in the Morton Mansion, a famous residence on the Historic Registry, located across the street from the hospital and suited with all modern accessories for students. No pets allowed. A hospital vehicle can be borrowed by students who fly to this site, but proper licensure and acceptable driving record will need to be confirmed prior to arrival.

Directions:
To see a map of where we are located and/or get directions from other locations, go to maps.google.com (for directions, click “get directions” in the upper left hand corner where you can input the starting address.

  • From Billings: Merge onto I-90E via exit 456 towards Sheridan, Wyoming. Merge onto I-25 S via exit 56B toward Casper. Take I-25 BL exit, 140 toward Douglas. It is about a 4.5-hour drive.
  • From Cheyenne: Take I-25 North to Douglas, WY – about a 2.5-hour drive.
  • From Casper: Take I-25 South to Douglas, WY – about 1 hour drive.

Transportation:
Casper, WY; Cheyenne, WY; Billings, MT or Denver, CO will provide your major carriers.

Extracurricular Activities:
Douglas has a number of great activities to part take in. With the beautiful outdoors you can be doing anything from hiking to hunting, raft down the North Platte to golfing, camping to fishing. You name it Douglas probably has it. Douglas even has GeoCaching! Want a break from the outdoors; enjoy a little ice-skating or some ice hockey. Douglas can entertain you with movies or bowling as well.

Weather Trends:
Summer average 80-85 degrees, Winter average 40 degrees, 330 days of sunshine.

 
   
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