Worland Area News 11-15-18

Written by on November 15, 2018

Washakie Medical Center CEO Jay Stallings, and LeGay Naseath, Chief Nursing Officer, will appear in the 2018 edition of the National Rural Health Community Stars book that will be available on the https://www.PowerofRural.org website, the official hub for National Rural Health Day and the Power of Rural movement, beginning today Nov. 15, 2018.
Stallings has been Washakie Medical Center’s CEO for over four years, and he has been with Banner Health since 2003. His direct executive responsibilities developed a 30-year operations agreement in the Wyoming community, which led to the building of a new hospital with state-of-the-art technology to provide diagnostics and care for the communities of the lower Big Horn Basin. He also led the Banner Energy Team and developed the Banner Think Green environmental resource management program.
Naseath celebrates her third year as Washakie Medical Center’s Chief Nursing Officer. During her time, she has been recognized as a top ten percent leader in the Banner Health system based on employee satisfaction surveys with a score of 96 percent in the Leadership Effectiveness category; implemented “Shared Leadership Team”, including successful implementation of patient information binders, lunch and learns for suicide prevention, inspirational notes to patients on breakfast trays and more; supported teams in the renovation and new build of Washakie Medical Center; and so much more.

The Riverton City Council has delayed voting on an ordinance that would create a list of “habitually intoxicated persons” barred from purchasing alcohol in Riverton.
The Ranger reports that the council last week delayed the proposal until the council’s first meeting in December to give the city time to discuss concerns about the proposal raised by the American Civil Liberties Union.
The proposed ordinance would make it unlawful to sell, give away or otherwise furnish an alcoholic beverage to someone who has been declared “habitually intoxicated.”
Anyone who furnishes alcohol to someone on the list would be subject to a fine of up to $750.

Police in northeast Wyoming say a 14-year-old junior high student brought two handguns and 36 rounds of ammunition to school and threatened to shoot a student and staff members because he was unhappy with them.
The Gillette News Record reports the student, who got the guns from his parents, was taken into custody Tuesday without incident and was detained at the Campbell County jail pending charges. The student’s name wasn’t released because of his age.
The student was carrying a 40-caliber handgun and had a 9-mm handgun in his locker when another student heard him making the threats. That student told staff who contained the student and called police.
Schools superintendent Alex Ayers says the school was locked down for 90 minutes and opened as scheduled on Wednesday.

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