Campbell County Health CEO Andy Fitzgerald has received the 2019 Grassroots
Champion Award from the
American Hospital Association (AHA), recognizing hospital leaders who most effectively educate elected
officials on how major issues affect a hospital’s vital role in
the community and tirelessly advocates for hospitals and their patients.
The AHA gives this award to one person from each state, and the recipient
is selected by the
Wyoming Hospital Association.
Some of the factors for Andy’s selection include suggesting alternative
funding models to the Wyoming congressional delegation to help protect
and promote rural healthcare, and taking a strong stance on issues surrounding
long-term care and the federal survey process.
Andy has been with CCH since January 2005. He was named the
CEO in January 2013. Andy has more than 30 years of healthcare finance and administration
experience, and has worked in large metropolitan hospitals with Humana
in Dallas, Texas, Phoenix, Arizona, and Denver, Colorado, as well as rural,
sole-community hospitals in Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon. Andy is a member of the
Gillette Chamber Singers, a veteran of the U.S. Army, an avid fly fisherman and most importantly,
a husband of 40 years and father of four children.