New Respiratory and Sleep Services director to focus on mentoring staff, growing services

Jan 25, 2019

Gary Cortez was enjoying life in Arizona when his son was transferred and the family moved to Gillette. No stranger to Wyoming, Gary was raised on a ranch and lived in Cody for more than 30 years.

With an educational background as a Respiratory Therapist, Gary had worked in interim healthcare management for the last 15 years, holding many different kinds of management and administrative positions. In fact, Gary thought the position as interim Respiratory Therapy and Sleep Services Director at Campbell County Memorial Hospital before he was offered and accepted the permanent position.

He says he was pleasantly surprised by Campbell County Health and the friendly, welcoming staff he’s encountered. Gary wants to continue to improve on what’s already here, and work on mentoring staff and growing services as appropriate, using his business background to help with budgeting and finances.

Gary’s wife Rhonda is a development director for a healthcare system based in North Carolina, but she plans to join him in Gillette later this year. When he’s not working, Gary enjoys hunting and fishing, and the wide open spaces of Wyoming.

Please join us as we welcome Gary to CCH and Gillette, Wyoming.