Dietician Ashley Littleton provides new educational services at Memorial Hospital of Converse County
After watching family members, especially her dad, struggle with health issues, Ashley Littleton wanted to learn all she could about health and wellness and use that knowledge to help others. After becoming a registered dietician, Littleton left Wyoming for a few years, working at small and large hospitals across the nation, including the Hampton VA Medical Center in Virginia, before moving back to Wyoming earlier this year. Now working at Memorial Hospital of Converse County, Littleton is the program coordinator for the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program, and serves in several other capacities as a dietician.
As the height of summer activities fast approach, many people will head for Wyoming's mountains, lakes and rivers in search of adventures. While these places offer a wealth of outdoor activities, they also are the place where many tragic accidents occur each year. Those accidents are often exacerbated by long distances and tough terrain to navigate, something Memorial Hospital of Converse County's Dr. Pat Yost cautions people to remember before heading out on a vacation getaway.
As quality director at Memorial Hospital of Converse County Missy Swanson constantly reviews patient charts. Part of her daily duties include continually evaluating data, examining files and comparing information to ensure that every patient is receiving the highest quality of care possible.
As skateboarding becomes increasingly popular among teenagers and scooters continue to intrigue children, the use of protective equipment while participating in the fun, healthy sport is vital to prevent injuries that can be life-threatening and even fatal.
Dark circles, wrinkles and laugh lines are all a part of growing older. However, the signs of aging often impact self-confidence and state of mind for many people. For about two years, Memorial Hospital of Converse County has been helping those lines disappear with aesthetic treatments like Botox, Juvederm and now VOLUMA.
Anna Cobb may be a recent addition to our hospital, but her name will be familiar to many in Douglas. Anna grew up with her family on a ranch in Lost Springs and graduated from Douglas High School. The Wyoming native has worked in the medical field since graduating in 1986, and further obtained her Masters in Clinical Laboratory Science with an emphasis in Blood Banking from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Beckie Oliver, RN has been named Director of Inpatient Nursing according to Chief Nursing Officer Cristy Cobb. The new position took effect June 2nd following the resignation of Medical/Surgical Manager, Jeneal Swan, who is moving to Texas.
Now that school is out for the summer, it's endless days of fun in the sun for many kids. But with childhood days of freedom comes a lot of worry for parents. Some of the leading reasons that children land in the emergency room during the summer months include bicycle accidents, insect bites and unintentional falls, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Allan Mattern has always been intrigued by advancing medicine and the developments that have improved lives. During his more than 40-year career as a cardiologist, he has seen many changes in the field.