RN BSN MHA CPHQ
Chief Executive Officer
Dana J. Way,
RHIT, HIM Director
Michelle is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years’ experience as a Chief Nursing Officer/Administrator. Her background in Acute and Long Term Care facilities ranges from large, small, urban, and rural, and includes critical access hospitals. A graduate of St. Louis Community College, Michelle obtained her Associate of Applied Science degree. In 1993, she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Webster University, in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2007, Michelle obtained her Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix. Michelle has a certification in Health Care Quality, and brings extensive experience in long term care and critical access hospital administration. She feels focusing on high-quality patient care, patient safety, and remaining an advocate for both patients and staff is an integral part of providing a high level of care at rural facilities like ours.
Michelle began at Niobrara Community Hospital in May of 2015, just in time to live through the flood in Lusk. It was a certainly challenging time! Niobrara Community Hospital received recognition for their disaster response during the flood of 2015 from the State of Wyoming.
Michelle says, “I am proud to be part of this team”. Michelle considers one of her biggest accomplishments to be the reinstatement of Niobrara Community Hospital’s trauma designation, and a very successful critical access survey. It was a lot of hard work for the entire team, and special thanks to Jennifer Arnold, RN for helping to make it all happen.
Peachy was born and raised in the Philippines. She studied Bachelors of Science in Medical Technology at Velez College and worked at a private tertiary hospital right after she passed the Board Exams.
Her dad is a Mechanical Engineer and her mom is also a Medical Technologist. She has a son and just like her, loves to sing and dance and is also a sports fanatic. In 2009, she and her son moved to Lusk, Wyoming. She worked as a staff Medical Technologist, then to a Lead Tech and a Laboratory Director since Feb 2015. She received an Award of Excellence on 2014 as an outstanding Medical Technologist from the Philippine Association of Medical Technologist in Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa. She lives by her mantra, Smile! Life is Beautiful!
Heather was born and raised in Riverton, WY. She attended Central Wyoming College where she received an Associates of Science Degree for Surgical Technology in 1997. She worked in the Surgical Department of Riverton Memorial Hospital for 4 years. She went on to get her Associates Degree in Nursing at Central Wyoming College, graduating in 2003. She worked at the Riverton Hospital for 2 years in the Intensive Care unit and the Emergency Room. She moved to Casper in 2004, taking a job at Wyoming Cardiopulmonary Services, gaining extensive experience in cardiac care. She was the Clinical Supervisor at WCPS for 12 years. Heather came to Lusk in April 2016 to take the Assistant Chief Nursing Officer position. She is presently pursuing her Masters In Nursing Leadership from Western Governors University.
To do what nobody else will do, in a way that nobody else can, in spite of all we go through; is to be a nurse.
Charlie Turner is a retired U.S. Army Infantry Senior Non-Commissioned Officer and came to Wyoming and NCH from Lexington, South Carolina in April of 2017. His experience spans from The Army to both Federal and State Government and he is looking forward to the experience of the Health Care Industry and working with NCH. He graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management and is currently earning his Master’s Degree from the University of Wyoming. In addition to his Human Resource Experience, Charlie is also an accomplished author (Author Name: Papa C. Turner), a musician, and an artist. He also loves the outdoors, hiking, camping, fishing, etc., and takes full advantage of the wonderful opportunities Wyoming has to offer. He is excited to be a part of such an accomplished team of professionals as well as part of a warm and welcoming community here in Lusk!
His favorite quote is, “If you wish to be extraordinary, then don’t do what ordinary folks
do!” ~ Unknown
Dana was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario & raised mostly in St. Cloud, MN, which she considers her home. She has also lived in Scottsdale, AZ, Las Vegas NV, & Sioux Falls, SD. My favorite color is purple & my favorite sports team is the MN Vikings, I love to watch football! I enjoy cooking, reading, motorcycle riding, and traveling. I am a bit of a daredevil & will try almost anything once! I have a beautiful niece & nephew, both of which I absolutely adore!
Marilyn is a lifetime Wyoming native and a long-time Niobrara native. She and her husband raised their two children in this county and now enjoy the opportunity to expose their five grandchildren to the unique qualities of Niobrara County. She holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Accounting from Eastern Wyoming College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wyoming. Marilyn was hired in the Finance Department in 2013. She is the Controller for Niobrara Community Hospital. Marilyn is committed to this facility. She believes in the importance of growing and stabilizing this facility to best meet the needs of the community.
Dana was born and raised in Yarmouth, Maine, the oldest of 5 children. After high school he received his Associate of Arts degree from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts prior to going to The Cheshire Hospital School of Radiologic Technology, graduating in 1975. After a brief stint at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Bellows Falls, Vermont, he moved back to the Portland, Maine area and worked there for 25 years, including the last 6 years at Maine Medical Center in the CT department of Maine’s premier trauma center. During that time he raised 3 sons. In 2002 he moved to Calais, Maine where he met and married his current wife, Mary, and inherited her 4 children. Dana spent 11 years as the Director of Radiology at Calais Regional Hospital, where he was a part of building a new hospital and designing a radiology department. Mary and Dana moved west in November of 2013 to Glendive, Montana, where they spent 20 months before accepting the Director’s position here at Niobrara Community Hospital in July of 2015. Dana is an avid cyclist, music enthusiast, and computer geek, glad to be out West to explore all aspects of the western history he loved growing up.