Powell, Wy – Hopes are dashed of filling one of several physician vacancies at the hospital in Powell.
Officials at Powell Valley Healthcare say that a family practice
physician had been eyeing the vacancy. But they say that the doctor
decided to stay where he was, instead.
Rod Barton is C-E-O of Powell Valley Healthcare. He says there seems to be fewer doctors available for hire and regional hospitals are facing the same thing. The hospital also is looking for a general surgeon and an
internal medicine physician, while the Express Care Clinic in Powell needs a part-time doctor. He says they are concerned because the number of people needing health care in the community is rising.