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New CEO Named for Banner Lassen Medical Center

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Sandy Dugger, who has been serving as interim CEO of Banner Lassen Medical Center since February and as a Banner employee for nearly 30 years, has accepted the position as permanent CEO of Banner Lassen, effective immediately according to an announcement released Thursday by the hospital.

Dugger replaces former CEO Cathy Harshbarger, who resigned April 2nd, for personal reasons.

“It’s an absolute privilege to have been selected for this role and to lead the remarkable team of caring and compassionate caregivers we have here at Banner Lassen,” Dugger said.

“This community really is fortunate to have a hospital of this caliber and we at Banner Lassen feel fortunate to serve such a supportive community.”

“I look forward to strengthening our partnership with the community as we look to meet the health care needs of Lassen County today and into the future,” she said.

Hoyt Skabelund, Division CEO – Rurals at Banner Health, said Dugger understands the unique challenges and opportunities that come with operating a critical access hospital like Banner Lassen, having served in Banner’s rural markets her entire career, including the last two as chief operating officer at two of Banner’s three Wyoming hospitals.

“For these reasons and others, I’m convinced that Sandy is ideally qualified to help ensure the continued growth and success of Banner Lassen,” he said.

As part of Dugger’s transition into the CEO role at Banner Lassen, she will be immediately relinquishing her role as chief operating officer at Torrington Community Hospital and Platte County Memorial Hospital in south Wyoming.

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4 Responses to New CEO Named for Banner Lassen Medical Center

  1. Heidi Lynn Clawson-Hartman

    Heidi Lynn Clawson-Hartman

    Friday, May 18th, 2018 at 7:36 am

    You have your work cut out for you. Good luck. Big overhaul needed.

  2. Lindsey Carlsen

    Lindsey Carlsen

    Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    Here’s to hoping Crystal Lau but I highly doubt it…even at the dump they don’t clean they cover it up with dirt.

  3. Catherine Rogers Schuck

    Catherine Rogers Schuck

    Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 5:52 pm


  4. Crystal Lau

    Crystal Lau

    Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Maybe she will clean up the horrible experiences

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