Please join us in welcoming Sean McCallister to Johnson County!
Sean McCallister, JCHC’s new Chief Executive Officer took over leadership on March 4, 2019. Sean comes to us from McCall Idaho, where he was the Site Administrator for St. Luke’s McCall.
Sean was born in Colorado and has lived and worked around the mountain west in a variety of settings. Sean brings to the table the expertise from other hospital systems, and other areas. He most recently was the site administrator for St. Luke’s McCall in McCall Idaho. Before that, he lived and worked in Alaska for eleven years. During that time, he held several roles, including Hospital Administrator, Regional Critical Access Hospital Administrator, Transport and Logistics Manager, Program Manager and an Administrative Fellow. While in Alaska, he earned the Alaska Top Forty under 40 award. This was a recognition as a top professional, younger than 40, having demonstrated professional excellence and a commitment to community.
Sean says that his attraction to healthcare stems from a desire to help people live extraordinary lives. He originally wanted to be a doctor, however he almost passed out when his wife had their first son! Sean quips, “while it was clear the clinical route wasn’t for me, I found my niche in Healthcare Administration.”
“The CEO role is an opportunity to make a tangible
difference in the health status of JCHC service
area residents. Rural healthcare administration isn’t merely a profession, career, vocation or paycheck,
– it’s a calling for me”
Sean is excited about the opportunity to lead JCHC in part because “in the future, we must help people achieve health, wellness and prevention to avoid unnecessary ER visits and hospitalizations. Small hospitals are poised to deliver the best care and service because they’re less complex and more nimble than their urban counterparts.” Sean adds that, “connection to the community is especially important as we transition from traditional fee for service models to value based health care. JCHC, undoubtedly, will provide the opportunity to collaboratively develop strategy, make decisions and affect efficient change at the local level. These are some of the compelling reasons that I am interested in this opportunity.”
“I’m impressed with JCHC’s rich history, progression
and scope of services offered.”
Sean is also excited to begin making connections into the community.
Sean brings his wife and children to Buffalo. They love the outdoors and healthy living. Sean loves to ski, both snow and water. He also loves to mountain bike and hike.
He says that this area is an absolutely great fit for his family. He grew up in Casper, and knows firsthand that Wyoming offers an extraordinary quality of life. The family can tell that Buffalo is a safe, down to earth community with quality schools and plentiful recreation. They are looking forward to fully immersing themselves in a community culture that is proximal to schools, parks and amenities. The Big Horn Mountains are also a big plus for the family.
During the search process, Sean stood out for the way he bridges the skill sets needed to run our organization. He melds the fundamentals of a good executive with a powerful understanding that JCHC’s non-profit, public benefit mission is central to who we are. Sean brings a deep understanding of the health care environment and rich personal skill set from his time in Idaho and Alaska. Sean also brings a focus on a collaborative work style by empowering others. We are sure that Sean will be an immense asset to JCHC.
Please join us in welcoming Sean to Johnson County!