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Our Mission Statement is to provide quality Health Care in a compassionate, safe and secure environment that supports the dignity of individuals and families.
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Our Family, Taking Care of Yours

The William Bee Ririe Hospital, located at 1500 Avenue H in Ely, Nevada, is a Critical Access Hospital which serves the community of White Pine County, as well as many travelers on Highways 93, 6, and 50.

Our hospital has an Emergency Room, which is open 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week, and a Clinic, which is open Monday through Friday.

We are accredited by The Joint Commission, which indicates our compliance with CMS's national standards for healthcare quality and safety. We have worked hard to earn The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval, which means we have fully met Joint Commission standards. They focus on state-of-the-art performance improvement strategies, which ensures the health care you receive from our accredited hospital continuously improves the safety and quality of care. William Bee Ririe Hospital is also the only COLA Accredited Hospital Laboratory in Rural Nevada.
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To provide quality Health Care in a
compassionate, safe and secure environment that
supports the dignity of individuals and families.

We’ve been working for over a century

1905
1905
First hospital building is ready for use in Ely.
1905
1907
1907
The Steptoe Valley Unit of the hospital is built. It was financed by Nevada Consolidated Copper and later taken over by Kennecott until it was given to the county.
1907
1953
1953
The first Board of Trustees was appointed. Vail Pittman (was the owner and editor of The Ely Daily Times, later became Governor of Nevada) - Chairman, Harold Bishop - VP Chairman, Dorothy Collins (mother of Chief Justice John Collins), Gerald Culbert, and Reed J. Anderson, M.D.
1953
1964
1964
A bond was approved and the people voted to build the new hospital. County voters passed a $500,000 bond issue.
1964
1967
1967
Mar
The county official assured a $417,000 federal grant and $50,000 was appropriated by the state. The total cost for the new facility was set at $1,165,000.
1967
1968
1968
Jan
Groundbreaking ceremonies were held at the new hospital site. Ella Mae Peterson, hospital administrator, and William Bee Ririe, veteran White Pine doctor for whom the hospital was later named, were holding shovels at the event.
1968
1969
1969
Jun
The new hospital dedication took place. The 44 beds and the majority new equipment the hospital boasted were made possible through Fleischmann Funds.
1969
1969
1969
JCAHO accreditation was obtained.
1969
1983
1983
Dec
Nevada State Legislature established NRS 450.550 through 450.800 providing for the creation of County Hospital Districts. The Board of County Commissioners created the White Pine County Hospital District Board of Trustees pursuant to NRS 450.620.
1983
1990
1990
A physician clinic was opened with 2 family practice physicians in the Reed J. Anderson building.
1990
1999
1999
Construction began on a clinic building adjacent to the hospital.
1999
2000
2000
Clinic construction was completed and there is now space for 10 full-time physicians.
2000
2000
2000
Eastern Nevada Medical Group merged with William Bee Ririe, expanding services, including surgery, internal medicine, and visiting specialist services.
2000
2001
2001
Feb
William Bee Ririe converted to a Rural Health Clinic, as well as a 25 bed Critical Access Hospital.
2001
2007
2007
The largest upgrade increased space for the hospital facility, laboratory, and other areas; improved patient access to areas between the clinic and hospital for appointments and various outpatient services, incl. Emergency Services.
2007
2009
2009
Oct
The Board of Trustees approved a three-phase Operating Room and Endoscopy Suite expansion.
2009
2011
2011
Jun
The new operating rooms were dedicated to Norman G. Christensen, M.D., in honor of his 40+ years of service to William Bee Ririe Hospital. The final phase of this project was completed in 2012.
2011
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Todd Brewster

Todd Brewster

Board Member
Todd is a licensed physical therapist specializing in orthopedics, but qualified to treat a wide variety of diagnoses and patient populations including pediatrics, sports injuries, work injuries, vestibular/balance, geriatrics, wound care, aquatic therapy, and debility.
Haley McKay

Haley McKay

Board Member
Haley McKay is a true native Nevadan who was born in Elko, NV, spent her childhood in Alamo, NV, and graduated from high school in Fallon, NV. She’s no stranger to hard work, as she grew up working alongside her family on a ranch in Southern Nevada. She continues that livelihood today with her husband and family in the Steptoe Valley.
Matthew Walker

Matthew Walker

CEO
Michael Mugosa

Michael Mugosa

M.D. Chief of Medical Staff Trustee
Graduated from University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia American Board Certified Surgeon With the William Bee Ririe Hospital since August 2009
Julie Gianoli

Julie Gianoli

Board Chairperson
Richard Rowley

Richard Rowley

Board Member
Michael Wheable

Michael Wheable

Board Member
Michael Wheable was appointed to complete Burton Hilton's term.

Careers in Our Clinics

Date
Job Title
Location
Date
Oct 21, 2021
Job Title
Hospital Admitting Clerk

Hospital Admitting -full time position: Arranges for the efficient and orderly admission of patients and admission of individuals who need outpatient services. Ensures that the patient information is collected and that patients are aware of Hospital policies and procedures. Provides excellent customer service and interacts with all medical staff. Performs other secretarial/clerical duties, as needed. Basic knowledge in all aspects of business office functions and equipment is desired. Ability to work without supervision and work well with others. Organizational skills a plus. Required Qualifications: Pass Background check, drug test, and physical, High School Diploma or GED. Please upload your resume with your application.

Location
William Bee Ririe Critical Access Hospital
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Date
Oct 20, 2021
Job Title
Ward Clerk

The Unit Clerk will perform clerical duties associated with patient care operations.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Communicates with members of the health care team, patients, and visitors

  • Maintains confidentiality of patient information
  • Prepares and maintains the units medical information system including patient profiles.
  • Checks charts daily for incomplete histories and operative summaries and brings these to the attention of the appropriate member of the health care team for correction
  • Sends profile and change-of-bed status to the pharmacy on patient admission, discharge, and transfer.
  • Orders unit supplies to maintain inventory of the unit's equipment stock and supplies. Assists with receiving, distributing, and sorting supplies brought to the unit.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to type
  • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Please upload resume to be considered for interview.


Location
William Bee Ririe Critical Access Hospital
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Date
Oct 20, 2021
Job Title
Hospital Admitting Supervisor

Hospital Admitting Supervisor - Full-Time position: Supervises and motivates the Admitting Team by giving guidance, support, and training. Acts as a member of the management team. Arranges for the efficient and orderly admission of patients and admission of individuals who need outpatient services. Ensures that the patient information is collected and that patients are aware of Hospital policies and procedures. Provides excellent customer service and interacts with all medical staff. Performs other secretarial/clerical duties, as needed. Basic knowledge in all aspects of business office functions and equipment is desired. Organizational skills needed. Supervisory experience desired. Required Qualifications: Pass Background check, drug test, and physical, High School Diploma or GED. Please upload your resume. Salary range is $18 - $23 (depending on experience).

Location
William Bee Ririe Critical Access Hospital
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Date
Oct 20, 2021
Job Title
Certified Nursing Assistant

The Certified Nursing Assistant performs nursing procedures and patient care tasks.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provides for patient's personal hygiene and daily living. This may include providing and clearing bedpans and urinals, providing baths, backrubs, shampoos and shaves, and assisting patients with showers. Assists with meals and feeds patients. Ambulates, turns and positions patients. Provides fresh water and nourishment between meals.
  • Works effectively as a team member in the delivery of care.
  • Performs duties in a competent and caring manner. Reports observations of patients to the nurse caring for the patient to ensure professional assessment.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Shows dependability by being punctual; maintains consistent attendance.
  • Maintains a safe environment for patients and co-workers.

Education and Experience:

  • High school graduate preferred.
  • Successful completion of nursing assistant course.
  • Previous hospital experience with acceptable references.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of standing and walking.
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds at times.

Please upload resume to be considered for this position.

Location
William Bee Ririe Critical Access Hospital
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Date
Oct 19, 2021
Job Title
Human Resources Administrative Assistant - Part-Time

This role provides administrative support to the Human Resource Director, as needed, including record-keeping, file maintenance, and HRIS entry. This is a 24-hour per week position.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Administers health and welfare plans, including enrollments, changes and terminations.
  • Performs customer service functions by answering employee requests and questions.
  • Reconciles benefits statements.
  • Assists with recruitment and interview process. Tracks status of candidates in HRIS.
  • Makes photocopies; mails, scans, and emails documents.
  • Files documents into appropriate employee files.
  • Prepares new-employee files.
  • Processes mail.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Working understanding of human resource principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to keep information confidential.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Please upload resume to be considered for this position.


Location
William Bee Ririe Critical Access Hospital
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Date
Oct 3, 2021
Job Title
Clinic Scheduler & Admitting

Clinic Scheduler & Admitting full time position: Arranges for and efficient and orderly scheduling of patient appointments for the facility. Arranges for the efficient and orderly admission of patients and admission of individuals who have appointments with Staff. Ensures that the patient information is collected and that patients are aware of Clinic policies and procedures. Provides excellent customer service and interacts with all medical staff. Performs other secretarial/clerical duties, as needed. Basic knowledge in all aspects of business office functions and equipment is desired. Ability to work without supervision and work well with others. Organizational skills a plus. Required Qualifications: Pass Background check and drug test, High School Diploma or GED. Please upload your resume.

Location
William Bee Ririe Rural Health Clinic
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Date
Aug 28, 2021
Job Title
Dietary Cook/Cook's Helper

Dietary Cook/Cook's helper will be employed in Ely, Nevada. Duties include preparation, cooking and seasoning food for hospital patients, employees, and visitors. You will plan a cooking schedule with our supervisor to ensure food will be ready at specified times. You will also confer with dietitian regarding modified diet preparation, and use of leftovers. Responsibilities (not limited to) wash and prepare fruits and vegetables; arrange salad ingredients in attractive manner and refrigerate until meal time. Maintain proper temperatures for hot and cold foods; apportion servings according to menu combinations or patient’s orders. Assist with ordering meat, poultry and fish for use in meal preparation. Provide assistance with tray set-up, salad preparation.  Maintain cooking area in a clean, neat and orderly manner. Qualifications: High School Graduate or GED preferred. ServSafe Food Safety Certification preferred, but we will help attain certification. Minimum 6-Months experience in quality food preparation. Please upload your resume with application.

Location
William Bee Ririe Critical Access Hospital
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Date
Aug 28, 2021
Job Title
Dietary Cook/Cook's Helper Part-Time

Dietary Cook/Cook's Helper will be employed in Ely, Nevada. Duties include preparation, cooking and seasoning food for hospital patients, employees, and visitors. You will plan a cooking schedule with our supervisor to ensure food will be ready at specified times. You will also confer with dietitian regarding modified diet preparation, and use of leftovers. Responsibilities: wash and prepare fruits and vegetables; arrange salad ingredients in attractive manner and refrigerate until meal time. Maintain proper temperatures for hot and cold foods; apportion servings according to menu combinations or patient’s orders. Assist with ordering meat, poultry and fish for use in meal preparation. Provide assistance with tray set-up, salad preparation.  Maintain cooking area in a clean, neat and orderly manner. Qualifications: High School Graduate or GED preferred. ServSafe Food Safety Certification preferred, but we will help attain certification. Minimum 6-Months experience in quality food preparation. This is a part-time position, weekends only and does not provide any benefits. Please upload your resume with application.

Location
William Bee Ririe Critical Access Hospital
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Date
Aug 2, 2021
Job Title
Housekeeping - Eureka Clinic - Part-Time

We are looking for apart-time housekeeper to maintain cleanliness in the Eureka Clinic. We are looking for a hard-working, dependable person, willing to work with minimal supervision. This is a part-time position (12 hours per week), with hours to be arranged with the clinic manager. The starting pay is $17.50 per hour. This job does not participate in PERS and has no other benefits. Please apply at wbrhely.org and upload your resume. If selected, the clinic manager will call to set up an interview.

Location
Eureka Clinic
Respond
Date
Aug 2, 2021
Job Title
Hospital Admitting Lead

Hospital Admitting Lead - Full-Time position: Supervises and motivates the Admitting Team by giving guidance, support, and training. Acts as supervisor when Admitting Supervisor is absent. Arranges for the efficient and orderly admission of patients and admission of individuals who need outpatient services. Ensures that the patient information is collected and that patients are aware of Hospital policies and procedures. Provides excellent customer service and interacts with all medical staff. Performs other secretarial/clerical duties, as needed. Basic knowledge in all aspects of business office functions and equipment is desired. Ability to work without supervision and work well with others. Organizational skills a plus. Required Qualifications: Pass Background check, drug test, and physical, High School Diploma or GED. Please upload your resume.

Location
William Bee Ririe Critical Access Hospital
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Date
Aug 2, 2021
Job Title
Licensed Practical Nurse

The Licensed Practical Nurse will care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in the clinic.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Administers medications or starts intravenous fluids, noting times and amounts on patients charts
  • Observes patients, charting and reporting changes in conditions such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment and takes necessary actions.
  • Answers patients calls and determines how to assist them
  • Measures and records patients vital signs such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration
  • Works as part of a health care team to assess patient needs, plans and modifies care, and implements intervention

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • General knowledge of nursing and health care terminology
  • Excellent patient care skills

Education and Experience:

  • Postsecondary certificate from vocational school or Associates degree in nursing required
  • Current state licensure required

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds at times

Please upload resume to be considered for an interview.

Location
William Bee Ririe Rural Health Clinic
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Date
Apr 29, 2021
Job Title
General - General Application (Hospital)

To fill out a General Application that will be kept on file for 1-year, click Please indicate the area of your interest in your resume. If an open position is not currently available, we will maintain your application for one year. If you meet the qualifications of the position and are selected for an interview, the Hiring Manager will phone or email you.

Location
William Bee Ririe Critical Access Hospital
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Date
Apr 29, 2021
Job Title
Family Practice Physician (Clinic)

Required Qualifications: MD or DO Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Practice Nevada License or ability to obtain Nevada license, DEA, Pharmacy license. We need a team player with great interpersonal and communication skills. Computer skills to effectively utilize Electronic Medical Records, William Bee Ririe Health System is a non-profit county entity serving a population of about 12,000 which includes Neighboring counties and hundreds of miles of North East Nevada. Our remote location is still able to boast its abilities with state of the art equipment and access to numerous specialties, including but not limited to: OB/GYN, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, ENT, Dermatology, Urology, Pain specialist, etc.

Live, work and play in one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Family friendly atmosphere, very safe place to live and raise kids.

Location
William Bee Ririe Rural Health Clinic
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Date
Apr 29, 2021
Job Title
Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS)

This position is responsible for a high level of technical knowledge and application of that knowledge to department testing, clinical relevance, and complex problem solving skills. This position serves as a department resource, and is responsible for assisting with department compliance with all pertinent laboratory accrediting agency and regulatory requirements (e.g., JCAHO, HIPAA, CLIA, CAP, OSHA). Ability to function in all areas of the laboratory: blood bank, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and serology/immunology. Responsible for high-complexity testing. Perform quality control procedures and instrument check efficiently. Notify patient care unit and/or physician of critical lab values. Maintain accurate laboratory records on procedures performed. Ability to take direction and assimilate instructions quickly. Computer Skills required with Microsoft Office.

Regulatory Requirements: Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science preferred. Five-years' Experience. Registry as American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). Required to hold General Supervisor License with the State of Nevada.

Location
William Bee Ririe Critical Access Hospital
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Date
Apr 29, 2021
Job Title
Registered Nurse

Requirements: Provides direct and indirect patient care using the nursing process. Provides care that reflects initiative, flexibility and responsibility indicative of professional expectation with a minimum of supervision. Determines priorities of care based on physical and psychosocial needs, as well as factors influencing patient flow through the system, communicates with physicians about changes in patient's status, symptomatology and results of diagnostic studies. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Directs and supervises nursing personnel as required. In the absence of the CNO, provides adequate staffing for oncoming shift and acts as house supervisor. Provides service excellence, as demonstrated by combining professional excellence with outstanding personal service.

Regulatory Requirements: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, current RN license within the State of Nevada, current CPR certification, ACLS, PALS, NRP certification required. Make a real difference with your knowledge and expertise to people who really appreciate you and what you can do.

Location
William Bee Ririe Rural Health Clinic
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Date
Apr 29, 2021
Job Title
Laboratory Assistant (Phebotomist)

The Lab Assistant is responsible for properly identifying patients, drawing, accessioning, handling, processing patient specimens and orders, filing paperwork, answering the phone, and loading specimens. The Lab Assistant will coordinate closely with the Medical Laboratory Scientists to ensure the highest standards are employed during specimen transfer. Develop effective and efficient collection techniques for all patients from pediatric to geriatric. Maintain an excellent customer service ethic, be organized, clean, and efficient. Abide by Hospital, National, State and Local HIPAA, OSHA, CLIA regulations. The candidate is committed to provide  outstanding customer service. Regulatory Requirements: State of Nevada Licensed Laboratory Assistant required. We will be offering training and certification to the right candidate.  Please upload resume to be considered for this position. This is a full-time position that will work weekdays and occasionally, weekends. This position offers our benefits package, including Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability and participation in PERS (retirement system).

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Clinic Appointments at
(775) 289-4040
Billing or Financial Assistance at
(775) 289-3001 Ext. 614
Human Resources at
(775) 289-3001 Ext. 299
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William Bee Ririe
Critical Access Hospital
William Bee Ririe
Critical Access Hospital
1500 Avenue H
Ely, Nevada 89301
775-289-3001
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William Bee Ririe
Rural Health Clinic
William Bee Ririe
Rural Health Clinic
6 Steptoe Circle
Ely, NV 89301
775-289-3612
Hours of Operation:
M-F 8 AM - 5 PM
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Eureka Clinic
Eureka Clinic
250 S. Main Street
Eureka, NV 89316
775-237-5642
Hours of Operation:
M-F 8 AM - 5 PM
Lunch 12 PM - 1 PM
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