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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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Meet Our Administration

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Todd C. Wilkin, DDS

Todd C. Wilkin, DDS

Board-Vice-Chairman
Crystal Caviglia

Crystal Caviglia

Board-Secretary
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.
Michael Mugosa

Michael Mugosa

M.D. Chief of Medical Staff/Board-Chairman
Graduated from University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia American Board Certified Surgeon With the William Bee Ririe Hospital since August 2009
Bodie Golla

Bodie Golla

Board Member
Born and raised in Nevada Bodie has spent time serving in the U.S. Air Force; with over 10 years of experience in Law Enforcement and another 10 years in the Fire Service. Bodie is a Nationally Registered Paramedic and is currently employed full-time with the City of Ely Fire Department. In his spare time, Bodie enjoys time with his wife and family participating in outdoor activities.
Matthew Walker

Matthew Walker

CEO
Cozette Eldridge

Cozette Eldridge

Board Member

Careers in Our Clinics

Date
Job Title
Location
Date
Jan 17, 2023
Job Title
Patient Financial Services Rep. Full-Time

Requirements: Individual performs business office responsibilities with a high emphasis on customer service. Calls on self-pay patients to aid in getting insurance or additional information. Check for charity care qualifications, sliding fee, prescription discounts, and Access to Health. Helps patients with accounts and insurance payments/adjustments; this requires a full understanding of basic math. Candidate should have great attention to detail, have the ability to calculate refunds to patients and insurance carriers, prioritize work load as needed, and be reliable and honest. Have the ability to respond to changing work load and environment as seen appropriate by supervisor. Required Qualifications: Pass background check, High School Diploma or GED preferred, and pass a pre-employment drug test and physical. Please upload your resume with your application to be considered for this position. Pay range is $14.50 to $17.41 (depending on experience).

Location
William Bee Ririe Critical Access Hospital
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Date
Jan 17, 2023
Job Title
Respiratory Therapist - Full Time

A Respiratory Therapist works in a hospital environment to provide physicians with assistance related to respiratory therapy. As a team member, you will be performing diagnostic testing, collecting and analyzing blood gas specimens, documenting in medical records, performing EKG\'s and filing reports, formulating teaching plans for patients, Administering medical gasses, breathing therapy modalities, and approved medication, maintaining equipment, providing mechanical ventilation, performing pulmonary tests, assist with airway management in Labor and Delivery, stress tests and set up holter/event monitors.

Requirements: Current CRT or RRT license (Nevada), current BLS and ACLS with PALS and NRP obtained within six months of hire, demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to care for patients, and current Nevada Blood Technologist or General Supervisor License (or must apply for gas technologist license within 30 days of hire).

One year as a RT in a hospital setting preferred, ER and L&D experience preferred. This position will include weekends and call.

Location
William Bee Ririe Critical Access Hospital
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Date
Aug 1, 2022
Job Title
Accounting Clerk

The Accounting Clerk will perform complex clerical, bookkeeping, and accounting assignments and prepare accounting statements and financial reports. Prepares financial reports and various accounting statements. Posts journal entries to general ledger. Generates summary/reconciliation sheets to be used by supervisor or auditor. Reconciles various cash accounts.  Proofs accounting reports for clerical accuracy. Allocates expenditures to correct accounts according to departmental procedures. Performs other related duties as assigned. Thorough understanding of bookkeeping practices and procedures, with ability to train others in related practices and procedures. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to type at least 40 words per minute. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software. Knowledge of spreadsheets and accounting software. Please upload a resume to be considered for this posititon.

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Date
Jul 21, 2022
Job Title
Certified Nursing Assistant Full-Time

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.

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 C N A course
  • Previous hospital experience with 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. Pay range $15.00 to 18.65 (depending on experience).

Location
William Bee Ririe Critical Access Hospital
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Date
Jan 27, 2022
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
Dec 9, 2021
Job Title
Nurse Apprentice Full-Time

The Nurse Apprentice 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.

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 Nursing Fundamentals course at an accredited institution
  • Previous hospital experience with 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. Pay range $16.00 to $19.90 (depending on experience).

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
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. Please upload a resume to be considered for this position.

Location
William Bee Ririe Rural Health Clinic
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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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