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News Wayne Gillis Named Great Falls Clinic Hospital CEO

Wayne Gillis Named Great Falls Clinic Hospital CEO &
Vicki Newmiller Named Great Falls Clinic Administrator

October 8, 2020 – Please join us in welcoming Mr. Wayne Gillis as the CEO of the Great Falls Clinic Hospital. Wayne joins the Clinic after serving as the Chief Clinical Information Officer at Wake Forest Baptist Health System where he managed all hands-on IT operational aspects of service delivery for 5 hospital systems, a research organization and a medical school. In addition to his role at WFBH, Wayne has held senior executive leadership roles in healthcare operations as CEO, COO and CNO.

Wayne’s diversified background creates a pleasant fit within the Great Falls market. His experience in operations, clinical, IT and hospital expansion will assist in strengthening the local leadership team and the Clinic’s market position within Great Falls. His leadership style is portrayed through innovative and collaborative thinking, a high level of integrity, and the ability to envision and create positive outcomes.

Wayne has been married for 34 years and has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys raising horses and skiing. Wayne relocated to Great Falls from North Carolina with his family several weeks ago.

In addition to this announcement, Vicki Newmiller has chosen to lead the Great Falls Clinic and serve at the Clinic’s Administrator. Vicki’s relationships with

photo of Vicki Newmiller

Vicki Newmiller, Administrator

the Clinic’s providers and active involvement in the Great Falls community will allow the Clinic to continue to grow and serve their patients. Vicki’s experience is well-suited to focus on key Clinic issues such as technology, access and workflow. In addition, she will be responsible for the recruiting and retention of providers, developing new and existing service lines, and for providing exceptional care to the patients we serve.

Vicki has made this choice to create more balance between work and family. Her passion and commitment for our patients, employees and providers is second to none. We are grateful that she has chosen to stay and continue to contribute to the growth of the Clinic. She will continue to be a part of the executive leadership team and will partner with Dr. Anna Earl, our Medical Director of the GF clinic. Vicki will also assist with the transition of Wayne into the CEO role in the coming months.

Both parties entered their new roles on Monday, September 28, 2020.

Welcome to the team, Wayne! Thank you Vicki for you 7 years of service as the CEO of the Great Falls Clinic. Your accomplishments and drive have led the Great Falls Clinic to the successful and strong organization that it is today!

About the Great Falls Clinic:

In 1917, four visionary medical leaders opened a world-class comprehensive health care center, with an integrated team of specialists and a personal approach to wellness—far from an urban center. Today, the Clinic is Montana’s largest independent group of physicians, providing the greater Great Falls area with a vast range of health services: diverse specialty medical clinics, a warm and caring hospital, urgent care clinics, family practice, vision services, and a surgical center.

As a provider-led organization, the Clinic is committed to recruiting the most contemporary medical staff, harnessing the power of the latest medical technologies, continually striving for advancement, and above all, working as a team to meet the health needs of the 225,000 residents living in our 17 local counties.

The Great Falls Clinic is committed to improving the health and wellness of our community by providing the best healthcare possible. To schedule an appointment with a primary care provider or specialist, please call 406.454.2171

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