At Hot Springs Health our goal is to always provide our patients with nothing but the best in quality care and patient experience. I am confident that by choosing us as your health care provider, you will see our commitment to being the healthcare provider and employer of choice in our region. Hot Springs Health is also proud to be the only teaching hospital in Wyoming; offering med-students the opportunity to learn from our highly qualified providers.
The future for Hot Springs health is bright. We are excited to continue partnering with local and regional individuals and entities that allow us to offer expertise, resources, and specialty care right here close to home.
It is our expectation that each and every healthcare employee at Hot Springs Health will play their part in creating an exceptional experience for you.
Thank you for trusting Hot Springs Health with all your healthcare needs.
Scott Alwin, PT, MHA, ACHE, CPXP
CEO Hot Springs Health
Hot Springs Health has a board dedicated to the quality and stability of the hospital. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds and truly represent the community.
Scott, a native of western Kansas, earned his Master’s in Physical Therapy in 1999 from Des Moines University and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration in 2006 from Regis University, Denver. Scott has practiced as a Physical Therapist and Rehab Director primarily in small rural communities beginning in eastern Colorado, and then Western Nebraska (Alliance). From clinical work and departmental supervision, Scott progressed to the role of Practice Administrator and then Chief Ancillary Officer at Box Butte General Hospital in Alliance. Prior to relocating to Thermopolis, Scott served as the Director of Service Excellence and Patient Experience at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, NE. Scott came to Thermopolis in December of 2021 as the Chief Clinical Officer for HSH and was selected to serve as the CEO for Hot Springs Health in July, 2022.
Scott is a Certified Patient Experience Professional, is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and currently serves on the Thermopolis-Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
In his spare time Scott enjoys camping, gardening, and raising Labrador retrievers.
Kevin brings a depth of healthcare finance experience to the CFO role at Hot Springs Health. Born in rural Minnesota, Kevin attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration/Accounting. Kevin spent a couple years early in his career in Public Accounting auditing and preparing Medicare Cost Reports for rural hospitals throughout Minnesota and the Dakotas. During that time he passed the Certified Public Accounts exam after which he went directly into the industry as a Chief Financial Officer at a hospital in his home state of Minnesota. During that time Kevin developed a cost accounting/decision support database product. He took this product into a small business opportunity and began consulting with hospitals throughout the US which lasted 12 years.
Having a desire to get back directly into the industry, Kevin worked at facilities in North Carolina, back to Minnesota and then to Juneau Alaska before settling in Thermopolis. He feels blessed to have experienced and seen the beauty and wonder of the country throughout his travels during his career. He enjoys hiking, camping, skiing and just about anything outdoors. Experiences that he shares with his longtime companion, Maria who shares his passion for the outdoors.
Kevin is responsible for financial reporting and recordkeeping, cash management, revenue cycle and daily financial activities. His administrative duties include Finance, Patient Financial Services, Health Information Services, Purchasing and Information Technology.
Linda is a Human Resources professional with over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare environment, over 15 of which have been in HR. She is nationally certified as a Senior Human Resources Professional (SHRM-SCP) through the Society of Human Resources Management and has been the Chief Human Resources Officer at Hot Springs Health since 2019. Her areas of expertise include recruitment, employee relations and HR ethics.
Her family, including her husband and dogs and her grown children and grandchildren, are the focus of her life. As a longtime Wyoming resident, Linda also enjoys outdoor adventure, such as kayaking, fishing, hiking, hunting, and exploring.
Verlene’s career path has allowed her to serve in a variety of organizations like Mayo Clinic in MN, Providence Health in the Pacific Northwest, the Aultman Health Foundation in OH, and most recently as an executive team member for the WellStar Medical Group. While with the WellStar Medical Group, Verlene integrated its West Georgia physician practices group into the hospital-based WMG system; collaborating with the teams to increase revenue streams and patient access through efficient operations, incorporated value-based provider compensation, and lead strong physician and community partnerships.
Verlene earned her masters of health care administration degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia. She is board- certified by ACHE and holds the ACHE Fellow designation. Verlene has served on several American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) national and regional committees and is a recipient of the ACHE Early Career Award. Verlene is also an involved alumna at the University of Missouri, serving as a mentor to graduate students.
Having lost both of her parents at an early age; being their primary caregiver and seeing first hand the difficulty of obtaining medical care in an underserved rural community, left a lasting impression on Verlene. This life experience would become a key driver in her ultimate goal of returning to a rural environment and making a difference.
Verlene wanted to learn best practices from high performing organizations, and then take those years of experience, practice, and career-long commitment, and use that knowledge to serve and improve care in a rural environment.
Verlene’s family, including her husband, grown children and three granddaughters, are the center of her life. Her favorite things include spending time with loved ones, enjoying the outdoors and living a simple well balanced live.
Verlene joined HSH in 2021 as a consultant with HealthTech, and accepted the Chief Physician Clinics Officer shortly thereafter.
Dan has been with Hot Springs Health since 2017 after graduating from St. Louis College of Pharmacy as a Doctor of Pharmacy. He served 5 years as the Director of Pharmacy at Hot Springs Health before joining the executive team as the Chief Clinical Officer in 2022. He currently has over 10 years’ experience in multiple facets of healthcare and will continue to build on his diverse experiences when he completes his MBA in Healthcare Management in 2023.
Dan and his family find their passions in the outdoors by way of hunting, fishing, and camping. He enjoys participating in recreational sports and occasionally daydreaming about his collegiate basketball days.