Bob joined Community Medical Center in 2021. Prior to joining Community, he served as CEO for Canyon Vista Medical Center in Sierra Vista, Arizona. He has served in several executive leadership roles for other healthcare organizations, including as president of St. Charles Bend and Redmond hospitals, part of St. Charles Health System in Bend, Oregon; CEO of St. Charles Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Prineville, Oregon; and vice president of physician services of St. Peter’s Hospital in Helena, Montana, among others. Prior to his career in healthcare administration, Bob served in the United States Air Force, where he retired as a healthcare administrator and held roles in various facilities both stateside and in Europe. Most notably, he was assigned as a healthcare consultant for the office of the Air Force Surgeon General, directing over 80 hospitals and clinics worldwide.
Bob earned a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Health Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and obtained his CPPS certificate (Certified Professional in Patient Safety).
Dr. Stephens brings more than 20 years of experience as a practicing physician, including more than 10 of those years here at Community Medical Center as a neonatologist, NICU medical director and developmental-behavioral pediatrician (one of only two in the state). As CMO, Dr. Stephens oversees all clinical care, with a focus on patient safety, clinical quality and physician engagement.
Dr. Stephens earned her MD at Northwestern University Medical School. After her pediatrics residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Dr. Stephens completed both a neonatal/perinatal medicine fellowship and a developmental/behavioral pediatrics fellowship at Brown University/Women and Infants’ Hospital / Rhode Island Hospital. She was previously the president of the Medical Staff for Community Medical Center and currently holds an academic appointment of clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. In addition to her new role as the CMO, Dr. Stephens will continue to oversee clinical care in the NICU, as well as maintain her developmental behavioral pediatrics practice.
She also invests in the community by serving as the medical director of the Child Development Center in Missoula and the Mother’s Milk Bank of Montana and serves on the board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Montana.
Sandy Leggett, RN, DNP, MSN, MBA
Chief Nursing Officer (Interim)
Sandy joined Community Medical Center in the fall of 2023 as the interim chief nursing officer bringing more than thirty years of nursing and leadership experience. She is passionate about keeping patients and families in the center of care and doing the right thing. Sandy finished her Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2021 from the University of Central Arkansas. She also holds an MBA from Webster University and a Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is also a Master Trainer in Crucial Conversations, Certified in A-3 Practical Problem Solving, BLS and ACLS Certified and a Certified Black Belt in LEAN Six Sigma.
Sandee Mahoney joined Community Medical Center in 2014 after holding various leadership roles in healthcare finance in Montana and Eastern Washington. She is responsible for accounting, materials management and revenue cycle operations, including patient billing, coding and care management. A native Montanan, Sandee grew up in Great Falls, and holds a BS in Accounting and Economics from Carroll College and is Certified Public Accountant.
Jim Gillhouse joined Community Medical Center in 2016 after holding leadership roles in physician services / practice management at Providence St. Patrick Hospital. He is a responsible for hospital strategic and operational leadership. Gillhouse grew up in Ronan and played college basketball for Concordia College in Moorhead, MN where he was a leading scorer and team captain. He holds a B.S. in Healthcare Administration from Concordia College and an MBA from The University of Montana.
Hollie Nagel joined Community Medical Center in 2018 bringing extensive expertise to the hospital. She started her career as a unit clerk during nursing school, was a L&D nurse for 15 years and has worked in quality risk management. Progressive leadership experience started as charge nurse, clinical coordinator and quality risk management director.
Hollie holds a BSN from Auburn University and an MSN from Sacred Heart University. She is certified in Inpatient Obstetrics, Electronic Fetal Monitoring and has obtained her CPPS certificate (Certified Professional in Patient Safety).