Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming names Spicer to Board of Directors

CHEYENNE – Rock Springs native Thomas E. Spicer, MD, has recently been named to the Board of Directors for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming.

“Tom Spicer is well-recognized and highly respected for both his medical experience and his public service to Wyoming. His deep understanding of Wyoming and its rural health challenges will be a valuable asset as we work to maintain access to quality, affordable care for Wyoming residents,” said Rick Schum, President and CEO. “He has served as a physician, a volunteer in community activities, and an appointed member of many boards and commissions, including the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees. We are very fortunate to have him join our board.”

“I look forward to being involved with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming and serving on the board during a time of such important healthcare discussions in Wyoming,” Spicer said. “Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming is a healthcare leader in our state and I’m honored to be working with them.”

In addition to his practice, Dr. Spicer has participated in numerous statewide and community activities including the Western Wyoming Community College Board of Trustees, the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees, the Sweetwater County Airport Board, and the Wyoming Admissions Committee for the WWAMI medical education program for Wyoming students.

Dr. Spicer retired from practice as a plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic, reconstructive and hand surgery in Rock Springs in 2010. He is a graduate of the University of Wyoming and the University of Washington School of Medicine. He was an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Prior to his retirement, he completed terms as Chief of Surgery and Medical Staff President at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.

He has been recognized as the Wyoming Physician of the Year and received the Distinguished Alumnus Award for the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences in 2002.

About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming (BCBSWY), a not-for-profit health insurer and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, provides access to high quality healthcare coverage, services and programs to help our members make the best healthcare decisions and get the best care. With 10 locations across Wyoming, we provide hometown service to residents and businesses while serving people and charitable organizations in communities around the state. Learn more about us at BCBSWY.com.

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