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Tom Schumacher

Director of Operations

In his role as Director of Operations, Tom Schumacher handles the oversight and development of primary care, specialty care, and ancillary services in all Barrett Hospital & HealthCare outpatient clinics. His background as a physical therapist assists him in looking at outpatient operations from both clinical and business perspectives. In this work, Tom strives to help Barrett Hospital & HealthCare improve and grow outpatient clinic services, so the medical staff can support even more patients on a day-to-day basis. He works closely with other members of the leadership team to ensure Barrett Hospital & HealthCare can offer all services that are vital to the community, delivering them in the most compassionate and effective method possible.

Tom chose a career path in healthcare because he was committed to helping people, including both patients and those who care for patients. In his current work, he enjoys being able to support and develop Barrett Hospital & HealthCare team members, so they can deliver an exceptional level of care. Tom knows healthcare is truly a team effort, and he understands how vital it is that each team member knows his or her unique role well, so care can be provided, and the hospital can function.

Before arriving at Barrett Hospital & HealthCare, Tom served as Manager Inpatient (Medical-Surgical) of Physical Therapy at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, WI, where he learned much about health systems and different care-delivery models. Tom holds many different project-management certifications, including a green belt certification in Lean Six Sigma, a professional-development training course focused on process improvement. He is currently working toward his American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) designation.

Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and he also holds a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As his time allows, Tom likes to give back to the community, including by serving as Vice Chair for the Mental Health Local Advisory Council and by helping put together events like the Beaverhead Marathon. Tom appreciates the Dillon community’s values of hard work, friendship, and watching out for one another, which is why his family chose to move away from the city and to the Dillon area. He loves the outdoor lifestyle in southwest Montana, as well, and enjoys spending time hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing.

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