Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
I joined North Canyon Medical Center in April, 2014. I’m originally from Logan, Utah and I attended Utah State University which ultimately led me to a Masters of Healthcare Administration at the University of Minnesota. I started in healthcare on the clinical side while pursuing interests in physical therapy and then transitioned to the administrative side. While working for a number of healthcare organizations throughout the country I realized that I enjoyed the lifestyle in the West and wanted to find an organization that reconnected me to the personal touch of healthcare. My family and I reside in Gooding, Idaho and we enjoy being active with sports, music, and the outdoors.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Over the last 25 years, I have been privileged to develop my financial management skills at a variety of different companies, both privately held and publicly traded. I was honored to join the North Canyon team, at the beginning of 2022, and truly look forward to making a positive impact in the incredible communities we serve.
My Bachelors degree was earned at Brigham Young University (Provo, UT), while playing collegiate soccer for the Cougars. I then completed my MBA in Finance at San Diego State University (San Diego, CA).
Outside of my career ventures, my family is where I like to spend my time. I have been married for 26 years and have 3 amazing children. We enjoy all forms of outdoor recreation and basically anything that drives competition. I still enjoy playing “old man soccer” and I have been coaching this amazing sport for over 20 years.
Chief People Officer
My journey with North Canyon Medical Center began in 2011 as a Human Resource Assistant. Since then, I have worked as a Human Resource Advisor in a variety of industries including oil and gas and specialty chemicals, but it was always the small community hospital in Gooding that held my heart. After several years of living in the south, my family and I realized that Idaho was truly home so we moved back in 2018. I was blessed to return to NCMC as the Human Resource Director in 2019 and look forward to contributing to the amazing growth that has taken place over the past decade, including continuing to build partnerships that enhance our facility such as our relationship with the Mayo Clinic. There is nothing more rewarding than feeling part of a shared vision, of something larger than oneself. My role in the organization is to recruit and retain the area’s top talent so we can continue to deliver quality patient care to the community. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Idaho and an MBA in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University. I sincerely believe NCMC is the premier healthcare organization in the region and my goal is to make us the employer of choice in the Magic Valley.
Chief Nursing Officer
My adventure with North Canyon Medical Center started in 2014 and it has been an amazing ride. The growth of the organization has brought with it many challenges, which I believe were important steppingstones to prepare me for the CNO position. Expanding my skills and knowledge throughout this journey has always been of importance to me. I have a Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Science Nursing Informatics from Western Governor University. My expertise is in both the EMR and clinical side of nursing and I enjoy mentoring my staff and assisting with conflict management and mitigation. In my tenure at North Canyon, I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of nursing roles including LPN in Family Medicine, Clinical IT, RN in the Medical-Surgical and Emergency Departments, and as Nurse Manager prior being named CNO. I am proud to be part of this wonderful organization and look forward to being part of its continued success and growth.
Business Development Director
Mak Danhounsrou leads North Canyon’s Business Development, with responsibility for Strategy, Marketing, and Philanthropy. He was previously a Managing Member for Boulder Creek Transportation (BCT), a Private pay NEMT located in Boulder County Colorado. Mak was responsible for the company’s increasing expansion efforts into adjacent counties.
Before joining BCT, Mak served in Support Services and operations leadership roles at Sutter Health-Mill Peninsula Medical Center.
Mak earned a Master of Sciences in Healthcare Management and Policy from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Syracuse University.
Scott Dayley, MBA, MLS (ASCP)cm
Ancillary Services Director
I have been with North Canyon Medical Center since November 2010 and have seen the organization grow to what it is now. I was born and raised in Idaho and enjoy the small-town feel. Since 2001, I have had the opportunity to work for different health care systems across the state but have always been drawn back to the smaller close-knit facilities. I started in the laboratory as a phlebotomist and that set me on the path of working on a Bachelors in Clinical Laboratory Science degree at Idaho State University. Upon completion, I worked as a Medical Laboratory Scientist for a few years and decided it was time to go back to school to complete a Master of Business Administration with a Health Care emphasis at Northwest Nazarene University.
Toni Gauger, CHC
Compliance & Risk Director
Having been born and raised in rural Montana I’ve seen first-hand the benefit of the services that critical access hospitals and rural health clinics bring to small communities. I began my healthcare journey as a surgical assistant/ophthalmic tech for a private eye care center. Almost immediately it was clear that my passion was on the administrative side of patient care. In 2008, I transitioned to a regulatory role focused on compliance, risk management, and quality, that allowed me to support rural and underserved communities by helping them meet the ever-changing regulatory demands of healthcare. I feel very fortunate to live and work in the Gooding community and be a part of the growth and excellence that is North Canyon Medical Center.
Physician Services Director
Joining the North Canyon team in April 2021 was the culmination of several goals for me and my family. Included in those goals was being part of a community and a care team focused on providing high quality care for rural communities. I started my healthcare career after completing master’s degrees in business and healthcare administration. As an intern and then leader at a startup called Health Catalyst, I learned the value of data analytics and process improvement. Just prior to joining North Canyon, I worked for the University of Utah managing two primary care practices and a large multispecialty practice where I developed a respect for the life changing care physicians and their teams can provide. I’m grateful to be part of an organization like North Canyon that is focused on our patients and powered by excellence. My wife grew up in Dietrich, ID, not too far from the medical center. We have three children who love sports and the outdoors. I am a fly-fishing enthusiast and enjoy training and hunting over bird dogs.