Our Founder

Our Founder

Compassion, Passion, and Sacrifice

Dr. Donald Kougl founded HealthReach in 1985 while working as an Emergency Medicine Specialist in Cheyenne. He was the President of Emergency Medical Physicians (EMP) which contracted with hospitals in Wyoming and South Dakota and as far away as Washington State to provide Emergency Physicians. He believed in the value of independent, physician owned services.

A man of compassion, he always treated his patients at HealthReach with care and respect. Often he would call his patients after having seen them to follow up on the patient's health. It was Dr. Don Kougl who always insisted on quality care for his patients. He had a passion to care for all who entered the doors of HealthReach. He never sacrificed the integrity of himself or his employees while providing care to residents of Cheyenne and the surrounding areas. His vision for providing quality care has continued to be a valuable asset to HealthReach.

On November 13, 2011, the community of Cheyenne lost one of the true visionaries in the region. We lost a friend and a mentor. Thank you Dr. Don Kougl for HealthReach and the opportunity to continue your legacy and passion for proving quality care to the Cheyenne residents and surrounding areas.