General Surgeon Dr. Cox to Retire After 36 Years of Service


Press Release

After 36 years of devoted service at Castleview Hospital, Wayne Cox, M.D., general surgeon, has announced plans to retire at the beginning of February.

“Dr. Cox has defined what local health care means to this community,” said Mark Holyoak, Castleview CEO. “We are honored and privileged to have worked with him for all of these years and are grateful for all he has done to help us advance our mission of making communities healthier. There is no doubt he will be greatly missed, but we are genuinely excited for him to step into retirement.”

Dr. Cox received his medical degree from the University of Utah Medical School in Salt Lake City. After medical school, Dr. Cox completed a five-year residency at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan before joining Castleview as a general surgeon. Board certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Cox has made immeasurable contributions to healthcare and the community of Carbon and Emery counties over the course of his career. He has performed over 14,000 surgeries here at Castleview in his 36 years of practice and just in the past four years has performed approximately 770 colonoscopies.

“I am so thankful to the men and women who entrusted me with their care over the last 36 years,” said Dr. Cox. “It has truly been a privilege serving this community, and while I am looking forward to retirement, I am going miss practicing alongside so many incredible people who have made my entire career such a wonderful experience.”

Effective March 3, Dr. Kyle Jeffery and Dr. Jon Pressett will begin seeing Dr. Cox’s previous patients, as well as accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Pressett, please call 435-637-4590. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeffery, please call 435-637-7874.

Castleview Hospital will honor Dr. Cox with a retirement party on February 9, located in the Castleview Classroom from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This special celebration will be open to the public.

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