Brigham City, Utah — Brigham City Community Hospital is excited to announce the appointment of Derrick Walker, D.O, FACS, as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Brigham City Community Hospital.

Dr. Walker is a board certified general surgeon by the American Board of Surgery as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. As CMO for Brigham City Community Hospital, Dr. Walker will oversee the medical care and policies that help shape and improve the level of care preformed every day at this community hospital.

"We are very grateful for Dr. Walker's willingness to accept the CMO position and we look forward to utilizing his leadership skills in continuing to enhance our quality of care," said Richard Spuhler, CEO at Brigham City Community Hospital.

After he received his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences in 2000, Dr. Walker completed his General Surgery residency at United States Air Force Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, in Mississippi. Subsequent to completing his USAF commitment at Mountain Home Air Force in Idaho, he began practicing in Pullman, Washington for nine years. After that, he made the decision to relocate to his home town of Brigham City and has been practicing in the community since 2017.

Dr. Walker proudly served in the United States Air Force finishing his service in 2009 and received the prestigious Meritorious Service Medal. He also served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Director of Trauma, Kirkuk Region Air Base for five months. He received Air Combat Command's Surgeon of the Year and Field Grade Officer of the Year for the 366th Medical Operations Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho.

When Dr. Walker isn't in surgery, clinic or performing his CMO duties, he enjoys all outdoor activities, as well as spending time with his family.