CRMC earns American College of Radiology Accreditation in Computed Tomography

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) was awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions. This is a voluntary review process that CRMC participated in to ensure national standards of care are being met to provide better care to patients by making sure radiology staff are well-qualified and equipment meets safety guidelines. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Earns National Recognition for Stroke Treatment

November 12, 2021 The American Heart Association presents Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus award for commitment to prioritizing quality care for stroke patients Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines®️-Stroke Quality Achievement Award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. “We are very proud of the care we provide to our patients and our community and to have received this award once again,” said Dr. Tracie Caller, Cheyenne Regional Medical Group neurologist. Stroke is the No. 5 cause of…

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A Painted Picture: A Nurse’s Covid Story

August 30, 2021 With a Heavy Heart I kiss my son’s forehead as I leave for work before the sun rises. Just a few more moments of silence to myself before I apply my mask and exit my vehicle where I make my way up to my floor, the Covid floor. I take one last deep breath as I look in the mirror before I walk out of the break room to start my shift. I’ll finish a long day after about 13 hours and if I haven’t missed the sunset, I might go for a much needed run. I’ll…

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On the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Respiratory Therapist’s Firsthand Account

D’Andra Martinez has been with Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) for more than five years. She started out working as an EMT (emergency technician) in the Emergency Department. She really liked the work and her colleagues there, she said, but “it was hard to get to know patients because we saw so many of them every day.” D’Andra decided being a respiratory therapist (RT) would be a better fit so returned to school to get her RT degree. D’Andra was set to graduate last May, and then the pandemic hit. “I was given an emergency license and was allowed to…

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CRMC Lab Earns Three Accreditations

February 2020 Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s laboratory was recently accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) on January 11 and the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) on January 16. “These accreditations showcase the competence and dedication to high quality work of our laboratory staff,” said Kerry Ruadil, CRMC Laboratory Director. Each accreditation includes a checklist to ensure the lab is proficient in quality management, specimen collection, water quality and the quality of collecting, processing and testing blood products. CAP accreditation helps laboratories maintain accuracy of test results, ensure accurate patient diagnosis, manage changes in laboratory medicine and technology…

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