Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Recognized as One of ‘100 Great Community Hospitals’

July 2, 2015 Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has been recognized one of “100 Great Hospitals” in the nation by Becker’s Hospital Review. The list is based on a hospital’s achievements, quality of patient care and patient services. This is the second year in a row for CRMC to be named to the list. “To be selected as one of the nation’s top 100 community hospitals is an honor and is also validation that we are providing the kind of care that our community expects and deserves,” said Craig Luzinski, CRMC’s vice president of performance optimization. “Our physicians and employees…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Announces Use of New Robotic Arm for Partial Knee, Total Hip Replacements

June 1, 2015 New Technology Provides High Level of Accuracy Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is the first and only hospital in Wyoming to offer partial knee replacement and total hip replacement procedures using MAKOplasty®, a surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that enables accurate alignment and placement of implants. “Accuracy is key in planning and performing both partial knee and total hip procedures,” said Dr. Jean Basta, an orthopedic surgeon with Cheyenne Orthopaedics and the first surgeon in Wyoming to use the MAKOplasty system, to perform a partial knee replacement. “For a good outcome, you need to align and position…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Recognized for Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections

May 6, 2015 Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has been recognized by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health and the Wyoming Infection Prevention Advisory Group for achieving excellence in infection prevention. The recognition was given during Mountain-Pacific’s Fifth Annual Infection Prevention Conference in Casper last month. CRMC received an award for having no catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in its Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in 2014. CRMC was also one of two Wyoming hospitals presented with a Merit award for its efforts to reduce healthcare-associated infections both within its system and across the state. “We have worked very hard at integrating a…

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Laramie County Community Partnership Named a Finalist in National Initiative to Improve Local Health and Well-being

April 2015 (Partnership Includes Cheyenne Regional Medical Center) Laramie County Community Partnership (LCCP) officials announced this week that it has been named one of 57 finalists being considered for grant funding from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to become a leading community on health improvement, as part of an initiative known as SCALE (Spreading Community Accelerators through Learning and Evaluation). With two years of grant support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, SCALE will work with communities to improve health and spread effective community-driven approaches across the United States. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is member of the LCCP, with…

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Cheyenne Regional’s Emergency Department Adopts New Protocol to Reduce Prescription Pain Medication Abuse

March 25, 2015 Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s emergency department will start a new protocol on April 1 meant to reduce the abuse of prescription pain medications and to also ensure that patients requiring regular pain relief are receiving ongoing care from an appropriate medical professional. “The abuse of prescription pain drugs is a serious public health problem in the United States,” said Tracy Garcia, Cheyenne Regional’s director of trauma and emergency services. “Prescription pain medicines now account for more overdose deaths than heroin and cocaine combined and also outnumber motor vehicle-related deaths,” Garcia said. Another reason for concern is…

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