Cheyenne Regional’s Transitional Care Unit Receives Five-Star Overall Rating

March 19, 2014 Cheyenne, WY–Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s Transitional Care Unit (TCU) has been given the highest rating of five-stars overall by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS is the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes and other long-term skilled nursing care facilities. The five-star rating is included in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Nursing Homes, which highlights the top nursing homes in each state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. The ratings cover more than 16,000 nursing homes nationwide and are freely available at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes. CRMC’s TCU is a 16-bed…

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Cervical Spine Surgery Preserves Neck Motion

PCM Cervical Disc March 11, 2014 Cheyenne, WY– Judson Cook, M.D., a neurological surgeon with Summit Spine & Neurosurgery Associates, is the first surgeon in Wyoming to perform cervical disc replacement surgery using a new motion-preserving device known as PCM® Cervical Disc. The surgery was performed at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in early 2014. The PCM Cervical Disc is one of the more recently approved, newer generation total cervical disc replacement systems. Dr. Cook has used other first-generation disc replacement systems in the past with good long-term success, he said. “The PCM Cervical Disc was designed…

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New Emergency Department Opens Dec. 2 for Patient Care

November 2013 Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center will open its new emergency department for patient care on December 2, 5 a.m. The emergency department had originally been scheduled to open October 28. The opening was postponed due to a problem with an internal communications system. “We appreciate everyone’s support and patience as we worked through the issue with the communications system,” said Tracy Garcia, Cheyenne Regional’s clinical director of trauma and emergency services. “That system is up and running, so now we can focus on making the transition to the new facility.”

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