Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Foundation to Help Lymphedema Patients through GivingTuesday Initiative

November 25, 2019 Cheyenne, WY—On December 3 the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Foundation will be raising funds through the GivingTuesday initiative to buy high-quality compression garments for local lymphedema patients who cannot afford them. Lymphedema is a common side effect of cancer treatment and chronic vascular disease that results in painful swelling of the limbs. The condition can also lead to skin infections and often limits a person’s ability to move. Lymphedema can be successfully managed using a variety of therapy techniques, including manual lymph drainage, the use of compression garments, exercise and self-care education. “Unfortunately, many lymphedema patients cannot…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Provides MyChart Bedside App to Enhance Patient Communication, Education

November 20, 2019 Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center recently launched MyChart Bedside, a mobile- and tablet-based application that provides patients with information and education about their condition, treatment and hospital stay. Adult patients interested in using MyChart Bedside are given a complimentary tablet that allows them to view their lab results, vital signs, medications, prescription refill requests and upcoming hospital schedule and appointments. They can also learn more about their condition and medications, record important information, send messages to their nurses and doctors and find out more about members of their hospital care team. Information is not stored on the…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Named One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery

November 4, 2019 Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is one of “America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery,” according to Healthgrades, an online independent hospital and physician quality and safety ratings organization. This achievement was included in the Healthgrades 2020 analysis of top-performing hospitals that was released in October 2019. “This top 100 award is the result of a hospital-wide focus on quality care and service from our surgeons and their teams, our overall surgical services and also the providers and employees who care for our patients once they are out of surgery,” said Tim Thornell, CEO and President of…

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Cheyenne Resident Back to Active Lifestyle after Hip Replacement

October 2019 Phyllis O’Connor At 67, Cheyenne resident Phyllis O’Connor still walks daily and frequently travels with her husband, Jim. “We live a very active lifestyle,” Phyllis said. Even their vacations are often planned to include scenic walks and nature hikes. Last fall, though, Phyllis started having what she describes as “a few aches and pains” in her right hip. Despite the pain, she continued to walk a couple of miles a day and attended a Zumba class three times a week. “I wasn’t ready to stop doing the things I enjoy,” she said. By January,…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Group to Offer Online Access to Medical Care for Common Conditions

October 2019 Cheyenne, WY—In early November Cheyenne Regional Medical Group will offer a program that provides online access to medical care for Cheyenne-area adults with common health conditions. An affiliate of Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, CRMG will be the first and only medical group in Wyoming to offer the program, called SmartExam. “With SmartExam a patient can be diagnosed, treated and receive a prescription often within an hour from their computer or mobile device,” said CRMG President Kerry Slater. Patients using SmartExam will answer an online questionnaire about their current symptoms, medications and health history. Information will be reviewed by…

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