January 6, 2016
Alliance to Provide Enhanced Pediatric Care Close to Home
Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) officials announced today that CRMC and its affiliated medical group are forming a care alliance with Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) and its University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine faculty providers to enhance medical care provided to infants and pediatric patients in Laramie County and the surrounding region. The care alliance creates a partnership between CRMC and Children’s Colorado that enhances care locally and streamlines care coordination when a patient needs care that can’t be provided in the local community.
“Specialists from Children’s Colorado and the CU School of Medicine have worked closely with local pediatricians and other primary care providers for many years to ensure children in this region have access to specialized care in endocrinology, cardiology, hematology, oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation,” said Dr. Andrew Rose, a pediatrician with Cheyenne Children’s Clinic and Cheyenne Regional Medical Group. “This care alliance expands on that foundation and will enhance the capabilities of Cheyenne Regional Medical Center to provide care to infants and children in southeastern Wyoming.”
The CU School of Medicine, in affiliation with Children’s Colorado, has hosted specialty outreach clinics for children in Cheyenne and the outlying region for several decades. Specialists affiliated with Children’s Colorado also travel monthly to CRMC to provide interdisciplinary, continuing education lectures on perinatal, neonatal and pediatric topics to local physicians, providers, nurses and other hospital staff in addition to University of Wyoming family medicine residents and faculty.
Children’s Colorado has a long history of partnering with community hospitals to provide pediatric care close to home. As the only top 5 ranked pediatric hospital in the Western United States, Children’s Colorado believes children across the Western United States should be able to benefit from the knowledge and experience of its pediatric experts. Through care alliances, care is provided in partnership with local hospitals, providers and caregivers, making it possible for children and families to access the expertise available at Children’s Colorado in their home communities.
We are thrilled about the opportunity to expand our longstanding relationship with CRMC and its affiliate providers,” said Jena Hausmann, president and CEO of Children’s Colorado. “This care alliance supports Children’s Colorado’s intentions to provide care locally for kids and families throughout the region.”
Over the next few months, CRMC and Children’s Colorado will conduct a needs assessment and prioritize enhancements in the areas of staff education, shared protocols, outpatient specialty clinics and support of CRMC’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and pediatric services.
“The care alliance between CRMC and Children’s Colorado is viewed favorably by local pediatricians and primary care providers,” said Margo Karsten, chief executive officer of CRMC and its affiliated medical group, Cheyenne Regional Medical Group. “Our hospital and medical community want the best for our patients, their families and our community. This agreement will help ensure our children and their families have the specialty care they need, when they need it—with most of it being provided close to home.”
About Cheyenne Regional
Cheyenne Regional is Wyoming’s largest comprehensive healthcare system, serving southeastern Wyoming, western Nebraska and northern Colorado, with more than 180 physicians, 2,000 employees and 250 volunteers. At the heart of the system is Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, a 222-bed tertiary hospital offering a regional trauma center and home to the Wyoming Heart & Vascular Institute as well as the only cancer center in Wyoming accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Also part of the system is Cheyenne Regional Medical Group, the state’s largest medical group with more than 70 providers and 17 clinics. Cheyenne Regional provides a full continuum of care, from birth through end of life, including the Davis Hospice Center, an inpatient facility known throughout the region for its quality of care. Cheyenne Regional is also home to the Wyoming Institute of Population Health, focused on taking a more proactive approach to patient care and population health management and the only service of its kind in Wyoming. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center was selected in 2014 and 2015 by Becker’s Hospital Review as being “One of 100 Great Community Hospitals” in the United States and was recognized by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine for being a “Most Wired” hospital in 2014 and 2015. In addition, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center was recently named by the Healthgrades® quality ratings firm as being one of America’s “100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery” and being in the top 10 percent in the nation for overall orthopedic and cardiology services. For more information, visit www.cheyenneregional.org
About Children’s Hospital Colorado
Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children’s Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well-being of children. Continually acknowledged as one of the nation’s outstanding pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and ranked 5th on its Best Children’s Hospitals 2015-16 Honor Roll, Children’s Colorado is known for both its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research, education and advocacy programs, as well as comprehensive everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. Children’s Colorado is the winner of the 2015 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize, and is a 2015 Most Wired hospital according to Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Children’s Colorado also is recognized for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Centers and has been designated a Magnet® hospital since 2005. The hospital’s family-centered, collaborative approach combines the nation’s top pediatric doctors, nurses and researchers to pioneer new approaches to pediatric medicine. With urgent, emergency and specialty care locations throughout Metro Denver and Southern Colorado, including its main campus on the Anschutz Medical Campus, Children’s Colorado provides a full spectrum of pediatric specialties. For more information, visit www.childrenscolorado.org and connect with Children’s Colorado on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.