Community Invited to Celebrate Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s 150th Anniversary

January 5, 2017

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center invites community members to its 150th anniversary celebration on January 11, 4-7 p.m., in the hospital’s main lobby, 214 East 23rd St.

“Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has a long and proud history of serving Laramie County, southeast Wyoming and the surrounding region,” said Patrick Madigan, CRMC’s interim chief executive officer. “It’s a heritage we are extremely proud of, and one that we invite our community to help us celebrate.”

CRMC was founded as a tent hospital by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1867, to care for workers injured while building the transcontinental railroad. It was purchased the next year for $125 by Cheyenne’s founding fathers.

“Over the past 150 years, our hospital has continued to grow in expertise and size as we have strived to meet the diverse medical needs of our region,” Madigan said. “The celebration will recognize the hard work of our providers, employees and volunteers through the years and will also acknowledge the historical role of city and county officials in establishing a county hospital to care for this region.”

The sesquicentennial celebration will include introductory remarks from Madigan and the CRMC board of trustees president, Bill Larson, followed by a three-minute video featuring current CRMC employees and highlighting several of the hospital’s historical milestones.

On display will be vintage photos of the hospital showing how it’s changed through the years in addition to a wall-sized timeline showing significant events from CRMC’s past and featuring the hospital’s new sesquicentennial logo.

The logo was designed by Joe Hunter, CRMC’s senior graphic designer. “It symbolizes our community hospital with roots that run deep and wide throughout our county,” Madigan said.

Demonstrations will also be provided of the hospital’s year-old da Vinci robotic surgical system and tele-health technology used to provide remote medical consultations throughout southern Wyoming.

In addition, CRMC’s food and nutrition services will provide specialty hors d’oeurvres and beverages.

“Over the past 150 years, our hospital has become a healthcare leader for the region. It’s been a privilege to be in this position of serving and caring and–with the support of our providers, employees, volunteers and community—one that we plan to be in for many more years to come,” Madigan said.