The Wyoming Institute of Population Health is a division of Cheyenne Regional. Its purpose is to help Wyoming communities and their healthcare providers develop a more proactive approach to patient care and population health management. This is done by reaching out to the residents of communities across Wyoming, beyond the traditional four walls of a hospital or a clinic to address the challenges of caring for frail or vulnerable populations and rising chronic disease rates, and delivering evidence-based preventive health services.
Each year, the Institute endows the community with a number of financial grants and benefits, including charity care for individuals who are unable to afford their medical bills. (Full report pending. Completion 2019)
At Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, our purpose is to nurture and improve the health of individuals and the quality of life for our community. To help ensure that more Laramie County residents have access to essential health and wellness services, Cheyenne Regional offers hospital-based programs and also partners with organizations that provide a vital safety net to individuals and families in need. Our community benefits show this continued commitment to our community.
Contributions to the Community
|Community Health Improvement Service||$1,190,571||$1,145,792||$1,168,033||$1,206,558||$1,122,170|
|Health Professions Education||$45,660||$0||$0||$109,627||$127,480|
|Subsidized Health Services||$9,527,233||$10,175,295||$9,209,389||$11,431,900||$8,009,273|
|Community Partner Grants and In-kind||$942,362||$702,020||$765,978||$881,393||$737,278|
|Community Building Activities||$1,550,458||$1,703,379||$1,468,516||$1,579,291||$1,042,346|
|Community Benefit Operations||$272,797||$299,583||$303,513||$304,604||$309,063|
|Financial Assistance at Cost||$4,732,427||$3,616,312||$4,103,863||$6,671,776||$5,012,340|
|Government Sponsored Health Care||$2,624,291||$3,071,724||$1,199,175||$1,028,660||$4,052,414|
|Total Community Benefit||$20,885,799||$20,714,105||$18,218,467||$23,213,809||$20,407,905|
|Unpaid Cost of Medicare||$20,024,318||$14,630,772||$11,636,174||$12,486,683||$11,581,642|
|Totals with Medicare||$40,910,117||$35,344,877||$29,854,641||$35,700,492||$31,989,547|
|Bad Debt at Cost||$12,424,752||$12,697,909||$13,448,227||$13,088,313||$12,922,465|
Community Health Improvement Plan
The Institute plays a key role, in partnership with the Laramie County Community Partnership, to integrate community resources in order to meet the healthcare needs of the community. Goals and strategies are set, and thereafter completed by focused action teams. This is a 2012 Report. 2018-19 CHNA and CHIP updates are currently underway.
Laramie County Needs Assessment
Every three years, a comprehensive study is done in Laramie County to determine the primary needs and/or gaps in the community—regarding healthcare, education, housing, and more. The findings are gathered into a document (titled, “Laramie County Needs Assessment”) that is shared with residents and stakeholders across the county.
For more comprehensive needs assessment data, please visit laramiecountyhealthmatters.org.