Cheyenne Regional Medical Center News

There’s a lot going on at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, and one way we share news about new technology and services and upcoming events is by sending out news releases. We keep many of these releases on our website for several months, and sometimes for a year or more, in case a reporter or community member would like access to the information after the fact. Please note that most of the news releases below are from previous months and years. If you have any questions about the date of a particular news release, please feel free to call CRMC’s Marketing Dept. at 307-633-7461.


Plasma Donations from Recovered COVID-19 Patients Needed to Help the Critically Ill

May 6, 2020 Cheyenne, WY – Vitalant has launched a program to treat COVID-19 patients with blood plasma donated by people who have recovered from the disease. Known as “convalescent plasma,” this blood component contains antibodies that may give patients an extra boost to fight their illness. Locally and in coordination with Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Vitalant is working to identify willing and qualified donors. “As the world looks for ways to fight this deadly virus, we’re proud to be partnering with Vitalant in an effort to successfully treat COVID-19 patients,” said CRMC President and CEO Tim Thornell. “We’ll continue…

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Federal Health Insurance Marketplace Offers Special Enrollment Period for Wyoming Residents Impacted by COVID-19

April 30, 2020 Enroll Wyoming Navigators Provide Free Enrollment Help Cheyenne, WY—Wyoming residents who have recently lost their employer-based health insurance coverage can receive free assistance from Enroll Wyoming navigators to determine if they are eligible to enroll for coverage through the federal health insurance marketplace. “COVID-19 has impacted thousands of individuals and families in Wyoming. Those who have lost employer-based health insurance due to COVID-19, or for other reasons, may be eligible to enroll for coverage through the special enrollment period (SEP) that’s offered by the marketplace,” said Enroll Wyoming Navigator Rachel Martinez. An SEP typically begins at the…

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CRMC Emergency Department Now Offers Virtual Visits

April 29, 2020 Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is now offering virtual visits to its emergency department for patients with symptoms of COVID-19 or who need emergency care for non-life-threatening conditions. Community members can use a smartphone or computer or tablet with video capability to log into the site at cheyenneregional.org/virtualED. After logging in, the patient will be registered and placed briefly in a virtual waiting room while the emergency department clinician connects to the site. “We are providing this virtual, or telehealth, option specifically for Laramie County residents who have symptoms of COVID-19 and would like to be assessed from home,”…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Achieves Magnet® Recognition

April 24, 2020 Magnet recognition is the highest national honor for nursing excellence. Cheyenne, WY — Cheyenne Regional Medical Center officials announced today that CRMC has achieved Magnet recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. With this credential, CRMC joins the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations. Just 520 U.S. healthcare organizations out of over 6,300 U.S. hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition. “Magnet recognition provides our community with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of patient…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Foundation Postpones Denim & Diamonds ‘Celebrating the Wild Wild West’ Gala

April 23, 2020 Cheyenne, WY—The Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Foundation has announced the postponement of their annual Denim & Diamonds fundraiser until June 2021. This year’s “Celebrating the Wild Wild West” gala was scheduled for June 26, 2020, at Little America Hotel & Resort. The fundraiser sought to raise funds for medical equipment and furnishings for Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s anticipated renovation to its intensive care unit. “Due to the challenges of COVID-19 and being mindful of everyone’s health, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the event until June 2021 when the ICU team can celebrate their hard…

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