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.

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center to Ease Visitor Restrictions on January 21

January 20, 2021 Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center officials announced today that the hospital’s visitor restrictions will be eased on January 21 due to the stabilization of COVID-19 metrics in the community. The visitor policy will continue to be reviewed and modified as needed to ensure the safety and well-being of CRMC patients, visitors, employees and medical staff. CRMC Visitor Policy Updates, Effective January 21 at 7 a.m. Visiting hours at the West campus (main hospital) will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Saturday. Visiting hours at the East campus will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center to Host ‘Wake Up to Heart Health’ Virtual Event during American Heart Month

January 18, 2021 Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center will host its 12 annual “Wake Up to Heart Health” event on Feb. 6, 9-10:30 a.m. Due to COVID-19, this year’s event will be held virtually via Zoom to help ensure participant and organizer safety. Speakers will include Dr. Abdur Khan, a CRMC interventional cardiologist, and Dr. J.J. Chen, a CRMC psychiatrist. Part of this year’s focus will be on the impact that heart disease, including heart attacks, can have on mental health. “Physical and mental health are often interconnected,” Dr. Khan said. “For instance, someone who has had a heart attack…

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

December 15, 2020 Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is one of “America’s 100 Best Hospitals” for General Surgery and Coronary Intervention for 2021, according to research recently released by Healthgrades, an online independent hospital and physician quality and safety ratings organization. “As part of our mission to inspire great health, we’ve made a commitment to our patients, community, employees and providers that our hospital and health system will make quality care a top priority,” said Tim Thornell, CRMC’s chief executive officer and president. “Being recognized as a top 100 hospital for general surgery and coronary intervention, in addition to being…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Receives ‘Most Wired’ Status for Seventh Consecutive Year

December 2, 2020 Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has been recognized as a “Digital Health Most Wired” hospital for the seventh consecutive year. CRMC received Level 7 certification from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), which oversees the annual Most Wired designations. Healthcare organizations in the Most Wired program are certified as Level 1-10 based on the results of an annual CHIME survey that assesses how effectively they apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve patient safety and health outcomes. CRMC is the only hospital in Wyoming to receive Level 7…

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On the Frontlines: CRMC ICU Nurse Describes COVID-19 Challenges

November 13, 2020 Note: The following interview took place in late October, before the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department issued its face mask mandate for Laramie County, WY. CRMC ICU nurse Melissa Bechtholdt Melissa Bechtholdt started out as a registered nurse on a medical-surgical unit in a New Hampshire hospital about 17 years ago. She later worked as a nurse at hospitals in Maine and Douglas, WY. When her family moved to Cheyenne 11 years ago, she began working in CRMC’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). “I have stayed on this unit for this long because of the…

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