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.

New Technology Used in Spinal Surgery Performed at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

December 7, 2018 Dr. Steven Beer is the first neurosurgeon to use the OsseoScrew in a U.S. surgery Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne neurosurgeon Dr. Steven Beer is the first surgeon in the United States to use a recently approved device while performing a spinal surgery at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center on November 29. “The OsseoScrew spinal fixation system was designed to improve the surgeon’s ability to secure the spine in clinical conditions where the bone is compromised or weaker than normal,” Dr. Beer said. OsseoScrews have been used in Europe for several years on patients with bones weakened by cancer, osteoporosis, arthritis…

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Tree of Remembrance Lighting Ceremony to be Held at Frontier Mall December 1

November 30, 2018 Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Hospice and the CRMC Foundation are hosting the 23rd annual Tree of Remembrance lighting ceremony inside Frontier Mall near Dillard’s West on December 1, 1:30 p.m. During the ceremony community members are invited to place paper doves on the tree with written notes to remember or honor family members and friends. “The tree offers our community a chance to celebrate the many ways that others have impacted and blessed our lives,” said David Stratton, CRMC’s hospice chaplain. “It’s also a way to celebrate the season by remembering and honoring those in our…

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Two-Year-Old Battles Life-Threatening Disease

November 26, 2018 CRMC to Host Blood and Bone Marrow Registry Drives on November 30, 2018, 9 a.m. to Noon In early October Cheyenne resident Shelby Martinez noticed that her two-year-old son, Easton, had a lot of bruises. “His shins were covered with them, and it wasn’t due to falls or anything he’d run into,” she said. As a precaution, Shelby took Easton to the Cheyenne Children’s Clinic, where he is cared for by pediatricians Dr. Robert Leland and Dr. Joanne Hassell. A long-time nurse at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Shelby said she wasn’t too worried at first. Other than the…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Receives National Information Technology Award for the Fifth Consecutive Year

November 2, 2018 Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has been recognized as one of “Health Care’s Most Wired®” hospitals for the fifth consecutive year. CRMC is one of two stand-alone hospitals in Wyoming and one of 254 hospitals or health systems in the nation or from abroad to receive the award for 2018. The Most Wired program recognizes hospitals and health systems that adopt information technology and also apply it strategically to achieve great patient outcomes, according to the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). CHIME took over the Most Wired program in 2017. “The Most Wired survey…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center to Host Free Diabetes Informational Event

November 2, 2018 Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center invites community members interested in learning more about diabetes to attend its free “Diabetes Day” on November 9, 8 a.m. to noon. The event will be held in the hospital’s main auditoriums, next to the cafeteria. Diabetes Day will include presentations from Dr. Mohammad El-rifai, a Cheyenne Regional Medical Group endocrinologist who will focus on diabetes causes and management; Dr. Herman Feringa, a CRMG cardiologist who will discuss diabetes and heart disease; and Dr. Rick Roper, a local podiatrist who will discuss diabetes-related foot issues and care. Diabetes resources, diabetes technology representatives…

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