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 Receives Trauma Center Verification

September 18, 2018 Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center was recently verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Committee on Trauma. To receive verification, a hospital must undergo an on-site review to determine if it meets criteria that ensure a high level of trauma care capability and institutional performance. “Being verified as an ACS trauma center is an extremely thorough and rigorous process,” said Lisa Burton, MD, CRMC’s trauma medical director. “The reviewers evaluate medical records to determine the treatment provided to trauma patients and the patients’ overall outcomes. In addition, the reviewers conduct…

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Patient Story: Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s ICU Saves Cheyenne Man’s Life

On August 25, 2017, Cheyenne resident Joseph (JoJo) Frausto had just started a new construction job. He was in a garage attic seeing what needed to be done when the unthinkable happened. The ceiling gave way, and JoJo fell more than 10 feet to the concrete floor below. JoJo’s co-worker and brother-in-law, Jeremy Martinez, got to JoJo within moments. “His eyes were open, but he wasn’t talking and was unresponsive,” Jeremy said. Jeremy had some healthcare training so knew not to move JoJo: “I cushioned his head and called 911.” The ambulance rushed 26-year-old JoJo to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center,…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Center Hosts Free Barbecue for Survivors

August 31, 2018 Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Center is hosting a free barbecue for cancer survivors on September 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the cancer center, 310 East 24th St. Family members and caregivers are also invited to attend. “Cancer center staff will be on hand to serve the food and visit with survivors, their families and caregivers,” said Barbara Lawyer, CRMC’s oncology program manager. “The focus is to celebrate and recognize anyone who has had to contend with cancer—either as a patient, loved one or caregiver. This includes those currently being treated for cancer, or…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s Acute Rehabilitation Unit Earns Accreditation for General Rehabilitation and Stroke Care

July 27, 2018 Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s (CRMC) acute rehabilitation unit (ARU) recently received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for both general and stroke rehabilitative services. CRMC’s ARU has been accredited by CARF for 12 years for general rehabilitation. This is the first time that the ARU has received CARF’s specialty accreditation for stroke care. “Earning CARF accreditation is a rigorous process that includes an onsite survey by two independent medical practitioners who interview staff and also review patient charts to determine the quality of rehabilitation and overall care that’s being provided,” said…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center the First in Wyoming to Offer Mazor X™ Robotic Technology for Spine Surgeries

July 10, 2018 New System Provides Enhanced Imaging, Accuracy and Precision Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in Wyoming to add the Mazor X™ robotic surgical assurance and guidance system to its spinal surgery program. The Mazor X combines pre-operative planning tools and analytics with intra-operative guidance, providing patients with the most advanced spinal surgery options available. “The Mazor X enhances the accuracy of device placement into the spine, increasing safety,” said Dr. Claudio Feler, a neurosurgeon with Cheyenne Regional Medical Group’s Neurosurgery & Spine Associates. Another important feature of the Mazor X is that it allows the…

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