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 Health System Announces New Chief Executive Officer

February 14, 2019 Timothy Thornell, Cheyenne Regional’s new Chief Executive Officer Cheyenne, WY—The Board of Trustees of the Cheyenne Regional Health System announced today that Timothy Thornell has accepted the system’s chief executive officer position. The system includes the 222-bed Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and Cheyenne Regional Medical Group, the largest multi-specialty group in the state. Thornell will bring more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience to Cheyenne Regional when he takes the reins on April 8. “We are extremely pleased that Tim decided to join us. He has extensive and results-based leadership experience that will help us continue our focus on providing a great patient…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Named to Healthgrades 2019 America’s 250 Best Hospitals

February 12, 2019 Cheyenne Regional recognized for being among top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals for clinical outcomes Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center today announced that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2019 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places Cheyenne Regional in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Cheyenne Regional is the only hospital in Wyoming to receive this award. “Caring for others is a calling, and not always an easy one. But I’ve witnessed…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Receives Nearly $1 Million Grant to Address Suicide, Substance Abuse Prevention in Laramie County

January 29, 2019 Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center was recently awarded a grant of more than $900,000 from the Wyoming Department of Health to address substance abuse and suicide prevention efforts in Laramie County. The grant was originally awarded to the Laramie County Board of Commissioners, which sub-granted the award to CRMC’s Wyoming Institute of Population Health based on the Institute’s successful track record of community health improvement. Funds will be distributed through an application process to local organizations working on prevention efforts and that actively participate in the 60-plus member Laramie County Community Partnership, said Amy Spieker, CRMC’s Community…

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Women Invited to Local Heart Health Event

January 3, 2019 Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, the Cheyenne Regional Heart and Vascular Institute and the CRMC Foundation are hosting a women’s event focused on heart health in the Clay Pathfinder Building at Laramie County Community College on February 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Heart disease has been the number one killer of women in the United States for many years,” said Mehdi Gheshlaghi, MD, a CRMC cardiologist who will be speaking at the event. “Lifestyle is a major reason why women continue to suffer from heart disease and experience heart attacks. Our goal with Wake Up to…

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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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