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 Chest Pain Certification from The Joint Commission

January 15, 2020 Certification is Considered ‘Gold Seal of Approval’ for Treating Patients with Chest Pain Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center was recently notified that it has earned Chest Pain Certification from The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting organization in healthcare. Being Chest Pain Certified means that CRMC has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for diagnosing and treating patients with chest pain, including heart attacks and other acute coronary syndromes. CRMC is the first and only hospital in Wyoming to receive this certification. “Cheyenne Regional Medical Center strives to provide exceptional care…

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What’s a SmartExam?

January 2020 You care about your health, and so do we. That’s why Cheyenne Regional Medical Group has introduced SmartExam—an online telehealth care option that combines the quality of an in-person visit with the convenience of modern technology. Don’t let the “technology” part scare you—lots of people like you have already received care using this convenient online method. SmartExam consists of simple questions about your symptoms, similar to an in-person visit. Once you click “submit,” a Cheyenne Regional Medical Group healthcare provider will review your responses, diagnose and quickly provide a treatment plan via email. If a prescription is part…

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Hard Work, Perseverance Help Wheatland Native Become Emergency Department Nurse

January 2020 It’s the time of year when many of us make resolutions. The following story, about the journey that Wheatland, WY, resident Rachael Settles took to become a nurse, offers inspiration on how to stay the course when “the going” gets tough. Rachael’s family has been a source of strength and support as she made the journey to become a nurse. In 2007 Rachael Settles’ five-year-old son, Jagger, was just starting kindergarten in their hometown of Wheatland. Rachael had emphasized the importance of attending school, so it wasn’t too big of a surprise when Jagger asked…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Foundation Welcomes Additions to Board of Directors

January 7, 2020 Cheyenne, WY—The Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Foundation is excited to welcome four new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the board, effective January 1, 2020, are JJ Chen, MD; Alexandra Farkas; Phyllis Sherard, Ph.D.; and Barbara Stafford. Since its beginning in 1977, the CRMC Foundation’s purpose has been focused on community healthcare and advancing the development, growth and operation of CRMC. The Board of Directors manages and governs the Foundation and currently consists of 28 volunteer directors, including the new members. “We are very excited to welcome these community leaders to the Foundation team,” said Scott…

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Tricia Christensen: Near-Death Experience Leads to New Diagnosis and More Optimistic Outlook

January 2020 After a lifetime of dealing with abdominal pain, Tricia Christensen recently learned that she has Crohn’s disease. For as long as she can remember, Tricia Christensen has had bouts of severe abdominal pain. “I was diagnosed with colitis when I was a kid,” the 48-year-old Cheyenne resident shared recently. She experimented with her diet, “to find out what works and what doesn’t when it comes to what I can hold down and keep in,” she said. “But the reality is that a lot of things make me sick, and I have just had to…

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