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 Achieves Magnet® Recognition

April 24, 2020 Magnet recognition is the highest national honor for nursing excellence. Cheyenne, WY — Cheyenne Regional Medical Center officials announced today that CRMC has achieved Magnet recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. With this credential, CRMC joins the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations. Just 520 U.S. healthcare organizations out of over 6,300 U.S. hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition. “Magnet recognition provides our community with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of patient…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Foundation Postpones Denim & Diamonds ‘Celebrating the Wild Wild West’ Gala

April 23, 2020 Cheyenne, WY—The Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Foundation has announced the postponement of their annual Denim & Diamonds fundraiser until June 2021. This year’s “Celebrating the Wild Wild West” gala was scheduled for June 26, 2020, at Little America Hotel & Resort. The fundraiser sought to raise funds for medical equipment and furnishings for Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s anticipated renovation to its intensive care unit. “Due to the challenges of COVID-19 and being mindful of everyone’s health, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the event until June 2021 when the ICU team can celebrate their hard…

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Helmsley Charitable Trust Grants $4.7m to Fund Life-Saving Technology to Confront Cardiac Threat from COVID-19 including Laramie County

April 20, 2020 Cheyenne, WY – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust announced today a multimillion-dollar effort to save the lives of COVID-19 patients and protect the frontline healthcare workers caring for them. The grant will fund the purchase of eight LUCAS mechanical chest compression devices for Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. A total of $4,711,481 in funding will be distributed across five upper-midwestern states to pay for 367 LUCAS mechanical CPR devices to be deployed to hospitals caring for patients during the pandemic and beyond. “These devices are vital because we don’t want frontline healthcare workers to…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Extends Condolences to Family of First Laramie County Patient to Die of COVID-19

April 15, 2020 Cheyenne, WY–Cheyenne Regional Medical Center CEO and President Tim Thornell announced today that a patient at CRMC died yesterday due to COVID-19. The Wyoming Department of Health also announced today that this was the first Laramie County resident to die from the novel coronavirus. The patient had been cared for at CRMC for several weeks, according to Thornell. “We are saddened at this loss and want to extend our condolences to the family and friends of the patient,” Thornell said. Thornell shared news of the patient’s death with CRMC staff late last night. “The nurses, physicians and…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Implements New Face Mask Requirement

April 9, 2020 Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) officials recently announced that they are requiring all patients, employees, providers and visitors entering the hospital to wear face masks. “This new requirement aligns with recent guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending that people in public settings wear face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19,” CRMC President and Chief Executive Officer Tim Thornell said. According to the CDC, “a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (‘asymptomatic’) and … even those who eventually develop symptoms (‘pre-symptomatic’) can transmit the virus to others before showing…

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