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 Two National Awards for Treatment of Heart Failure

June 13, 2018 Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has been recognized for its treatment of heart failure patients by both the American Heart Association and Healthgrades®, a national firm that assesses the quality of care provided by health systems. This is the fourth year in a row that Healthgrades has given CRMC’s heart failure program a five-star rating, the highest star rating possible. “The Healthgrades recognition reflects the work that has been done to improve patient care and outcomes for heart failure at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center,” said Dr. Herman Feringa, a CRMC noninvasive cardiologist and the medical director of…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Receives National Award for Stroke Care

June 8, 2018 Cheyenne, WY― The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association® recently presented Cheyenne Regional Medical Center with the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Get With The Guidelines-Stroke is a national program that encourages participating hospitals to follow the most up-to-date, evidence-based stroke guidelines, with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Get With The Guidelines programs, focused on heart and stroke care, were started in 2001. Hospitals receiving the Gold-level award must achieve 85 percent or higher compliance to Get With The Guidelines-Stroke core standard levels of care for…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Group and Cigna Sign Agreement

May 25, 2018 Cheyenne Regional Medical Group (CRMG) and Cigna (NYSE: CI) have signed an agreement that will keep the doctors in Cigna’s network and ensure uninterrupted care for thousands of Cheyenne area customers. “CRMG and Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) are both committed to providing our entire community access to their current, trusted providers without interruption,” said Kerry Slater, CRMG president. CRMG and Cigna have been in negotiations for the past year and worked collaboratively to reach an agreement before the previous contract ended on June 1. The new agreement deepens the relationship between Cigna and CRMG and advances…

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Cheyenne Regional Health System Receives Recognition for its High-Performing Electronic Medical Record System

May 17, 2018 Cheyenne, WY — The Cheyenne Regional health system has been recognized for having a high-functioning and broad-based electronic medical record (EMR) system by HIMSS Analytics, an international firm that evaluates and rates healthcare facilities’ EMRs and information technology capabilities. Cheyenne Regional was notified in April that its outpatient clinics achieved Stage 6 of the HIMSS Analytics Hospital Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model. There are eight HIMSS stages, from 0-7, with Stage 7 being the highest level of recognition. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) received the HIMSS Stage 6 designation for its inpatient EMR capabilities in 2013,…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Becomes First Hospital in Wyoming to Offer Patients Heart Failure Monitoring Device

May 10, 2018 Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in Wyoming to implant a miniaturized monitoring sensor that offers improved outcomes for many patients with heart failure. The CardioMEMS™ HF monitoring system features a wireless sensor that is placed in a patient’s pulmonary artery (PA) to measure the artery’s pressure. Increased PA pressure often occurs before weight and blood pressure changes, which are indirect indicators of worsening heart failure. The paper clip-sized sensor sends daily pressure readings to a small portable electronic system in the patient’s home. The information is then transmitted to the patient’s clinician. There…

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