Stroke Care Program

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center provides award-winning stroke care services and has been designated as a Primary Stroke Center in since 2019.

Both in the years prior and the years since, our stroke care team has prided itself on providing exceptional stroke care to our community, improving patient outcomes and increasing awareness about stroke prevention and care.

For more information about stroke care services at Cheyenne Regional, please call (307) 996-4705.

What is a stroke?

During a stroke, a sudden interruption of oxygen-rich blood to the brain occurs. Most often, this is caused by an abrupt blockage of arteries leading to the brain (known as an ischemic stroke). Another, less common, type of stroke is caused by bleeding into the brain tissue (known as a hemorrhagic stroke).

A stroke can cause loss of brain function and can affect movement and speech.

Signs of stroke

In a stroke emergency, remember the abbreviation “B.E. F.A.S.T” to look for signs of stroke:

B – Balance. Sudden loss of balance.
E – Eyesight. Sudden vision loss.
F – Face. Check for uneven smile; one side of face is drooping or numb.
A – Arms. One arm is weak or numb
S – Speech Difficulty. Listen for slurred speech or difficulty speaking.
T – Time to call 911. Call 911 right away.

Team and patient stories

Learn more about Cheyenne Regional’s stroke care services in the videos below, highlighting real members of our care team and true stories from patients we’ve helped.

“Stroke” short film

Created for our 2022 stroke symposium, “Stroke” highlights the hard work and dedication that goes in to caring for a stroke patient—right from the moment an emergency call arrives.

Dr. Caller: Follow-up care after a stroke

Stroke Care Program Director Tracie Caller discusses Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s approach to follow-up care for stroke patients.

Patient testimonial: Adele’s story

Adele never would have guessed that the “pop” she heard in her ear one morning could have drastically altered the rest of her life. This is her story—and why she says she’s “grateful every day” for the care she received from the Cheyenne Regional stroke care team.

Awards and recognition

Cheyenne Regional’s Stoke Care Services team is proud to have earned the following awards and recognitions:

  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: 2019 Recipient of Gold Plus Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite
  • Healthgrades: 2019 Recipient of Stroke Care Excellence Award in 2019
  • Healthgrades: 2018-2019 Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: 2018 Recipient of Gold Plus for Stroke Care