CHEYENNE, Wyo - Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) officials announced Wednesday that CRMC and its affiliated medical group are forming a care alliance with Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) and its University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine facult.
The alliance will providers to enhance medical care provided to infants and pediatric patients in Laramie County and the surrounding region. The care alliance creates a partnership between CRMC and Children's Colorado that enhances care locally and streamlines care coordination when a patient needs care that can't be provided in the local community.
“Specialists from Children’s Colorado and the CU School of Medicine have worked closely with local pediatricians and other primary care providers for many years to ensure children in this region have access to specialized care in endocrinology, cardiology, hematology, oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation,” said Dr. Andrew Rose, a pediatrician with Cheyenne Children’s Clinic and Cheyenne Regional Medical Group. “This care alliance expands on that foundation and will enhance the capabilities of Cheyenne Regional Medical Center to provide care to infants and children in southeastern Wyoming.”
The CU School of Medicine, in affiliation with Children’s Colorado, has hosted specialty outreach clinics for children in Cheyenne and the outlying region for several decades. Specialists affiliated with Children’s Colorado also travel monthly to CRMC to provide interdisciplinary, continuing education lectures on perinatal, neonatal and pediatric topics to local physicians, providers, nurses and other hospital staff in addition to University of Wyoming family medicine residents and faculty.
Children’s Colorado has a long history of partnering with community hospitals to provide pediatric care close to home. As the only top 5 ranked pediatric hospital in the Western United States, Children’s Colorado believes children across the Western United States should be able to benefit from the knowledge and experience of its pediatric experts. Through care alliances, care is provided in partnership with local hospitals, providers and caregivers, making it possible for children and families to access the expertise available at Children’s Colorado in their home communities.
We are thrilled about the opportunity to expand our longstanding relationship with CRMC and its affiliate providers,” said Jena Hausmann, president and CEO of Children’s Colorado. “This care alliance supports Children’s Colorado’s intentions to provide care locally for kids and families throughout the region.”
Over the next few months, CRMC and Children’s Colorado will conduct a needs assessment and prioritize enhancements in the areas of staff education, shared protocols, outpatient specialty clinics and support of CRMC’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and pediatric services.
“The care alliance between CRMC and Children’s Colorado is viewed favorably by local pediatricians and primary care providers,” said Margo Karsten, chief executive officer of CRMC and its affiliated medical group, Cheyenne Regional Medical Group. “Our hospital and medical community want the best for our patients, their families and our community. This agreement will help ensure our children and their families have the specialty care they need, when they need it—with most of it being provided close to home.”