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 Offers First-of-its-Kind Treatment for Heart Disease

CRMC uses Shockwave technology to treat calcified coronary plaque March 18, 2022 Cheyenne Regional cardiac cath team members who participated in the two Shockwave procedures that took place at CRMC on March 14, 2022: Left to right: Dan Moloney, CVT; Dr. Arunpreet Kahlon, cardiologist; Amber Ratcliff, RN; Cami Mathis, CVT; Dr. Abdur Khan, cardiologist; Deb Waters, RN; Amber Hipszky, RN (pink mask); Ashley Myers, RN (black mask and white scrub cap); Jaclyn Scott, RN (black mask with hearts); Amber Sullivan, RN (green scrub cap); and Tori Hageman, CVT  Cheyenne, WY—On March 14 Cheyenne Regional Medical Center…

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CRMC Cardiac Electrophysiologists Successfully Implant Heart Device to Decrease Patient’s Stroke Risk  

March 4, 2022 This next-generation permanent heart implant is the only FDA-approved device for the reduction of stroke risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation CRMC and WATCHMAN team members that were part of the the WATCHMAN FLX implant procedure performed on March 2, 2022. This was the first time for this procedure to be performed at CRMC. Cheyenne, WY—On March 2, 2022, two cardiac electrophysiologists at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) implanted a WATCHMAN FLX device in a patient’s heart to help reduce the patient’s risk of having a stroke. CRMC is one of two…

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Robotic-assisted Weight-loss Surgery Performed at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

February 11, 2022 Cheyenne, WY—In January bariatric surgeon Napoleon Cieza, MD, performed a robotic-assisted weight-loss surgery at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. It was the first time for a bariatric surgery to be performed at CRMC using the hospital’s da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system. “The patient came through the surgery very well and was back at home recovering the next day,” said Dr. Cieza, who is in practice with Cheyenne Regional Medical Group Consultants in Surgery. Dr. Cieza spent the past year evaluating how CRMC’s da Vinci Xi robot would function during a sleeve gastrectomy, a type of weight-loss surgery…

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Laramie County WIC Program Announces New Office Hours

January 21, 2022 Cheyenne, WY—Due to staffing shortages, the Laramie County Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) office is now open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office will also be closed every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon. Laramie County WIC is located at 421 East 17th St., Cheyenne. WIC offers benefits to income-eligible women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or who recently had a baby and to families with children under the age of five. WIC nutritionists and nurses provide participants with supplemental food, nutrition education and breastfeeding support and help participants connect with community resources. Laramie…

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Two Cardiologists New to Our Heart & Vascular Team

January 27, 2022 Meet Dr. Abdelhadi Rifai, Cardiologist CRMG Heart & Vascular Institute Dr. Abdelhadi Rifai joined the Cheyenne Regional Medical Group (CRMG) Heart & Vascular Institute from Chicago, IL, where he completed his cardiovascular medicine fellowship at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Rifai said he chose cardiology because he “was fascinated by the multi-modality approach that cardiology offers” and specifically “the link between physical exams to imaging to interventional procedures—all with the aim of improving a patient’s quality of life.” According to Rifai, there is “no boring day in cardiology,” and he enjoys the continuous learning and complexity that…

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