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Wyoming Medical Centers New West Tower Opens September 27th

 

The McMurry West Tower at the Wyoming Medical Center is touted as a $43.7 investment into the health of the Casper community. The tower will add 100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art space to the community hospital and its doors will be open to the public for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 27,

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Wyoming Medical Center’s CEO Says Medicaid Expansion Would Lower Bad Debt, Charity Care Costs

 

Expanding Medicaid services in Wyoming would help lower bad debt and charity care at hospitals, the president of the Wyoming Medical Center said.

"Hospitals in the states where Medicaid expansion has occurred, hospitals have seen their bad debt and charity care decrease, so that means that that's better for the hospitals," Vickie Diamond said.

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Another Kind of Labor Day; Women Want Birth Options at WMC

Melonie Cadwell is due this month, but doesn't know where she will have her baby because of the local hospital resistance to offering the choice of a vaginal birth after caesarean section.

"I am not sure yet," Cadwell said

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The Wyoming Medical Center expects to open its new west tower in September.
Tom Morton, Townsquare Media
The Wyoming Medical Center expects to open its new west tower in September. Tom Morton, Townsquare Media
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WMC’s Charity Care, Bad Debt is Twice the National Average; Officials Don’t Know Why

The Wyoming Medical Center writes off two times as much uncompensated care -- bad debt and charity care -- of its gross revenues on average than hospitals nationwide.

"It truly is a puzzle, why Wyoming, Casper, Wyoming, seems to be twice the national average," said Serena Cobb, chairwoman of the board of trustees that oversees the WMC's lease of Natrona County's hospital assets

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A worker empties a bucket of trash into a bin in front of the entrance to the Wyoming Medical Center's new 100,000-square-foot West Tower on Tuesday.
Tom Morton, Townsquare Media
A worker empties a bucket of trash into a bin in front of the entrance to the Wyoming Medical Center's new 100,000-square-foot West Tower on Tuesday. Tom Morton, Townsquare Media
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Wyoming Medical Center Construction on Schedule; Board May Review Charity Care Policy

Construction remains on track for the Wyoming Medical Center's McMurry West Tower, despite some recent delays, its president and CEO said Tuesday.

A problem with the tile for the first and second floors set back the progress of the installation of kitchen equipment, but that won't affect the the other work, Vickie Diamond told the Natrona County Memorial Hospital board of trustees at its monthly meeting

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Authorities Highlight Seat Belt Safety, “Click It or Ticket” Campaign

Motorists may be able to evade the laws of state and local governments, despite the major "click it or ticket" effort by police and highway patrolmen in the next few weeks.

But no one escapes the laws of physics, a neurosurgeon said at a press conference at Casper City Hall on Tuesday

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Hospital’s Uncompensated Care Totals $38 Million as of February

The Wyoming Medical Center had written off $38.1 million in uncompensated care at the end of the first eight months of its fiscal year, the hospital's chief financial officer said last week.

That amounted to 12

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Wyoming Medical Center Plans New Tower Opening for September

The Wyoming Medical Center's new four-story tower will open formally in September, hospital President and CEO Vickie Diamond said Tuesday, April 22.

Diamond gave her report at the monthly meeting of the Memorial Hospital of Natrona County Board of Trustees

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Memorial Hospital Trustees Meet Tuesday

The board of trustees that oversees the Wyoming Medical Center's lease of Natrona County's hospital assets will hold its monthly meeting at 7 a.m. Tuesday at the Medical Center's boardroom, according to the county

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Commissioners, WMC Board Talk Finances, Privately

The Wyoming Medical Center's financial condition is sound, but that's all Natrona County Commission Chairman Bill McDowell would say after an executive session meeting between the nonprofit hospital's board and the county commissioners

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