The Wyoming Medical Center will complete its purchase of nearly all assets of the Mountain View Regional Hospital and Clinic on Thursday, and reopen under a new name on Friday, according to a news release.

The former MVRH will be known as the Wyoming Medical Center East Campus, and all scheduled procedures, surgeries and appointments will take place unless patients are notified otherwise.

The emergency room at the former Mountain View Regional Hospital will close on Friday, too. The Wyoming Medical Center will station an ambulance there for a while. Patients who go there will either be directed to the main hospital or be taken there by ambulance depending on the nature of their injury or illness.

The Medical Center is closing that emergency room because the central campus is a well-equipped regional trauma center that can care for heart attacks, strokes, traumatic injury and other serious health issues.

The closure also allows the Wyoming Medical Center to centralize emergency services and to avoid the confusion of where to seek appropriate treatment.

These changes come two days after the Wyoming Medical Center on Tuesday obtained a $37 million bridge loan to buy the Mountain View Regional Hospital from its former owner and physician partners.

The acquisition extends the Medical Center's services across Natrona County and the state by adding new employees, physicians, and patients and their families who now have access to the widest network of medical specialties in the region, according to the news release.

The Wyoming Medical Center intends to add new services and shift some existing services to the East Campus.

Patients of the former Mountain View Regional Hospital who have questions about an upcoming appointment, medical records or other concerns, should call (877) 266-4700.

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