Hospital http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Cheyenne Regional To Cut 17 Million In Next Two Years http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cheyenne-regional-cut-17-million-next-two-years <p>The Cheyenne Regional Medical Center will try to cut seventeen million dollars from its budget over the next two years.</p><p>"We are seeing decreased revenues coming from Medicare," says Jason Schenefield, Chief Operating Officer for Cheyenne Regional, as to why the cuts are necessary. "And things such as that which is really having us, along with hospitals around the country, trying to find ways of saving costs with declined revenues."</p><p>Schenefield also says decreased inpatient admissions is causing declining revenues.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:30:53 +0000 Miles Bryan 60816 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cheyenne Regional To Cut 17 Million In Next Two Years Pine Bluffs Recovery Center May Close For Lack Of Funds http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pine-bluffs-recovery-center-may-close-lack-funds <p>The Chrysalis house is an addiction treatment center in Pine Bluffs with a unique mission: it provides a home for recovering women and their children.</p><p>But the program doesn’t have enough money to stay open much longer.</p><p>“We really have been very devoted to the program which is why we took on that financial risk a long time ago,” says Dr. David Birney, Executive Director of Cheyenne’s Peak Wellness Center, which operates the Chrysalis house. “At this point there just aren’t sufficient funds to support it.”</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:45:50 +0000 Miles Bryan 60712 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Pine Bluffs Recovery Center May Close For Lack Of Funds Fremont County agrees to pay $457k to settle suit http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fremont-county-agrees-pay-457k-settle-suit <p>Fremont County and Lander Regional Hospital have reached a settlement in a yearlong lawsuit over unpaid bills for mental health examinations for residents who may need to be hospitalized.</p><p>The county will pay $457,000 for evaluations from 2009 to Dec. 15. Lander parent company LifePoint Hospitals had sought more than $800,000 in unpaid bills from the county. Both sides disputed how much the county owed for evaluations of patients who faced involuntary hospitalization for mental illness.</p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 01:15:55 +0000 The Associated Press 18021 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org