Wyoming Hospital Association

POWELL — A concerning trend in nursing care in Montana may offer a glimpse of what’s to come in Wyoming.  Seven nursing homes have closed in Montana, which represents about 10% of its nursing home beds.  “There are a few others in Montana that have voiced their concerns about their long-term...
CHEYENNE — Facing a deadline today to provide a written response to allegations of misconduct, Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, is not backing down from defending himself and criticizing some colleagues.  He has been called upon for a response following a complaint filed against him by Wyoming...
CHEYENNE — Facing a deadline today to provide a written response to allegations of misconduct, Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, is not backing down from defending himself and criticizing some colleagues.  He has been called upon for a response following a complaint filed against him by Wyoming...
CASPER — Legislative leaders have asked a Senate panel to consider whether to launch a formal investigation into allegations recently brought against Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Burns.  The request for an investigation comes days after the Senate voted to remove Bouchard from his committee assignments...
CASPER —A bill that would ensure visitation rights for the loved ones of people in hospitals and long term care facilities cleared the Wyoming House on Tuesday and is now moving onto the Senate.  Before the measure passed, however, revisions removed much of its original intent.  An amendment...
CHEYENNE — A bill that would require employers to accommodate unvaccinated workers died in a state legislative committee Wednesday morning. The vote was five lawmakers against it and four voting for it. House Bill 32, “Vaccine requirements-limitations,” would have mandated that employers make...
Continuing vaccine mandate could hurt health care staffing   By Victoria Eavis Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — A vaccine mandate for health care facilities that receive federal funding will remain in place, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday, a decision that observers...

David Doorn, Sublette County Rural Health Care District administrative director, stands in the Pinedale Medical Clinic. Doorn is one of the leading advocates for the project to build a hospital in Sublette County. (Joel Funk/WyoFile)

Staff shortages plague Wyoming medical providers   By Sofia Jeremias, WyoFile.com   Sublette County Rural Health Care District Director of Nursing Vicky Marshall has been a nurse for nearly 24 years, but lately she’s found herself daydreaming of becoming a waitress or bartender. “I’m tired, which...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   To date, Weston County Health Services has received and used $12,330,272.96 in funding associated with COVID-19 and the pandemic, according to CEO Maureen Cadwell. This funding came from various places, although it is all tied to the CARES funding from the federal...
Wyoming hospitals report critical staffing shortages   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Four Wyoming hospitals have recently utilized crisis standards of care, and more than half a dozen have sought information on those standards from the state health...

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