CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – Cheyenne Regional Medical Center officials just delivered their newest addition, and it’s been the mother of a project.
From conception to delivery, this mother and baby unit at CRMC has been a labor of love for over 3 years.
CRMC has a community open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday to showcase its new unit.
“It’s really the culmination of a lot of brainpower ideas and stuff, and it really brings cutting-edge mother-baby care to Cheyenne and Cheyenne Regional in particular,” says Robin Roling, COO of CRMC.
The new areas will include a labor and delivery, postpartum unit and a new neonatal intensive care unit.
“This is a project that’s been talked about, hoped for, and dreamed of for a long, long time, and I’m so excited that we were able to bring it to fruition,” Roling says.
The more than three-year process was halted midway through COVID, but is now almost complete.
Facilities include eight labor wards, 12 postpartum wards and 7 neonatal intensive care wards which have two twin newborn rooms.
Community members have also invested in this project. The donation of nearly $600,000 through the foundation helped purchase additional equipment for this unit.
“We are simply extremely grateful for the support our community has given us in this endeavor. It was again a labor of love. It provides much more spacious spaces for moms, their newborns and family members to come and enjoy and really celebrate a new life,” says Roling.
The CRMC helps deliver approximately 1,200 babies per year on average.
“I want them to walk away with a full heart that our hospital has listened to our community, listened to our staff and doctors to truly have a place where our patients want to come and be proud to be here,” says Erin McKinney, Director women and children’s services clinic.
The mother-baby unit is expected to be operational by December 2022.
The next project for the CRMC is an intensive care unit, which will move into the same space once the mother-baby unit is relocated.
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