Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Receives Top Quality Ratings

Courtesy Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

CRMC  10-19, 2016

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for cardiology services and coronary interventional procedures, according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades®, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions about finding the right hospital, the right doctor and the right care. CRMC is the only hospital in Wyoming to be named among the top 10 percent in the nation in these two areas of care.


CRMC is also the only Wyoming hospital to receive the 2017 Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™.


In addition, CRMC received five-star clinical quality ratings for:

  • Treatment of Heart Attack for Three Years in a Row (2015-2017)
  • Treatment of Heart Failure for Three Years in a Row (2015-2017)
  • Coronary Interventional Procedures for Two Years in a Row (2016-2017)
  • Hip Fracture Treatment for Four Years in a Row (2014-2017)
  • Spinal Fusion Surgery for Three Years in a Row (2015-2017)

A five-star rating indicates that clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated. The outcomes reflect in-hospital complications, or in-hospital and 30-day post-admission mortality.


These clinical quality achievements were recently released online and in the Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation.


“This recognition helps validate the hard work and focus that our physicians and employees provide each and every day to ensure that our patients are receiving high quality, safe care,” said Craig Luzinski, CRMC’s vice president of performance optimization. “It is an honor to be able to share this recognition with our community.”


Healthgrades independently measures hospitals based on publicly available data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of the analysis, and no hospital pays to be measured. Healthgrades models adjust for risk factors that influence patient outcomes. These factors may include age, gender, specific procedure performed and conditions that take into account how sick patients are upon admission.


“Consumers have many choices regarding where to receive their healthcare, which is why it’s so vital that they understand outcomes performance at specific hospitals for specific conditions and procedures,” said Evan Marks, chief strategy office for Healthgrades. “Those hospitals that have achieved a specialty excellence distinction from Healthgrades exemplify a commitment to exceptional quality of patient care.”


For this year’s analysis, Healthgrades reviewed 45 million Medicare inpatient records from approximately 4,500 short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide. This information was used to identify how the hospitals are performing in 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using objective measures of mortality and complication rates. Data for most conditions were based on Medicare patients treated from 2013-2015.