Key Commitments

A key driver in the WMC Board’s work was to ensure our healthcare future for decades to come.

While the agreement with Banner resulted in a significant financial investment in our County and our region’s healthcare future – and more broadly in our community – even more importantly Banner will positively impact our healthcare future for this generation and generations to come.

Banner intends to:

Preserve and further WMC’s nonprofit mission and improve the health of our communities

  • Continue caring for all patients, regardless of ability to pay
  • Continue to provide involuntary care, prisoner care and service to the most vulnerable members of the community in accordance with Banner’s financial assistance policies

Expand and grow healthcare access and advance medical care in our community, region, and state – keeping care right here in Wyoming

  • Provide access to the wide range of healthcare services WMC offers today, such as: 24/7 emergency care, Level II trauma services, women’s care and labor and delivery services, primary care, neurology, cardiology, orthopedics, pediatrics, cancer care and more

Keep and expand the delivery of medical services in rural areas here in Wyoming

  • Grow telehealth services to allow residents to receive care and manage their health from their homes
  • Develop integrated network of care with Banner’s three additional Wyoming hospitals

Bring together the best services and practices of both organizations

  • Collaborate and share tools and best practices to continually improve quality of care and safety of patients
  • Develop and share proven approaches to telehealth, transport services, physician recruitment, clinical protocols and other areas that will enhance the quality of care in our community and region
  • Invest in additional leadership and education programs to advance the training and development of the workforce
  • Grow continuing education programs using Banner’s 200 CME system-wide programs to strengthen ongoing training and education including opportunities for WMC team members to rotate through and learn from peers at other Banner facilities
  • Banner will invest in the Cerner EMR and other IT system conversions to support high-quality, coordinated patient care