NEWS RELEASE: Cheyenne Regional Medical Center
Cheyenne, WY—Wyoming Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (WOSM) has moved to a new office suite more than double the size of its previous location as part of the clinic's focus on expanding services to residents of southeast Wyoming.
Located at 4017 Rawlins St. in east Cheyenne, the new office includes 18 exam rooms and a modern rehabilitation gym fitted with state-of-the-art equipment. The office also has two x-ray suites and two casting rooms.
Over the past year, the clinic has grown to include five orthopedic surgeons, two physician assistants, a physical therapist, two registered nurses, one licensed practical nurse, three physical therapy assistants and a certified athletic trainer as well as two x-ray technologists and two medical assistants.
"Our patient base has expanded rapidly over the past year," said orthopedic surgeon Dr. Bruce Smith, WOSM's medical director. "We needed the new space to ensure we could treat patients more quickly and efficiently and to ensure we have room to grow."
WOSM is a service of Cheyenne Regional Physicians Group (CRPG), which is part of the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center health system.
"Wyoming Orthopedics and Sports Medicine provides comprehensive orthopedic services for people with sports injuries or muscle and tendon damage or who need joint replacements. With the larger gym and the physical therapy team, we are also able to provide extensive rehabilitation care," Dr. Smith said.
In addition to Dr. Smith, surgeons at the clinic include Dr. Gary Molk, Dr. Michael Shannon, Dr. Bret Winter and Dr. John Winter. The surgeons have a broad range of experience including specialties in trauma, sports-related injuries and pediatric orthopedics.
Starting mid-January, Dr. Daniel Kisicki will see sports medicine patients every Tuesday at WOSM. "This is going to have a profound impact on the ability to provide prompt and effective care to patients with sports-related injuries," said Dr. Smith. Dr. Kisicki is a family practitioner with a fellowship in sports medicine. He has recently joined CRPG and is also seeing patients at Cheyenne Family Medicine.
"Orthopedic care in Cheyenne is top notch," Dr. Smith added, "but it has been somewhat fragmented in the past. The hospital, Cheyenne Regional Physicians Group and Wyoming Orthopedics and Sports Medicine are working with independent orthopedic surgeons in our community to create a cohesive center of excellence specializing in all areas of orthopedics."
"Expanding Wyoming Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is one step toward reaching that goal," Dr. Smith said.
"By forming a clinical team with extensive experience in orthopedic care, we are better able to gauge what our patients need and to then provide them with specialized care," Dr. Smith said. "Being a team also ensures we communicate regularly and share what we are doing well and how we can improve. That's an important step forward."
A new administrator has also been hired at the hospital to focus on Cheyenne Regional becoming an orthopedic center of excellence.
"Becoming a center of excellence is a rigorous process expected to take several years," Dr. Smith said. "For the benefit of our patients and our community, the hospital and the orthopedic providers in our community are committed to this goal."