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Wheatland hospital leader named interim in Torrington
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (Jan. 15, 2015) – The chief executive officer from Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland will serve as interim CEO for Community Hospital in Torrington beginning in February.

Community Hospital CEO announces resignation
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (Dec. 23, 2014) – Community Hospital CEO Vince DiFranco has resigned from his position to accept the same role at a larger hospital in New Mexico. His last day in Torrington will be Feb. 5, 2015.

Community Hospital plans mass casualty drill
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (Oct. 29, 2014) – Community Hospital will conduct an Emergency Management drill from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 5 to demonstrate the ability to respond in the event of a mass casualty

Community Hospital receives quality award
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (Oct. 7, 2014) – Community Hospital was presented with a Hospital Quality Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health during the Wyoming Hospital Association Annual Meeting and Convention in Cheyenne on Sept. 25, 2014

Community Hospital offers open house to showcase expansion on Oct. 26
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (Oct. 3, 2014) -- Community Hospital will unveil its recent $3.1 million remodel for the community during an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at 2000 Campbell Drive.

The Joint Commission accredits Community Hospital
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (Sept. 30, 2014) – Community Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the organization’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.

Community Hospital has Camp Med  
Eight students will be selected for health care careers camp
TORRINGTON, WY (July 11, 2014) – High school students with an interest in health care careers can apply for Community Hospital’s Camp Med, rescheduled from the spring to Aug. 19-21, 2014.

Banner Health welcomes new physician assistant
TORRINGTON, WY (July 8, 2014) – Matthew Mattis, PA-C, has joined Banner Health Clinic in Torrington.

Community Hospital has Camp Med
Eight students will be selected for health care careers camp
TORRINGTON, WY (April 2, 2014) – High school students with an interest in health care careers can apply for Community Hospital’s Camp Med, to take place June 3-5, 2014.

Community Hospital construction to start March 31  
$3.1 million project to enhance patient experience
TORRINGTON, WY (March 28, 2014) – Community Hospital will undergo a $3.1 million remodel beginning March 31 until approximately October this year. During this time, Banner Health will closely focus on maintaining patient care and comfortability.

Community Hospital introduces stroke program
TORRINGTON, WY (March 24, 2014) – Community Hospital knows that when it comes to treatment for stroke, every second counts.

Goshen County, Banner explore options for Care Center
TORRINGTON, WY (Feb. 5, 2014) – Banner Health and the Goshen Care Center Board of Directors have announced that Banner will end a lease agreement to operate the Goshen Care Center and Evergreen Court in Torrington. The termination of the lease will take effect July 9, 2014.

Health fair season is under way in Goshen County  
TORRINGTON, WY (Jan. 31, 2014) – Community Hospital in Torrington and the Wyoming Health Fairs have started activities associated with the annual Community Health Fair. Blood screenings are done in advance of the health fair in several communities.

Community Hospital nurse wins peer recognition
TORRINGTON, WY (Dec. 18, 2013) – Co-workers at Community Hospital have recognized outpatient nurse Staci Willey in the hospital’s Holiday Appreciation contest.

Community Hospital honors retiring staff member  
TORRINGTON, WY (Dec. 18, 2013) – Community Hospital recently recognized retiring staff member Kathryn Schwartzkopf after 34 years of service to the hospital.

General surgeon joins Banner Health in Torrington
TORRINGTON, WY (Dec. 18, 2013) – George Fortier IV, MD will begin work in Torrington on Jan. 13.

Community Hospital to replace oxygen tank
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (Dec. 5, 2013) – If you hear something that sounds like a plane engine near Community Hospital next week, you can attribute the noise to a construction project and be assured it won’t last long.

Attend Goshen Care Center’s Souperfest
TORRINGTON, WY (Dec. 3, 2013) – The annual Souperfest to raise money for Goshen Care Center resident activities is Saturday, Dec. 14th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Care Center Activities Room.

Six Banner Health hospitals named top performers
TORRINGTON, WY (Nov. 21, 2013) – As part of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 21, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health highlighted the accomplishment of Community Hospital being named a HealthStrong™ Award winner by iVantage Health Analytics.

Join Community Hospital for movie celebration
TORRINGTON, WY (Oct. 8, 2013) – Community Hospital celebrates Women at the Movies at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13 with a free viewing of “Sleepless in Seattle” at the Wyoming Theater, 126 E. 20th Ave.

Physical therapy assistant joins Community Hospital
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (Aug. 9, 2013) – Rehabilitation Services at Community Hospital is growing with the addition of Carol Bowles who joined the staff in July as a physical therapy assistant. Bowles previously worked with the U.S. Geological Survey in Arvada, Colo., before staying home full time with her two daughters. She completed her education to become a PTA at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne as her youngest daughter finished high school

Community Hospital welcomes new executive
Therese Murphy joins hospital as new chief nursing officer Torrington, Wyo.
(Aug. 9, 2013) — Therese Murphy, RN, MSN, has joined the administration and staff at Community Hospital as chief nursing officer. Murphy’s extensive medical background includes more than 20 years of service in the health care industry. She comes to Community Hospital after serving as Health Care Services Advisory Director of BSI in Reston, Virginia. During her tenure there, she was global leader of Quality Systems, and also provided strategy, vision and implementation of advisory services to the health care market.

Community Healthcare Foundation hosts Comedy Night
Coloradan Jolly Demis presents music and laughter
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (July 22, 2013) – The Community Healthcare Foundation presents Comedy Night 2013 – 13th annual Beer Tasting and Auction on Aug. 23.

Holiday changes hours for Banner Health Clinics  
Urgent Care offers walk-in care Memorial Day
May 15, 2013 – Banner Health Clinic, specializing in Family Practice, will close Memorial Day, May 27. Banner Health Clinic, specializing in Urgent Care, will open from 8 a.m. to noon that day.

Community Hospital introduces massage therapist
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (May 13, 2013) – The Banner Health Massage Therapy Team at Community Hospital welcomes new massage therapist Rosa Acevedo.

Community Hospital has Camp Med  
Eight students will be selected for health care careers camp
May 10, 2013 – High school students with an interest in health care careers can apply for Community Hospital’s Camp Med, to take place June 11-13, 2013.

Community Hospital, Wyoming Health Fairs offer wellness opportunity  
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (March 4, 2013) — Community Hospital and Wyoming Health Fairs give people the opportunity to take charge of their health by participating in low-cost blood screenings.

Goshen Care Center receives donation for refurbished bus
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (Jan. 22, 2013) — Goshen Care Center has received a generous gift of $5,000 from the Community Healthcare Foundation that will be used toward the purchase of a 2011 refurbished bus.

Community Healthcare Foundation donates $2,500 to Goshen Care Center
Oct. 20, 2011 – The Community Healthcare Foundation donated $2,500 to the Goshen Care Center living room project this week. Goshen Care Center began raising money to update the activities room in October 2010, and has since raised over $7,500 of the $10,391 needed to complete the project.

Community Hospital institutes daily quiet hours
Oct. 18, 2011 – Beginning Nov. 1, 2011, Banner Community Hospital in Torrington will institute quiet hours from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. daily.  During this time the main hallway through the hospital will be closed to through traffic, and activities related to care will be minimized to allow a critical period of rest for patients.

Community Hospital welcomes new CNO
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (July 5, 2011) - Community Hospital is pleased to introduce new Chief Nursing Officer Tadd Greenfield. 

New general surgeon joins Banner Health Torrington
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (Jan. 20, 2011) – Banner Health Torrington welcomes Barbara K. Miller, MD, a general surgeon who will see patients in the Medical Office Building and perform surgery at Community Hospital.

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