Washakie Press Releases and News
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Camp Healthcare video featuring interviews with students
trib.com (June 27, 2011)
Camp introduces rural students to health care jobs
Billings Gazette (June 26, 2011)
Washakie Medical Center Auxiliary plans ice cream social
Group also seeks to expand its membership
WORLAND, Wyo. (June 24, 2013) – Members of the Washakie Medical Center Auxiliary invite the community to the 38th annual Washakie Medical Center Auxiliary ice cream social July 11.
Washakie Medical Center plans Camp Healthcare
10 students will be selected for health care careers camp
WORLAND, Wyo. (May 3, 2013) – Middle school students with an interest in health care careers can apply for Washakie Medical Center’s Camp Healthcare, to take place June 19-21, 2013.
Four Banner Health hospitals named top performers
Washakie Medical Center ranks among top rural facilities
WORLAND, Wyo. (March 14, 2013) – Four Banner Health hospitals including Washakie Medical Center recently have been named HealthStrong™ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States.
New technology aids in surgeries at Washakie Medical Center
WORLAND, Wyo. (March 6, 2013) – Washakie Medical Center recently added cutting-edge imaging technology which will aid in performing minimally invasive surgeries.
Washakie Medical Center sees spike in emergency room visits due to seasonal illness
WORLAND, Wyo. (Jan. 15, 2013) – Washakie Medical Center has seen a recent spike in emergency room visits due to seasonal illness. Illnesses include common viral infections like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza (i.e. flu).
Washakie Medical Center dons pink gloves for breast cancer awareness
WORLAND, Wyo. (Oct. 1, 2012) – The Pink Glove Dance is spreading…to Washakie Medical Center in Worland. Several of the staff members, plus members of the local breast cancer support and survivors group, Gorgeous Gals, star in their own Pink Glove Dance video to help spread the word about breast cancer awareness and prevention.
Washakie Medical Center nurse earns top honor in Wyoming
WORLAND, Wyo. (Sept. 27, 2012)– Sherrill Sorensen, chief nursing officer of Washakie Medical Center, recently received the highest nursing honor in the state of Wyoming – the Norman S. Holt Award for Nursing Excellence. The Wyoming Hospital Association honors one nurse in the state with the award each year.
Washakie Hospital Foundation purchases blanket warmer
WORLAND, Wyo. (Nov. 7, 2011)- In October, Washakie Hospital Foundation donated a blanket warmer to provide added comfort to patients receiving imaging tests. The $8,000 cabinet style blanket warmer has digitally controlled heating to assure uniform heating of blankets and patient gowns.
Employees star in Pink Glove Dance National competition
WORLAND, Wyo. (Sept. 10, 2011) -- John Bramble, MD, radiologist at Washakie Medical Center brought the idea and enthusiasm for hospital staff at Washakie Medical Center to star in their own Pink Glove Dance video to help spread the word about breast cancer and show support for survivors.
Washakie County Fair Parade
WORLAND, Wyo. (August 5, 2011) -- It looked like it might be a rainy day for a parade but only a few sprinkles fell before the Washakie County Fair Parade on Friday, August 5.
36th annual ice cream social
WORLAND, Wyo. (July 14, 2011) --The 36th annual ice cream social and carnival was held on Thursday, July 14, 2011 as a fundraiser for the Hospital Auxiliary. Delicious homemade cakes, ice cream plus the fun and excitement of old fashioned carnival games brought crowds to the popular summer event held on the hospital lawn.
WORLAND, Wyo. (June 29, 2011) - Capturing the interest of youth in pursuing a career in healthcare was the goal of the 2nd annual Camp Healthcare. Not with lectures, power points or handouts but with fun, hands-on activities with health professionals. Lab techs, surgery techs, nursing, physicians, and physical therapists interacted with students to give them a glimpse into the world of healthcare.
Diabetes free A1C screening clinic
WORLAND, Wyo. (June 1, 2011)- Diabetes management involves many tests and screenings, but none is more important than the hemoglobin A1C test. Free diabetes clinics at the Outreach Clinic in Worland are held quarterly to help patients montitor A1C and provide education.
Ruth Bower receives volunteer award
WORLAND, Wyo (April 28, 2011)-Worland-Ten Sleep Ambassadors honored Ruth Bower with the volunteer of the year award at the monthly Worland Chamber Coffee hosted by Washakie Medical Center.
Washakie Medical Center receives Banner Best Awards
WORLAND, Wyo (March 28, 2011) –Washakie Medical Center has been awarded seven Banner’s Best Awards for meeting and exceeding health care goals set by Banner Health’s senior management team.
Live Life, Don't Miss A Beat was the theme of the Women's Expo
WORLAND, Wyo (Feb. 11, 2011) Washakie Medical Center employees demonstrated their big hearts and commitment to providing health education at the Women's Expo.