Welcome to New Provider Orientation

Thank you for your interest in applying for medical staff at Banner Health Torrington Community Hospital. We hope you will find our resources useful and informative.

Completion of both the Banner Health system and the Torrington Community Hospital orientation module is required prior to approval of privileges and can be completed anytime while your medical staff application is in process. Along with the valuable information provided below please also review: 

If you have questions or need assistance in completing this orientation module, you may contact Medical Staff Services directly at (307) 534-7138.

Arriving on Campus

Identification Badges Required on Campus

Stop by Medical Staff Services to obtain your ID badge. You will need to provide a legible government-issued photo ID card (current driver’s license, military ID or passport).

Providers, allied health practitioners, residents and students must wear a Banner identification badge while on campus for:

  • Access to restricted areas;
  • Identity verification for patients, staff and others

Your badge should be worn above the waist at all times.

Parking

Designated physician parking is marked to the north side of the facility and throughout the parking lot.

Important Phone Numbers

Banner Health Clinic (307) 532-2107 
Administration (307) 534-7050 
Administrator-on-Call (307) 575-6453 
Nurses’ Station  (307) 534-7211 
Medical Records (307) 534-7144 
Billing/Business Office (307) 532-4181 
Medical Imaging (307) 534-7167 
Laboratory (307) 534-7184 
Pharmacy (307) 534-7217 
Specialty Clinic (307) 532-8758 
Physical Therapy (307) 534-7173 
Surgery (307) 534-7211 
Medical Staff Services (307) 534-7138 

Laboratory Services

Community Hospital's lab offers all lab testing with reference testing to Mayo Medical Laboratories and Horizon Laboratory.  

Our laboratory is certified by the Clinical Lab Improvement Amendments (CLIA).  For more information about our lab, please call (307) 534-7184.

Laboratory services include:

General Chemistry

  • Chemistry tests (including Glucose, BUN, Creatinine, Sodium, Chloride, Caron Dioxide, Potassium, Calcium, Total Protein, Albumin, Total & Direct Bilirubin, Alkaline Phosphatase, AST, ALT, Iron) 
  • Lipid Panels (including Cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL)

General Hematology

  • CBC Complete Blood Count

Special Chemistry

  • Thyroid-TSH
  • Cardiac Markers
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring-Digoxin, Dilantin, Carbamezepine, Valproic Acid, Vancomycin
  • HA1C
  • PSA
  • HIV
  • Ferritin
  • Arterial Blood Gases

Serology

  • Mono
  • Urine Drug Screens for drugs of abuse
  • Pregnancy Tests

Coagulation

  • Protimes
  • PTT

Urinalysis 

Blood Bank

  • Type and Screen with cross matching

Rapid Micro Tests

  • Strep throat 
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus 
  • Influenza 
  • H Pylori

Microbiology

  • Routine Culture and Sensitivity 
  • Anaerobic Cultures 
  • Blood Cultures
 

Emergency Management

To protect our patients, staff and visitors, Torrington Community Hospital has an extensive plan in place for emergency management. 

Regular meetings and drills are conducted to ensure the facility is ready to face any potential internal or external threat.

Codes for overhead pages are posted throughout the building. Becoming familiar with these codes will help you to respond appropriately in the event of an emergency. These instructions are also available as an attachment to your security badge.

Interpretation Resources

Community Hospital has access to resources to provide interpretation for our patients who have communication barriers such as limited English proficiency or deafness. 

To respect confidentiality and to ensure that the patient receives accurate interpretation, it is Banner’s policy that a patient’s family or friends not be used to interpret.  

To access interpretation services for a patient, please inform the patient's nurse.

Resources for Interpretation:

  • Video Remote Interpretation (VRI):  Interpreters available on a computer screen equipped with a camera and microphone with technology similar to Skype.  VRI provides interpreters for the following languages: American Sign Language, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and Somali.  
  • Telephone Interpretation: Telephone interpreters available from any telephone in the hospital any time of the day or night for more than 150 languages