CASPER, Wyo. (Feb. 8, 2023) – Banner Wyoming Medical Center, the largest hospital in the state of Wyoming, has been verified as the only Level II Trauma Center in the state by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The hospital provides trauma care for hundreds of Wyoming patients every year who would otherwise have to be transported greater distances to other hospitals. It is the highest level of trauma care offered in the state of Wyoming and recognizes the hospital’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.
“When dealing with serious injuries, patients don’t need the additional stress of being transported far from home for treatment,” said Lance Porter, Banner Wyoming Medical Center CEO. “The team has worked incredibly hard to maintain and increase the complexity of care available to patients and I’m very proud of their accomplishments to help provide this high level of care right here in Wyoming.”
Participation in the ACS trauma survey is voluntary, and Banner Health has committed to taking a leadership role by making the necessary investments to maintain a high level of trauma care in central Wyoming. The hospital can care for the most critical patients who often have multiple injuries suffered in falls, car accidents, violence and more, which often requires care from specialists from multiple disciplines across the hospital.
“We are committed to providing a higher level of trauma care for the whole state,” said Cari Hacking, RN, trauma program manager at Banner Wyoming Medical Center. “We have the services ready when trauma hits, which is always when you least expect it. From the Emergency Department to the ICU and multiple critical subspecialties, Banner Wyoming Medical Center is where to be if you are in need of this level of care.”
Banner Wyoming Medical Center’s status went into place during an extensive trauma survey in November 2022.
About Banner Wyoming Medical Center
Banner Wyoming Medical Center is part of Banner Health and is Wyoming's largest hospital with 249 beds on two campuses. It is one of Wyoming’s most comprehensive hospitals and offers a range of inpatient and outpatients services including emergency services, Level II trauma care, heart care, women and infant services, neurological care and more. It is Casper's only full-service, non-profit hospital. Banner Health is one of the largest, secular nonprofit health care systems in the country. Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health has locations in California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit bannerhealth.com.