Rock Springs, WY Health Care

With a variety of health-care options in the community, Rock Springs, WY residents benefit from convenient access to hospitals and care center

Jessica Walker Boehm
On Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 10:16
Rock Springs, WY

Sweetwater County residents enjoy convenient access to hospitals and care centers, and no longer have to travel far for diagnostic services, which increases the area's quality health-care options.

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, Wyoming's first hospital, gives residents plenty of health-care services including cardio rehabilitation, dialysis, emergency care, obstetrics, physical therapy and surgical services, and more.

Serving a 100-mile radius, the not-for-profit hospital provides 99 beds and supplies emergency services for more than 24,000 individuals. Memorial Hospital is one of the only hospitals in the state that has a fully integrated electronic health record.

Recent renovations and additions include a $52 million construction project that added 54,000 square feet to the 64,000-square-foot existing structure. Patients can enjoy an expanded obstetrics unit, complete with additional private rooms, as well as whirlpool tubs in labor delivery rooms and family nurseries.

Sage View Care Center

Part of the nationally recognized Kindred Healthcare Inc., Sage View Care Center provides 24-hour skilled nursing for short-term rehabilitative care, as well as long-term care in a home-like environment that allows for independence and ensures the highest quality medical care.

Sage View patients can enjoy such amenities as hush-no-rush dining, free Wi-Fi, spa bathing, an on-site beauty shop, pet visits and a secure outdoor courtyard with raised garden planters. In addition, residents may participate in an assortment of activities that are tailored to their individual interests and abilities. Some of these activities include bingo, gardening, arts and crafts, educational opportunities, music, movies, various church services, exercise classes, scheduled outings and much more.

Sage View accommodates 82 residents, and also offers an Alzheimer's Special Care Unit with 12 beds that serves individuals with dementia. Fortune Magazine has rated Kindred Healthcare Inc. one of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for 2009, 2010 and 2011. 

New Frontier Imaging

New Frontier Imaging, which opened in January 2011, offers state-of-the-art health technologies that were previously unavailable to Sweetwater County and southern Wyoming residents. Some of the new additions include U Arm X-Ray equipment from GE, CAT scan services, Ultrasound and women's services such as digital mammography, bone density scanning, breast MRI. A woman's center is on site to ensure quality comfort while receiving diagnostic services.

The center was established due to a growing need of imaging services in the area. Residents will no longer have to travel to other cities to receive care, and the facility's location is close to other physicians who can send patients to the center as needed. This enables a comfortable and convenient environment for both staff and patients.

Castle Rock Hospital District

This hospital district includes the Castle Rock Medical Center, Castle Rock Ambulance Service and The Villa, a personal care center for the elderly.

The Castle Rock Medical Center supplies community members with a family practice clinic, wellness and rehabilitation services and radiology with access to physicians and physician’s assistants, and additional staff members.

The Castle Rock Ambulance Service provides emergency services seven days a week, 24-hours a day and is comprised of state certified Emergency Medical Technicians.

The Villa

The Villa gives elderly residents an alternative to typical apartment life and employs a professional nursing staff available 24-hours a day to provide residents with convenient care.

Residents can choose from furnished or unfurnished apartments and can enjoy sun rooms, activity areas, a dining room and a community living room.

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Jessica Walker Boehm is a journalism graduate of Belmont University and has been a regular contributor to since 2010.