Wyoming Medical Center Foundation

For more than 40 years, the Wyoming Medical Center Foundation has helped the hospital advance its mission of building a healthier community. Every year, it provides about $90,000 to help Wyoming cardiology and cancer patients through their treatments and recovery, and its Masterson Place and Angels Cancer Care program provide direct aid to patients. Some of its recent milestones include:

  • Secured $3.2 million in private donations for the McMurry West Tower
  • Secured $2 million for our Emergency Department expansion
  • Committed $1.5 million to the creation of our new NERD Health and Wellness Center

As a strategic partner of Wyoming Medical Center, the Foundation’s mission is to aid in promoting the hospital’s goal of being a healthcare leader in safety and quality. We strive to improve the health of the community through financial and educational support. 

Masterson Place

Often referred to as “a home away from home,” the Masterson Place is a needed refuge for patients and families of Wyoming Medical Center and other area hospitals. The Foundation is now raising $6 million for construction of a new building across the street from Wyoming Medical Center, providing a convenient and comfortable hospitality house for our patients and families. It will be located on Third and Washington streets.

The Masterson Place grew from the vision of Mary Masterson and continues to thrive thanks to her famly’s continued support. Presently located at 2325 E. Yellowstone Highway in Casper, the Masterson Place serves thousands of patients every year. It offers short- and long-term accommodations for patients and families at a cost of $45 per night. Each room has a small eating area, microwave and refrigerator.

For reservations or more information, contact the Masterson Place at (307) 237-5933.

Angels Cancer Care Program

Volunteers of this program, many who are cancer survivors themselves, serve hundreds of cancer patients and their caregivers every year. Volunteers provide emotional support, financial help, transportation and medication retrieval. They also educate the community while raising money to support patients with food, gas cards, prostheses, wigs and more.

To become an Angel, make a donation, or request assistance from the Angels Program, call (307) 577-4355 or email.

NERD Health and Wellness Center

Wyoming Medical Center Foundation has committed to raising $1.5 million for the NERD Health and Wellness Center opening this summer in the McMurry West Tower. The 7,000-square-foot center will include a multi-purpose room, fitness equipment and more. An  integrative medicine practitioner along with health coaches and nutritionist will work with patients, employees and targeted populations to improve wellness while managing and preventing chronic disease. Wyoming Medical Center is committed to not only mending bodies, but to making our patients and community healthier. 

Foundation Board Members

Dax Collins is the vice-chair of the Wyoming Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors Dax Collins
Kyle Thompson is a member of the Wyoming Medical Center Foundation Board Kyle Thompson
Dick Dresang is a member of the Wyoming Medical Center Foundation Board Dick Dresang



Susie McMurry is a member of the Wyoming Medical Center Foundation Board Susie McMurry
Bob Barnard is a member of the Wyoming Medical Center Foundation Board Bob Barnard
Karen Zaback is a member of the Wyoming Medical Center Foundation Board Karen Zaback



Vickie Diamond is a member of the Wyoming Medical Center Foundation Board Vickie Diamond
WMC President & CEO
Not pictured:
Judy Aurelius (Vice Chair)
John Purviance, M.D.
Scott Brownell
Debbie Reid
Lisa Warren
Pam Miller (WMC Volunteer President)

Contact the Foundation

Wyoming Medical Center Foundation
167 S. Conwell St., 2nd Floor (physical address)
1233 E. Second St. (mailing address)
Casper, WY 82601

(307) 577-2973 (office)
(800) 822-7201 ext. 2973 (toll-free) 
(307) 577-2275 (fax)

Foundation Staff

Caryn Dowell, WMC Foundation Executive Director
Ashley Alverson, Foundation Coordinator