National Hospital Week: CEO Vickie Diamond says hospitals are central to a healthy community

By Vickie Diamond May 11, 2015

May 10-16, 2015, is National Hospital Week, a time to celebrate community hospitals as center pieces of healthy populations.

May 10-16, 2015, is National Hospital Week, and I encourage everyone to take a moment to think about what it means to be the guardians of health in our community. This year’s theme is “Where Miracles Happen Every Day,” and nothing could better describe the work we do here at Wyoming Medical Center.

Vickie Diamond

A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community.

Every person who works at Wyoming Medical Center affects patient care and makes miracles possible: from the engineers who keep our equipment working, to the housekeepers who clean the rooms, to the nurses and doctors who heal by the laying of hands on patients. We only work when we work as a team, and I am continually awed by the professionalism and skill at all levels of this organization.

In 2015, we continue to celebrate the opening of our McMurry West Tower, a representation of our investment in the people of Natrona County and our commitment to their health. Our investment continues: This fall, we will open our new Mesa Primary Care and Immediate Care clinic on Casper’s west side and are making plans for the new east side clinic. These clinics will bring health care close to where people live. Our patients are our friends, family and neighbors and we have lived among them for more than a century. No other hospital in Casper can say that.

Yours in good health,

Vickie Diamond
President and CEO