West Tower Rising: What the McMurry West Tower means for you
By Kristy Bleizeffer Aug 5, 2014
Besides offering the latest technology and best medical care in the region, our McMurry West Tower will be a comfortable, pleasant place to be.
“We want to be a very welcoming place for our patients,” said Dr. David B. Wheeler, MD, PhD, a neurologist with Wyoming Neurologic Associates and director of WMC’s Primary Stroke Center. “Our new tower provides better spaces and better accommodations, and I think it helps us to continue to become the pinnacle referral center of the region – because that’s what we envision ourselves to be.”
The tower will add 100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art space when it opens next month. As Casper’s only full-service community hospital, we designed the tower around the unique needs of our patients. Take this virtual tour to see what the new tower will mean for you and your family.
1. A new front door
Our new main entrance will offer curbside drop-offs and pick-ups under a canopy protecting from Wyoming’s fickle weather. With easy access from Second Street, it will be a welcome change for patients and their families. Visitor parking will be available in the West Parking Garage, accessible off Jackson Street, with direct access to the new tower. Free valet parking will be available for all patients and visitors from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily at the West Tower and from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily at our Emergency Room entrance.
2. More dining options
The first floor Market Place – our expanded kitchen and dining area – more than doubles the capacity of our old cafeteria and includes a grill, pizza oven, salad bar, deli, family dinners and plenty of healthful options. Enjoy food you’d expect to order in a popular restaurant, not in a hospital. The spacious area will create a more comfortable area for patients, family and friends to nourish themselves during their stay.
3. Access to our Healing Garden
Studies link patients’ physical environments with their ability to manage pain and heal. Our Healing Garden, located on the tower’s south side, will offer visitors a quiet place to relax and enjoy the fresh air. It is easily accessible from the tower’s second floor.
4. Commitment to service
Located on the second floor, with access to the West Parking Garage, we designed the Sky Lobby to showcase our commitment to service. This area is the home to our expanded chapel offering a quiet place for prayer and reflection. Spiritual support is available for any reason, and our chaplains are sensitive to the diverse cultural needs of our community. The second floor also features a large fireplace, a larger gift shop and full-service coffee shop overlooking the front lobby. Shell space for our new 7,000-square-foot Wellness Center is also located here, designed to improve health of targeted community populations.
5. Mother and Baby Center
The third floor is devoted entirely to mothers, babies and families. It features six labor and delivery suites with full private bathrooms for an exceptional birth experience. A dedicated C-section operating suite ensures doctors and delivery staff have access to state-of-the-art equipment so they can provide fast and expert care. Our 10 spacious private rooms have pullout couches so dads, siblings and families can bond with the mothers and new babies. Our new Level II nursery will be equipped to care for more premature babies, keeping families close to home.
6. Surgical excellence
The fourth floor is dedicated to our new Orthopedic, Spine and General Surgery Center. It features 25 private patient rooms, three bariatric patient rooms, an extended family area, an orthopedic rehabilitation gym and a therapeutic tub training area. This comprehensive surgical floor is designed to centralize treatments and shorten recovery times.
Save the date!
West Tower Rising is a series highlighting the features of our new McMurry West Tower, each designed to provide the best care and patient experience in Casper. Don't take our word for it; come see for yourself!
* What: McMurry West Tower open house. Take a self-guided tour and enjoy free appetizers from The Market Place, our new expanded kitchen and dining area.
* When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27
* Where: McMurry West Tower at Wyoming Medical Center. Park in the West Parking Garage which has direct access to the tower, or take advantage of our free valet service and pull right up to our new front door on Second Street. We’ll take care of the rest.