Torrington Hospital $13 million investment used to expand hospital

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TORRINGTON, Wyo. With the help of a $13 million investment, Banner Health Community Hospital can expand not only their center but their services.

These funds will be used to renovate two operating rooms, create a new entry within the hospital and potentially hire new physicians when needed. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)

These funds will be used to renovate two operating rooms which will allow for new technology and equipment, renovate and improve the area used for sterilizing surgical equipment and preparing surgical supplies, create a new entry into the north side of the hospital which improves access into the facility through the parking lot and add shelled space for future growth.

The operating rooms have not been renovated in design since 1975.

The needs of this expansion is essential.

“Keeping healthcare in the small communities is so essential,” said Ingrid Long, Chief Nursing Officer. “In Torrington, it has an aging population. People don’t want to travel outside of town so this will allow us to bring state of the art equipment in.”

This renovation will also allow for the opportunity to hire more personnel.

“As we build OR’s, it’s a key tool in recruiting physicians to our campus,” said Zachary Miller, CEO. “It enables us to recruit the talented providers that we need locally to ensure ongoing access to healthcare in the future.”

Phase one of this project began on Monday.

The staff celebrated with a ribbon cutting this afternoon.

The north entrance will be blocked off during Phase one of this project.
Patients can enter the hospital in the south entrance.

The phase project is expected to be completed by August of 2020.