Children's Hospital Colorado

Care Alliance Partnership with Wyoming Hospital to Include Tele-neonatology Services

Children's Hospital Colorado | October 22, 2020

Providers in Wyoming will have access to telehealth consultation support from neonatal specialists at Children’s Hospital Colorado as part of a Care Alliance. This Care Alliance is focused on elevating the care of Wyoming’s tiniest patients in the NICU at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC).

Children’s Colorado focuses on each child’s long-term quality of life. Our care model integrates fully with top-ranked subspecialty care such as our Heart Institute, neonatal surgery expertise, Breathing Institute and more.

Partnership aims to improve care, lower parental stress

A new video-based tele-neonatology service will supplement the existing 24/7 phone consultation support provided by Children’s Colorado. The new tele-neonatology service will support clinical decision-making, transfer decision-making, and guidance for patient stabilization prior to transfer.  Both organizations are focused on elevating care locally and preventing unessential patient transfer which can lead to undue financial and parental stress.

“We are proud to be partnering with Cheyenne Regional Medical Center to support the excellent care already being provided in Cheyenne,” said Jeanne Zenge, MD, lead tele-neonatologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado. “By adding another layer of assessment and connection with the patient’s medical care team, we believe, telehealth sessions will provide invaluable support and guidance to practitioners, patients, and their families."  

Expanded capabilities provide world-renowned care, keeps babies closer to home

“We are excited for our new, expanded consultation capabilities made possible by generous funding from the Cheyenne Regional Foundation” said Joanne Hassell, MD, Chief of Pediatrics at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. “Through the Care Alliance and our collaboration with the world-renowned Children’s Hospital Colorado, neonatologists in Denver can now visually assess and consult on patients virtually to provide more accurate recommendations for courses of treatment. Through our adoption of this state-of-the-art technology, we will not only be able to include the caregivers of these children in the consultation but realize our goal of keeping more babies closer to home during this critical time.”