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Hot Springs Health, a Thermopolis, Wyoming hub for healthcare in the Big Horn Basin, first opened its doors in 1958. HSH currently has a hospital, four family practice clinics, and a surgical clinic. The board of directors is announcing the appointment of Scott Alwin as the new CEO of Hot Springs Health. His tenure begins…

Park County is amongst several Wyoming counties encountering a wave of stomach illnesses, which means ill people should stay safe, stay hydrated and stay home. The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) said reports of stomach-related illnesses known overall as viral gastroenteritis have recently increased in Wyoming. Recent upticks have been reported from the northern part…

Two years after its implementation, the COVID-19 public health emergency is officially “over” in Wyoming, as Governor Gordon rescinds his 2020 executive order. Governor Mark Gordon has signed an Executive Order rescinding the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Simultaneously, to facilitate efforts to address the state’s nursing shortage, the Governor has also signed an Executive Order…

Healthy Park County is sponsoring two free courses in March that teach “mental first aid,” showing adults how to support the mental health of young adults. Enrollment is open for two “first-aid” courses to be held in Park County in early March. However, this training focuses more on healing the mind than cuts and bruises.…

Do you have crutches? Because Cody Regional Health needs them to keep patients on their feet while supply chain shortages continue throughout northwest Wyoming. When a Cody resident hears Cody Regional Health is seeking donations, they might think the hospital is looking for money, masks, or even blood. But the latest “request for support” will…

Cody Regional Health and Park County Public Health continue to fight the spread of COVID-19 while their numbers show the significant impact made by vaccines. On Oct. 9, Cody Regional Health published an update to its social media pages. In the update, the hospital announced construction on its Acute Care/Critical Care Unit was completed. “Instead…

The Bighorn Basin is under an Air Quality Alert until Tuesday afternoon due to persistent wildfire smoke in the air above western and central Wyoming. The National Weather Service Office in Riverton has issued an Air Quality Alert for western and central Wyoming. Issued at 11:52 a.m. Monday morning, the alert will remain in effect…

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Cody stays low, Cody Regional Health is altering some of its protocols enacted to keep residents safe during the pandemic. As 2021 progresses, COVID-19 seems like a thing of the past to many Cody residents. While a small surge is occurring nationally, the local COVID climate has stayed…

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Despite the mask mandate extension through Feb. 28, Governor Mark Gordon has further relaxed orders as data from most counties show declines in both case counts and hospitalizations. The updated health orders go into effect on Feb. 15 and permit increased capacity limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings. The statement indicates “Indoor gatherings that incorporate…


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