Cheyenne Regional Medical Center announced today (Wednesday) that it has regained its "deemed status" from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The hospital lost its standing last month because of a substantiated complaint.

"It's important for our community to know that the temporary loss of deemed status was the result of our discharge planning process for one patient and was in no way related to the quality of care provided at the hospital," said CRMC Interim CEO Patrick Madigan.

"We believe we had strong discharge planning for vulnerable populations in place," added Madigan. "When we were notified by CMS of areas they felt needed more attention, we immediately developed a detailed action plan to further strengthen the processes."

CRMC's standing was reinstated after the Wyoming Department of Health conducted an unannounced survey at the hospital on August 10 to verify that the corrective plan had been implemented.

Madigan says CRMC's overall day-to-day operations and funding were not impacted while it waited for the decision from CMS.

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