24 hours a day, 7 days a week, highly trained medical professionals are in the Emergency Department for your peace of mind. From cuts and broken bones to a life-threatening event, our staff is trained and ready to help.
Extended Care Facility
A very important part of our hospital is our Extended Care Facility (ECF) which is part of the 24 licensed beds in our hospital. The majority of our ECF residents come from our local community. The staff takes pride in providing exceptional care to our residents.
We think residing in a hospital-based facility has the advantage of many conveniently located medical services:
- Full diagnostic services
- Immediate emergency services
- Coordinated social services
- Rehabilitative services
- Each resident's medical care is under the direction of our medical staff.
We offer a diverse and enthusiastic Life Enrichment program, along with the use of complementary therapies that are appropriate for each resident. The goal of this department is to offer quality programs that enhance our resident's day to day living experience.
Inpatient Medical Unit
A team of clinical professionals provides individual care to patients in this primary inpatient unit, using nationally standardized clinical paths and protocols.
Many of our nurses have had extensive training and experience in specialty areas. Working as a team, our nurses, case manager and social worker follow patients from admission to discharge. Individual patient education and coordination of after-care are a major focus for the staff.
We have an active acute swing bed program for patients who may need help and/or rehabilitation.
Inpatient Visitor Guidelines
There is no restriction on visiting hours. However visiting hours for inpatients is limited after 8pm. We ask that visitors be considerate of the privacy and needs of the other patients.
Niobrara Community Hospital is a trauma receiving hospital. Physicians and registered nurses working in our ER have specialized training on how to care for a trauma patient.
There are a number of outpatient services the hospital can provide such as Infusion therapy, wound care, and dressing changes.
Occupational and Physical Therapy
We are able to provide these services with the help of Big Country Rehab.
The Laboratory Department offers a comprehensive menu of clinical laboratory testing and a professional, caring staff. By utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, our highly skilled, competent and certified staff is able to provide testing and timely information to aid physicians in the diagnosis, treatment and detection of disease. The Clinical Laboratory Department is accredited by Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).
Clinical Laboratory Disciplines includes Routine Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis, Toxicology, Mycology, Virology and Rapid Tests. Employer requested drug collections, DOT and Non-DOT urine drug collections and Paternity collections are also available.
The Radiology Department at Niobrara Community Hospital provides round the clock coverage for X-Ray and CT services. Your exam will be performed by a Technologist that is a highly skilled, Wyoming licensed and nationally accredited by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Our new CT is a 64 slice Siemens unit that provides quicker, more diagnostic CTs with as much as a 60% reduction in radiation to older scanners. The machine directs a series of X-rays through the body to produce images that are referred to as "slices", which are cross sectional images of the body. As a result, a very detailed series of images are available to the Radiologist to help your Physician with an accurate diagnosis.
Our radiology studies are read by Capital Radiology out of Sheridan, Wyoming. They provide STAT readings at the providers request for any emergent study.
Rawhide Rural Health Clinic
At Rawhide Rural Health clinic our providers offer a comprehensive list of services for all ages. Care is provided to all populations: infant, adolescent, adult and geriatric.
Some of the services include:
- Health maintenance checkups and preventative healthcare counseling
- Treatment of acute illnesses and injuries
- Cancer, heart disease, cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes screening and management
- School physicals, sport physicals, pediatric wellness exam, vaccines
- Sports injuries
- Gynecology, PAP, family planning, birth control
- Management of psychiatric disease including stress management, anxiety and depression
- General dermatology services
- Smoking cessation – services to help you quit smoking
- Joint injection
- Ear wax removal
- DOT exam
- Flu Shots
Appointments recommended. Schedule Now!
Registration & Billing
We advise patients to contact their insurance company regarding their coverage prior to services being rendered.
Patients are responsible for fees not covered by their insurance company.
We facilitate specialty clinics from around Wyoming.
- Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robertson is here twice a month.
- Wyoming Cardiopulmonary Services providers rotate every six weeks.
- Podiatrist Dr. Capron visits once a month.