WPR News
7:10 am
Wed September 27, 2006

Hospice Center Opening in Cheyenne

Laramie, Wy – Southeastern Wyoming is about to have its first in-patient hospice center. That's a facility that cares for people at the end of their lives. This one is opening to the public in November at the United Medical Center hospital in Cheyenne. Grant Coordinator, Stephanie Forrest-Yavuzturk, says until now people in the area have had to go out of state for hospice care or they stayed at home, but that's not everyone's preference.
This hospice facility will start out with 12 beds, but can expand to 24. There is a hospice center in Casper, but Forrest-Yavuzturk says that's the only other one in Wyoming.