CRMC Launches Air Stemi Program
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has launched an a program known as Air Stemi designed to get heart attack patients in rural areas of southern Wyoming and western Nebraska into medical care quickly. Hospital officials describe Air Stemi as a collaborativc effort involving CRMC, it's air ambulance service and emergency medical care providers in the area in an effort to get heart attack victims into medical care more quickly than has been traditionally possible. Dr. Muhammad Khan, an interventional cardiologist at CRMC, says such timely care is critical for heart attack patients, not only in terms of survival rates but also for maintaining a higher quality of life for heart attack survivors. So far medical training has been provided for medical professionals in Cheyenne and Kimball, Nebraska, but Khan says CRMC hopes to eventually make the program available across Wyoming.