The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) Facilities Task Force will meet in Casper on Wednesday, August 20, to continue discussing the roles and needs of the state’s public healthcare facilities.

Department of Health spokeswoman Kim Deti says WDH operates five healthcare facilities: Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander, Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston, Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin, Wyoming Pioneer Home in Thermopolis, and the Veterans’ Home of Wyoming in Buffalo.

The Wyoming Legislature approved a measure earlier this year creating the Task Force, which includes legislative and executive branch appointees. The group is charged with developing strategies and recommendations on the use, financing, populations served, services offered, building status and construction needs for WDH healthcare facilities.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. with public comment welcomed from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at Casper College in Room 322 of the Union/University Building. Casper College is located at 125 College Drive. Information about the task force and a public comment opportunity can be found here.