United Medical Center is a nonprofit, county hospital located in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Established in 1867, United Medical Center (UMC) is one of the oldest hospitals in the western United States, a community-centered hospital with a mission to care for every patient who passes through its doors.
Originally founded to serve the needs of railroad and military workers, United Medical Center now has a licensed bed capacity of 195, offering complete cardiac, neurological, orthopedic, cancer, trauma and general medical care.
United Medical Center recently opened a new, private patient tower as part of its goal to provide every hospital patient with a private room.
Five floors of patient rooms feature state-of-the-art, modular construction with remote-controlled window shades and lights, and overnight accommodations for a family member in every room.
The new rooms are equipped with a unique, overbed/bedside table unit and an armoire-style wardrobe with a fold-out desk; private bath with a large shower; TV/DVD player with Surround Sound™; and illuminated overbed and wall murals depicting outdoor scenes.
Each of the patient floors offers other family amenities including a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, a resource room with Internet access, and a private-consult room.
United Medical Center received the "Wyoming Engineering Society 2002 Presidential Project Award" for the Patient Tower. The award was given for "the best structure substantially completed in 2002." This marks the first time a building has ever been awarded the prize.