New Surgical and Cardiovascular Center Opens in Lander

The new Western Wyoming Medical Ambulatory Surgery Center will open Tuesday in Lander.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

October 05, 20202 min read

Downtown Lander, Wyoming
Downtown Lander, Wyoming (Photo By Ken Richardson)

The new Western Wyoming Medical Ambulatory Surgery Center will open Tuesday in Lander.  

The $10 million project brings state-of-the-art cardiovascular and surgical care to central Wyoming.  According to Alan Daugherty, manager of the facility, Doctor Claude Minor, Doctor Kevin Courville, Doctor Michael Crosby, and a staff of ten medical professionals will begin seeing patients immediately.

Dr Minor is a general surgeon who says his favorite thing in the world is saving limbs on his diabetic patients.  Dr Minor performed the first C02 angioplasty ever in Wyoming just a few months ago saving a patient’s leg.  The use of C02 instead of contrasting dye protects the patient’s kidneys from damage.

Dr Kevin Courville is an interventional cardiologist and will be specializing in cardiac rhythm management, coronary and peripheral interventions. Dr. Michael Crosby, an anesthesiologist, will provide anesthesia services.

Western Wyoming Medical has leading edge technology including the very latest heart catheterization unit in the United States.

Daugherty says he expects that patients from all over Wyoming and surrounding states will come to Lander for the specialized treatment at Western Wyoming Medical and that the patients traveling to the heart center will benefit local businesses while in town.

Paul and Carrie Guschewsky are the developers of the project. The couple has previously remodeled several commercial buildings in town and were instrumental in bringing Rocky Mountain Oncology to Lander. 

The facility will also be home to several expanding businesses in town.  Elevate Rehab is increasing its personnel and services.  Todd Wurth’s Farmers Insurance agency is looking forward to serving its growing clientele.  

Dr. Dunaway at Lander Women’s Care is pleased to expand his services in this new facility, as well.  Wind River Heart Clinic will also have its home in the new complex. 

The 23,000 sq ft facility is built for the future with complete fiber optic connectivity, high efficiency heating and cooling systems and LED lighting. 

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Annaliese Wiederspahn

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