The Wyoming Cancer Coalition (WYCC), a federally funded, state-run program that advocates for cancer-related issues on behalf of the people of the state of Wyoming, recognized Denver-based Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) with the “Champion Partner Award,” at its group meeting in Casper on March 4th. The award acknowledges a business that has gone above and beyond to help the WYCC and has helped in the cancer prevention and control battle in Wyoming.

John van Doorninck, MD, a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at RMHC and a member of the WYCC steering committee and childhood cancer action group, is thrilled with the recognition.    

“This award acknowledges RMHC’s widespread commitment to pediatric cancer care in the state of Wyoming. RMHC supports monthly pediatric oncology outreach clinics in Casper, which is important because the state’s small population cannot support a full time, in-state, pediatric oncologist,” said van Doorninck.

 “RMHC also supports Wyoming’s only pediatric cancer camp, Camp Courage, both financially and by enabling RMHC physician participation. RMHC promotes cancer-related legislation by supporting Wyoming’s Cancer Action Network, the political arm of the American Cancer Society. Thus, while RMHC’s focus is promoting pediatric health care, the breadth of its support in Wyoming serves residents of all ages who are touched by cancer,” added van Doorninck.

About HealthONE’s Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s (P/SL) Medical Center is a family-focused children’s hospital and the anchor facility for HealthONE’s system of pediatric care. It is home to the majority of pediatric specialists and sub-specialists, providing the most complex care in the system. RMHC at P/SL also houses the region’s largest Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, the most experienced high-risk maternal fetal program, a specialized center for minimally invasive surgery for infants and children, and a nationally renowned institute for youth sports medicine which includes a center focused on concussion.

Celebrating its fifth birthday, HealthONE’s Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children system of pediatric care offers six pediatric locations throughout the Denver metro area, along with five pediatric emergency rooms and more than 300 pediatric specialists. By extending pediatric care to all its affiliated hospitals RMHC ensures the highest quality emergency, inpatient and outpatient services for children. Locations throughout the Denver metro area mean that child-focused care can be found close to home.