CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has announced plans to pursue a management services agreement with University of Colorado Health.

The plans were made public on Thursday. The plans call for Laramie County to remain the hospital's owner, but University of Colorado Health would handle day-to-day operations for a fee. The nonprofit hospital would be self-supporting and keep its local board of trustees.

Patrick Madigan, the medical center's interim CEO, says the decision came down to what would be best for patients, employees and providers.

University of Colorado Health operates several hospitals in Colorado, including University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins and Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland.

It also maintains an affiliation agreement with Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie.

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