Cheyenne Regional Medical Center celebrates retirement of Nancy Sargent, nurse for 49 years

Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 6:24 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is celebrating the retirement of a long-time employee. Nancy Sargent has been a pillar in the community, serving Laramie County for 49 years; and today, she celebrated her final day at CRMC.

Nancy Sargent is a Same-day Surgery Nurse at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

Sargent has stood side-by-side the hospital, through all the staff changes, construction and even name changes, and said she has loved watching it grow.

“There has been a lot of changes so a lot of people that have been around long [know] - we started out a Memorial Hospital Laramie County, and then United Medical Center, and now Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. A lot of changes, a lot of different things along the way, and just getting to know all the physicians, and all of the staff, and the whole hospital; they have been wonderful,” said Sargent.

Originally from Minnesota, Nancy Sargent made her way to Cheyenne. She met her husband in the Emergency Room (ER) while he was working for the ambulance service; they have been married 47 years.

Throughout her career as an ER Nurse for 30 years, Sargent discovered her passion for patient care.

“I was the Head Nurse in the Emergency Room and finally I went back and knew that patient care was my niche. I said ‘I’ll let you have somebody else do that, you can go to the meetings, and I’ll take care of patients’ and that is what I do,” said Sargent.

Sargent is leaving one year before her big 50 with the hospital.

Her daughter is having a baby, so she is being promoted to full-time grandma.

Sargent said family is so important, and she is honored to have been able to be there for others when they needed her the most.

“The patient care and stuff that I get to do for my patients everyday, they are all wonderful. They’re here, they’re scared, and it is a big thing for them to have surgery, or people that come in to the Emergency Room, or trauma; so it is a nice thing - if you can comfort them, that is good,” said Sargent.

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