The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) Facilities Task Force will meet October 22 in Cheyenne to discuss the group’s recommendations about the future roles and needs of the state’s public healthcare facilities.According to a news release, the meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Wyoming Veterans Commission offices, which are located at 5410 Bishop Blvd. Public comment will be welcomed from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Information regarding the Facilities Task Force can be accessed via the WDH website: www.health.wyo.gov. An online opportunity for public comment is also available.

WDH operates five healthcare facilities: Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander, Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston, Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin, Wyoming Pioneer Home in Thermopolis, and the Veterans’ Home of Wyoming in Buffalo.

The Wyoming Legislature approved a measure earlier this year creating the Task Force, which includes legislative and executive branch appointees. The group is charged with developing strategies and recommendations on the use, financing, populations served, services offered, building status and construction needs for WDH healthcare facilities.