Thursday, July 13, 2017

Comforts of Home

Family room
Ivinson Hospital Guest House
Laramie, WY
My surgery was in Laramie, WY (a four-hour drive from my home). Marilyn and Brenda met me in Laramie the day before my surgery. I had made arrangements for the three of us to stay at the hospital Guest House. It was an amazing facility, built with private funds.

The single-story 4000 square foot facility, a home away from home, has six guest rooms.

guests had use of the full kitchen 
a large dining area next to a patio
computer and printer and free WiFi

rooms with king-size beds and bath
rooms were well lit and cheery
Not only was the Guest House attractive, clean and modern, but it was extremely affordable - $40.00 a night.

More information about the Guest House can be found on the hospital website.


  1. Looks really nice. What a great idea! I've seen this sort of guest house at children's hospitals, but not generally. Great price too!!

  2. WOW! What a great idea, and also affordable for most people, I would think. It actually looks nicer than my house ... ;-)

  3. This is such a lovely service. I think it is similar to the Ronald McDonald Houses. There are three excellent hospitals within a 2-mile radius of my house, and that has come in handy during my parents' many hospital stays. The only downside is that we hear a lot of sirens and helicopters!

  4. That looks like a very cheerful and cozy place to stay the night. What a comfort for people who are going through the stress of either going to the hospital themselves, or having a family member there. It looks much more relaxing to stay there Instead of at the hospital or even a hotel. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Blessings, Betsy

  5. What a wonderful place. You really had it all together Nancy. Did not realizeyou were 4 hours from glad you had friends with you the night before.

  6. Wow! What a great service to provide.

    Looks like you truly had a nice home away from home.

  7. Such a lovely way to begin a stressful event in your life! I love it that hospitals are getting so good about what happens before and after you become a patient, and they are taking care of the families as well as the patients.

  8. What a great idea to enable families and friends to be able to support patients. I am glad you were able to avail yourself of this facility.

  9. Wonderful facility to help make the family feel comfortable.

  10. What a nice place to help you out when you need surgery! So much more relaxed than having to find motels and driving , etc!
    Glad you shared!

  11. Well that is certainly a beautiful place to stay!! I hope you are doing well at home:)


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