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Admissions (Guest Services)

   
   

Whether you are a patient, a family member or a visitor to Sheridan Memorial Hospital, your experience is extremely important to us. That experience becomes a reality when you enter the hospital doors. We strive to do our best to see that you are admitted quickly and efficiently, your questions are answered, and you get to where you need to be easily.

Our Admissions staff is here to make your experience with us a positive one. If you have requests or special needs, we will do everything we can to accommodate them. We want to exceed your expectations. Please call us if you have questions about the admitting procedure, visitation, or any other matters, and we will point you in the right direction.

View our Patient & Visitor's Guide

Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Main Phone Line
307-672-1000

   
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Breastfeeding & Lactation Counseling    
   

We know breastfeeding can be challenging for new moms and we're here to help. 
Click here for information on lactation and breastfeeding.

See Women's Health

   
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Cardiac Cath Lab    
   
Watch a great informational video about Cardiology Services in Sheridan CLICK HERE!    
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Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab

   
   

Cardiopulmonary Rehab Brochure


Patient Forms:

Authorization to Release Information
Patient Knowledge Test - Pulmonary Rehab
Patient Knowledge Test - Cardiac Rehab
Duke Activity Status Index (DASI)
Cardiopulmonary Rehab Patient Satisfaction Survey

Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Sheridan Memorial Hospital is designed to improve the quality of life of patients with chronic lung disease through education and exercise. This program has just been awarded certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. It is currently the one of two certified programs in the state of Wyoming.

The certification recognizes programs which have been rigorously reviewed by a national board and found to meet the outlined essential requirements for standards of care.

The Pulmonary Rehab program works with people who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or various lung diseases or disorders such as emphysema, bronchitis and asthma.

Depending upon their individual needs, a person who is referred to the program may see a cardiac nurse, a physical therapist, a dietician, a diabetic educator and a respiratory therapist. In addition to caring for the individual afflicted with a pulmonary disease, family member are also assisted with support and education. The mission of this program is to improve the patient’s quality of life by optimizing their physical condition and decreasing their symptoms of chronic pulmonary disease.

The Cardiac Rehab program is tailored to people with heart disease and who have had a heart attack, bypass surgery, heart valve repair or replacement, or have stable angina.

A clinician in this program develops an individual exercise prescription for each patient. The program staff works closely with the patient to ensure that they receive safe, effective physical conditioning. An electrocardiogram (EKG) may be monitored while they exercise. Their progress is continually assessed and regular reports are provided to the patient and the patient's physician. Education on their specific medical condition, including medications, physiology, risk factors, diet, etc. is provided to the patient. Specialists in pharmacy, respiratory therapy, dietitians, exercise physiologists also provide education.

Special focus is put on facilitating the recovery of patients from a cardiac event or surgery, educating them on exercise and strength training during continuous cardiac monitoring, and identifying and modifying their risk factors.

The cardiac rehab program’s goal is to create an environment that nurtures a patient’s progressive independence. The challenge is to increase opportunities to provide risk interventions and promote positive lifestyle behavior patterns..

Disease prevention, management and subsequent rehabilitation promotes a healthier individual and community.

Other Services available include:
Asthma Management, Chronic Lung Disease management (IN CONJUNCTION WITH PULMONARY REHABILITATION),
Cardiac Stress Tests, Event Recorders, ECG Holter Monitoring, and Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring.

Click here to read an article in Health Beat, the hospital newsletter.

Contact:
Jenny Clemens, RRT, AE-C
Cardiopulmonary Rehab Coordinator
(307) 672-1062

   
   
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Diabetes Education

   
   

 

What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a serious disease that can affect your whole body. It means that your body is not able to produce and use insulin properly to change your food and the body’s own glucose into the energy you need to function. As a result there is more glucose (sugar) in your blood than normal. Left unmanaged, this causes life-threatening complications. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of heart disease, blindness, kidney failure and amputation.

Who does it affect?
The Wyoming Prevention and Control Program estimates that more than 29,000 Wyoming residents have diabetes and more than half of these are undiagnosed.

What are the risk factors?

  • Being overweight
  • Not exercising regularly
  • Being 65 or older
  • Having a baby who weighed more than nine pounds at birth
  • Having a sibling or parent with Diabetes

Goals
Our goal is to educate you and your family to successfully manage diabetes by achieving healthy blood glucose levels. You do this by making lifestyle changes that include diet, exercise, weight management, and checking blood glucose levels regularly. You and your family will also learn to prevent the complications that may develop from diabetes.

 

Sarah & Alyssa

 

The Role of Diabetes Educators
Being told you have diabetes is never easy. You may feel confused and anxious. When your physician refers you to the Diabetes Program,

you will meet with a nurse and dietitian who will tailor a plan to meet your needs through classes and individual sessions. You will learn how to:

  • Make good food choices
  • Increase activity levels
  • Monitor blood glucose levels
  • Understand medications
  • Cope with the stress of diabetes
  • Prevent complications

 

Sarah Houghton, MS, RD, LD, CDE

Registered and Licensed Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator

Master’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Oklahoma

Professional Interests: Prediabetes, preventing diabetes related complications

 

Alyssa Wright BSN, RN, CDE

Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Montana State University

Professional Interests: Insulin pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring

 

Diabetes Self-Management Program
Phone: 307-675-2640
Fax: 307-675-4639

   
     
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Dialysis

   
   
 
Construction Completed in February 2009
Watt Dialysis Center
In 2008, the Joe and Arlene Watt Foundation provided cash and pledges of $750,000 to construct a new Dialysis Center at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Construction was completed in February 2009 and the facility opens in April. It is located under the Emergency Department.

This Center is vital for those in the Sheridan community that require life sustaining dialysis treatment. The new area provides the dialysis staff with the capability to meet the community’s increased need for dialysis treatment using the latest advances in technology. In addition, the new facility is very accessible for patients and provide a more comfortable setting for treatment. Local dialysis patients are extremely grateful to be able to remain in Sheridan and close to home for their three day a week schedule.

To honor the generosity of The Joseph H. and Arlene Watt Foundation, the new Center is named the Watt Dialysis Center.

In 1995, Memorial Hospital contracted with Deaconess Billings Clinic to provide dialysis to area residents in need. Persons with kidney failure must go through this process to have their blood “cleaned” three times per week.

Dialysis has been provided on the second floor since 1995. The new unit is located on the ground floor in the new part of the hospital building, the Medical Arts Complex. The area will also house the expanded Laboratory.

   
   
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Education Opportunities

   
   

For classes and events, click here!

 

   

 

 

   
   
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Emergency Services

   
   
 

 

Sheridan Memorial Hospital is an area trauma hospital. Its Emergency Department is the first and only line of defense for medical emergencies and trauma in Sheridan County and the surrounding area.

The Emergency Department also provides 24-hour coverage for all age groups. Emergency injuries vary depending on the season - some of the most prominent are injures caused because of skiing, motor vehicle crashes, boating, falls, motorcycles and horse-related incidents.

A construction project to expand the hospital’s Emergency Department began in April of 2005 and was completed in June of 2006. This expansion has improved our ability to deliver professional emergency medical care to an increasing patient population in an environment that affords maximum patient privacy, confidentiality and safety. The expansion project included an increase from 2,800 square feet to 12,300 square feet.

Our Intensive Care Unit is staffed by Registered Nurses who provide care for adults and children, 24-hours a day. Our patients may be acutely ill or injured, have heightened medical problems that require close nursing and physician attention, or need to be closely monitored.

Contact Information:

Iris Hehn, ED/ICU Manager
(307) 672-1100
24-hour emergency access

   
   
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The Foundation

   
   

The Foundation Sheridan WyomingThe Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation’s mission is to donate resources to the hospital to help improve medical facilities, equipment and programs resulting in improved patient healthcare.

For more information about The Foundation, click here >

 

   
   
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Health Information & Records

   
   

Health Information & Records also known as “Medical Records” is a vital part of your patient experience. Once you leave our facility it is our honor to continue to serve you by providing your information timely and as requested. For your privacy and protection against medical identity theft we ask when requesting medical records:

1. Please complete the Authorization to Release Medical Information Form. Give as much detail as possible. Please provide a phone number where it is most convenient to reach you if we need additional information. If faxing or mailing the authorization please provide two forms of ID. A photo ID is required (driver’s license) and at least one other form of ID such as a copy of your social security card or birth certificate.
2. You may fax the information with a cover sheet to the number provided on the form 307-674-8961 or mail it to: Sheridan Memorial Hospital
1401 West 5th Street
Health Information & Records
Sheridan, WY 82801

You can also bring the form in to our office (lower level of the hospital). If we have the pleasure of seeing you in our office we will ask for your driver’s license or other form of ID to verify your identity. If you are a parent asking for information regarding a minor child, a photo ID of the child is not required- just a photo ID of the parent or legal guardian.

BIRTH CERTIFICATES
Health Information and Records does not keep birth certificates in the medical record. Birth certificates are the property of the State of Wyoming. It is unlawful for us to provide you with any of their forms that are in the medical record, such as the mother’s worksheet or paternity papers. That information must be obtained through the State.

You may contact Wyoming Vital Statistics:  (307) 777-7591

The cost for a copy of your birth certificate is currently $13.00. You may find the form to request your birth certificate at www.health.wyo.gov . You will see a list on the left side of the web page, go to “Certificates- Birth, Marriage and Divorce. Make sure the form is sent to the Vital Statistics address given on the form. Typically requests take approximately 1 week to process.

OFFICE INFORMATION
Health Information & Records' hours are: Monday- Friday 8 am to 5 pm

Manager 307-672-1072
General Information 307-672-1070

 

Your medical records are important and confidential. It is our job to provide you with your medical records and to protect your privacy. We are pleased to accommodate your requests for medical records at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. 

View our privacy policy.

 

   
   
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Home Care & Hospice

   
   

When you need expert care, Hospital HomeCare provides professional services to improve your quality of life in the warmth and
comfort of your own home.

Skilled Nursing Services

  • Medication Assistance including Intravenous (IV) Therapy
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Assessments of Physical Condition
  • Tube Feedings
  • Urinary Catheter Replacements
  • Bed Sore Treatments
  • Ostomy Servcies (e.g., treatment for those who have undergone a colostomy)
  • Blood Draws, Blood Sugar Testing & Insulin Injections
  • Foot or Wound Care

Home Health Aide Services
In addition to skilled healthcare, a Sheridan Memorial Hospital home health aide will assist patients with personal hygiene and routine tasks which may include personal care such as bathing, hair care, mouth care and help with getting dressed.

Education
Education is a vital part of recovery and care. Hospital HomeCare nurses will educate both the patient and their family members about vital procedures at home including:

  • How to take medication, including side effects & reminder systems for medications
  • Diabetic education
  • How to care for ostomies
  • Newborn care
  • How to cope with chronic disease
  • How to care for a debilitated family member at home

Safety & Security
Our caring professionals are carefully screened, certified and frequently evaluated. Your safety and security are most important to us. All staff have had criminal background investigations, are licensed and have received additional education specific to HomeCare.

Recovery Programs
Sheridan Memorial Hospital HomeCare designs recovery programs for patients with special needs. Recovery from serious conditions like strokes and fractures often requires physical, speech or occupational therapy treatments at home. These services are provided by Wyoming Rehab through Sheridan Memorial Hospital. A Medical Social Worker will also work with the patient and their family to help them understand and address the social and emotional impact of health problems.

The HomeCare staff makes an average of 2,500 home visits each year. In 1996, 2001 and 2004 Hospital HomeCare received a "deficiency-free" rating from the Wyoming Department of Health Quality - meeting or exceeding all Medicare standards. Most home care organizations never earn this distinction.

Hospital HomeCare
Ann Aksamit, Manager
307-672-1083


   

Hospice of the Big Horns

Sheridan Memorial Hospital's Hospice of the Big Horns strives to provide  services that promote quality of life for terminally ill patients. When treatment goals change from cure to relief of symptoms, Hospice offers physical, emotional and spiritual care to patients and their families. Neither hastening nor postponing death, Hospice enhances the quality of life that remains. Nurses, home health aides, social workers, therapists, clergy, physicians and volunteers are all part of an interdisciplinary caring team.

 

During Fiscal Year 2012-2013, Hospice of the Big Horns served a total of 31 patients with a variety of diagnoses including cancer, end stage Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Liver failure, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and Cardiomyopathy.

Hospice enhances quality of life for the patient and provides bereavement support for family members. Volunteers are an integral part of this process. More than 24 volunteers serve the community through the hospice program. For more information on volunteering for Hospice of the Big Horns, contact

Cindy Baker at 672-1083.

     For additional information, contact:

     Hospice of the Big Horns
     Ann Aksamit, RN, CHPN Manager
     307-672-1083

Award winning end of life educator and nurse, Barbara Karnes has been instrumental in creating one of the most important tools in the Hospice movement today: the patient/family educational booklet. In 2013 Barbara visited Sheridan to present a workshop.  Her website containes resourse information and a blog which you may find helpful.  https://bkbooks.com/

Barbara Karnes and Ann Aksamit

To make an on-line donation, click here.

 
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Human Resources

   
   

Click here for information on working at Sheridan Memorial Hospital >

   

Our Human Resources Department is here to help employees each step of the way - through the hiring process, understanding their benefits, and receiving the orientation and training needed for their jobs.  We strive to become the "Employer of Choice" in the Sheridan community.

Human Resources

307-673-4290

   
     
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Lab

   
   
 
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William E. Doughty, M.D.
Dennis Schreffler, M.D.

 

Medical Arts Lab - Outpatient Services

The Medical Arts Lab is located in the Medical Arts Complex at the hospital. If your doctor orders you to have any kind of blood testing done, this is where you will come. Also take advantage of our Health Fair Wellness Screenings.

As of July 1, 2014, this is done year-round, every Tuesday through Friday from 6:30am-9:30am in the Lab at the hospital's Medical Arts Complex. Test your liver and kidney function, muscle and bone function, thyroid, uric acid, pancreas/blood sugar, heart and blood functioning. Call (307) 675-4675 for an appointment.

If you have questions pertaining to physician orders or other questions for the Lab that do NOT pertain the the Health Fair Wellness screenings, please call (307) 672-1035.

Inpatient Services
We have a full service inpatient laboratory to care for all of your pathology needs during your hospital stay. The Lab is under the medical direction of Bill Doughty, MD and Dennis Schreffler, MD. There are two laboratory divisions: Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Laboratory.

Anatomic Pathology
This includes the preparation and staining of tissue specimens, Pap Smears and body fluids for microscopic examination, looking for abnormal cells and reporting results to attending physicians.

Clinical Laboratory
This provides results of tests performed on blood and body fluids to assist physicians and nurses in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Blood products transfused into patients are also provided by the Clinical Laboratory. Major lab areas include blood bank, chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and microbiology.

Our laboratory has been granted accreditation by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), and continues to earn it each year. Sheridan Memorial Hospital was the first county hospital in the state of Wyoming to ever receive this accreditation.

 

   
   
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Medical/Surgical & Transitional Care Unit

   
   
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Medical/Surgical Unit
Our medical surgical staff provides patient and family focused care for acutely ill and surgical patients across the age spectrum. A mix of highly qualified nursing personnel work as a team to perform the myriad of job duties including coordinating plans of care with other facilities, physicians and departments, passing of medications, pre and post operation education and discharge education for family and patient. This is in addition to attending to the psychosocial, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patients. The M/S vision is to provide each patient the very best experience possible during their stay at SMH.

Transitional Care Unit
The Transitional Care Unit was opened in 2005 and gained substantial support from the hospital Foundation. The purpose of the TCU is to provide an extended stay to patients who need a few extra days of transition before returning to their home. These are typically surgical patients that need additional care, with a rehabilitation focus. A multidisciplinary team works together to provide, physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreation and social support in order to ease the transition for these patients to be self-sufficient upon their return home. This is another way that Sheridan Memorial Hospital focuses on the needs of our patients.

Diabetes Education Diabetic Care Dietician Nurse sheridan Hospital Sheridan WyomingQuality Nursing Care
The nursing staff at Sheridan Memorial Hospital provides quality, skilled, caring service to our patients 24 hours a day, each and every day. Nurses take care of people at every stage of their lives. It takes a special kind of person to become a nurse. Nursing requires empathy, patience, nurturing, and loving care. Although it is demanding emotionally, physically and mentally, it is also extremely rewarding to care for patients and help them through a surgery or an illness. We strive to provide the most positive patient experience possible.

Check our Nursing job openings >

   
   
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Nutritional Services/Cafeteria

   
   

At Sheridan Memorial Hospital, we understand that nutrition and food are an integral part of the healing process. The food you eat during a hospital stay should be healthy, full of nutrients, and it should taste delicious. This can be so vital to your healing.

We are pleased to be able to offer a wide variety of foods that appeal to a variety of tastes and that also accommodate many different medical needs. We feel that having choices can aid you in feeling better quickly, so we offer a menu of items to choose from.

Guest trays are available upon request. Our full-service cafeteria (located on the lower level) is also open to visitors, family, friends, guests and the community. The hours are listed below.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital is fortunate to have a registered dietician on our staff who works with the nutritional services department to plan well-balanced meals for patients and those who choose to eat in our cafeteria. Our dietician is available to answer any nutrition-related questions. She can be reached at 672-1078.

Please take advantage of our Ask-A-Dietician web form. Fill out the simple form with your nutrition question and contact information and our dietician will get back to you as soon as possible.

Breakfast
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (Mon. - Fri.)

Lunch
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Mon. - Fri)

Click here to view menus!

At this time, the cafeteria is not open for dinner, but dinner is delivered to patient rooms.

Nutritional Services
307-672-1019

Other available food service at Sheridan Memorial Hospital:

The Sidewalk Café (7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)               
Medical Arts Complex

   
   
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Patient Financial Services

   
   
Thank you for choosing Sheridan Memorial Hospital for your medical care.

Whether you came to us through the hospital, Sheridan Radiology, Welch Cancer Center, or Wyoming Rehab for your healthcare needs, being recognized as your choice in health care is an honor. We are committed to providing service excellence in everything we do. Please let us guide you through our billing process. For any questions, call (307) 672-1000 at any time.

Procedure Estimates
Estimates on all procedures and exams can be provided upon request. Please call (307) 672-1030.

Registration
Protecting your medical and financial information is important to us. To assure that we access the correct record, we will confirm your full name, date of birth, address, insurance coverage and current employment during each visit.

You can help us do this in several ways:

  • Provide accurate and complete information if you are a new patient.
  • Assist us in confirming the accuracy of your information if you are a returning patient
  • For non-emergency outpatient visits we will need a copy of your physician’s order. This may be faxed from the physician’s office, or you may bring a copy with you
  • Present your current health insurance card.
  • If you have Medicare, you will be asked additional questions as required by federal regulations to ensure Medicare is your primary insurance.
  • Sign forms that authorize release of information, assign insurance benefits to the hospital and explain our privacy policies.
  • Pay co-pays, deductibles and any applicable deposits.

Billing
Part of our service to our patients is to bill insurance (including Medicare and Medicaid on behalf of all of our patients. After your service, you will receive a letter informing you of the charges submitted to your insurance carrier. Contact information will be provided should you have any questions.

We will submit your claim to your insurance carrier. This process takes approximately 45 days. After payment from your insurance company is received, we will provide you with a statement for any amount you may owe.

If you do not have insurance, we will send you a bill shortly after health care services have been provided. An itemized statement will be furnished upon request.

Patient Account representatives are available to assist you with your questions Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.--5:00 p.m.

If your last name begins with the letter below please call:

 

A-C Amber @ 672-1157
D-J Sandra @ 672-1187
K-R Shelley @ 672-1027
S-Z Helen @ 672-1025
Sheridan Radiology:   Helen @ 672-1025

 

Payment Arrangements & Prompt Pay Discount Questions:

A-M              Mike @ 672-1029

N-Z              Jennifer @ 672-1024

Price Quotes; Medical Assistance; Baby Steps:

call Robyn @ 672-1030

Patient Accounts Supervisor:

Laurie Green @ 672-1028

Payment Options
Sheridan Memorial Hospital and its affiliates offer a variety of payment options to best meet your individual needs.

  • Unless other arrangements are made, payment is due within 30 days of the bill date. To make payment arrangements, please call (307) 672-1029 or (307) 672-1030.
  • For your convenience, we accept cash, personal check, money orders, and debit/credit cards (VISA, MasterCard and Discover).
    When payment in full is not possible, you may qualify for up to a six (6) month, interest-free, in-house payment plan.
  • FIRSTCARE: FirstCare is a revolving line of credit through First Interstate Bank). You may be set up for qualifying account balances. Payments may be as low as $25 per month.
  • Receivable Solutions may provide a revolving line of credit for qualifying account balances.

Interest rates will vary and are determined by the lender.

Never hesitate to call us with your concerns, questions, or problems. We are here to help you. We want to make your entire experience at Sheridan Memorial Hospital ideal.

We understand not everyone has insurance. Therefore, Sheridan Memorial Hospital offers assistance applying for a variety of financial programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and more. The hospital provides emergency care to everyone who presents to the hospital without regard for ability to pay for services or prior bad debt.

If all outside resources for payment have been exhausted and payment is not possible due to medical hardship, and you meet the eligibility criteria, you may apply for the hospital’s Medical Assistance Program. For more information on this, contact Robyn at (307) 672-1030, M-F, 8am-5pm.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital and its affiliates reserve the right to outsource any
account with an unpaid balance.

Other Billing Statements
Most physicians are not employed by the hospital and therefore have separate billing processes. This means you may receive an additional bill from your physician for fees associated with services he/she performs, such as radiology, surgery, or anesthesiology.

You may also receive a billing statement from Sheridan Memorial Hospital when your physician uses our laboratory services, even if you did not visit the hospital for testing. For example, if your physician sends a biopsy or specimen to our lab for analysis, you can be billed for those services.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital and its affiliates reserve the right to assess interest up to 1.5% per month or up to 18% annual percentage rate on any unpaid balance.

   
   
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Pharmacy    
   

The in-patient pharmacy at Sheridan Memorial Hospital is staffed with caring and knowledgeable employees.  Our staff consists of a pharmacy director, 5 full time and 2 part-time pharmacists, 7 full time and 1 part time pharmacy technicians who are here from 7 am to 7 pm to supply you with your medication needs during your stay in our hospital.

Our daily duties include medication order verification, medication reconciliation, answering physician and clinical staff’s questions concerning medications, compounding intravenous medications, liquids and chemotherapy treatments and educating patients upon discharge about their medication regimens. The pharmacy department also coordinates the Medication Assistance Program (MAP) - see below for details.

The pharmacy department is here to answer any questions you may have on the medications you are currently taking or are prescribed during your stay in our hospital. We can be reached at 307-672-1065.


MEDICATION DOs AND DONTs


Do

  • Tell the doctor about all medications being taken and about any allergies or sensitivities.
  • Be sure all instructions are fully understood including:
    • When to take the drug
    • What to take with it
    • How long the medication should be taken
    • What to do if problems occur
  • Keep a record of any drugs or vaccines to which you are sensitive.

For patients who take numerous medications at different times or for special circumstances:

  • Keep a list of prescribed medications and any over-the-counter medicines ordered by the doctor.
  • A chart can be handy in keeping track of medications. The chart should include:
    • Name of each drug and why it is being taken
    • What time of day it should be taken and whether it should be taken before, during or after meals
    • Check off on the chart each time a medication is taken to see that instructions are followed.

Don’t

  • Do not take more or less than the prescribed amount.
  • Do not stop taking a drug without checking with your doctor, even if you feel better!
  • Do not mix alcohol and medication unless you have checked with your pharmacist.
  • Do not borrow medications prescribed for someone else.
  • Do not transfer a drug from its original bottle to another container.
  • Do not keep old or expired medications in your medicine cabinet. They could lose their effectiveness or even become harmful.

    MEDICATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (MAP)

    The Medication Assistance Program (MAP) helps low income, uninsured or underinsured people get the medications they need, but can't afford. There are some eligibility requirements to participate in MAP. Our MAP advocate, Ann Revelle CPhT, can tell you what those requirements are and the information needed to apply for various Programs.

    THE FIRST STEP: Call 307.673.2400, MAP patients are seen by appointment only.

    THE FIRST MEETING: You will need to bring the following information for your first visit, proof of income (Federal Tax Return, Pay Stubs for the last 60 days, Social Security Disability AWARD letter for current fiscal year, or Bank Statement showing automatic deposit of income), written prescription(s), list of medications with strength and dosage and/or prescription bottles.

    It may take up to 10 weeks for your medications arrive. You will need to make arrangements to receive the medications you have applied for during this waiting period.



   
   
   

Quality Management

   
   
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Radiology Services - Medical Imaging

   
   

Sheridan Memorial Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical imaging services. The field of Radiology has traveled light years since the discovery of the x-ray beam in 1895. Today, our Medical Imaging department boasts the latest in computer digital imaging technology available. Our mission is to assist your primary care physician in diagnosing your health problems as quickly and accurately as possible.

Our hospital meets the highest quality standards in the industry. Our technologists have years of experience and maintain credentials in numerous specialty areas. Our equipment is certified by the FDA and JCAHO, demonstrating our compliance with the toughest quality control standards in the field of radiology. Sheridan residents do not have to travel long distances for specialized diagnostic needs.

Sheridan Radiology is a full service outpatient medical imaging center. Please visit the Sheridan Radiology website for complete information.

COMPUTERIZED AXIAL TOMOGRAPHY
(CAT Scan/CT Scan)

  • Brain
  • Abdominal
  • CT Guided Biopsy
  • CT Angiography
  • Trauma
  • Spine

The CT scan is a valuable diagnostic tool. It is an x-ray procedure which combines many x-ray images with the aid of a computer to generate cross-sectional views and three-dimensional images of the internal organs and structures of the body. It can detect some diseases that conventional x-rays cannot and has markedly reduced the need for surgery for several types of disorders. CT scans create very detailed images of the body's internal structures and organs; clearly distinguishing bone, fat, gas, fluid, and especially growths.

A CT scan x-rays the body from many angles. The x-ray beams are detected by the scanner and analyzed by a computer. The computer compiles the images into a picture of the body area being scanned. These images can be viewed on a monitor or reproduced as photographs.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital has a 64-slice CT scanner.


ULTRASOUND IMAGING

  • Thyroid
  • Obstetrics
  • Carotid
  • Vascular
  • Echocardiography
  • Gallbladder
  • Gynecological
  • Biopsy

Ultrasound is a special imaging technology that uses sound waves instead of x-rays to create images of the body. Much like sonar on a submarine, the equipment sends out sound waves that bounce back off the body part and is "heard" by the computer. This information can be instantly seen on a monitor and recorded. Most people are familiar with ultrasound imaging in pregnancy. It is also used to image all body parts, including the heart and arteries.


ROUTINE DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING

  • Physicals
  • Gastro-intestinal exams
  • Urinary tract
  • Bone
  • Trauma
  • Reproductive System
  • Chest

Radiology professionals are available 24 hours daily to provide routine imaging services from chest x-rays to demanding emergency room procedures. The Radiology Department has four radiology suites with sophisticated digital technology to complete your study quickly and accurately.

DIGITAL ANGIOGRAPHY VASCULAR IMAGING

  • Femoral
  • Abdominal
  • Cerebral
  • Stents
  • Trauma
  • Balloon Angioplasty

Our new, digital, state-of-the-art angiography suite serves patients by diagnosing and treating potentially life-threatening vascular diseases. A skilled angiography team assists the Radiologist in performing these sophisticated arterial procedures. Sheridan residents do not have to travel for preliminary diagnostic testing.

MAMMOGRAPHY/BREAST HEALTH IMAGING

A full range of breast health imaging services is provided at Sheridan Radiology.

Memorial Hospital also offers stereotactic-biopsy. This procedure allows a lump to be biopsied utilizing x-ray technology. As a result, the procedure is done in the mammography room and a surgical biopsy procedure is avoided. The service provides for increased comfort, efficiency, and lower cost than surgical biopsy.

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)

  • Brain
  • Spine
  • Vascular
  • Joint

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) creates pictures of the human body by magnetizing the cells and recording their movement. A highly sophisticated computer takes these recordings and creates very detailed images. Memorial Hospital has the newest technology available in MRI imaging, the Seimens 1.5 magnet. Its speed and high resolution images surpass anything previously available in our area.

NUCLEAR MEDICINE IMAGING

  • Lungs
  • Thyroid
  • Bone
  • Heart
  • Brain

Nuclear Medicine in a hospital setting utilizes small quantities of radioactive material which is either injected or given orally to a patient for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. These isotopes may be routed to specific organs or body systems and then viewed with a special camera to look for abnormalities. Common studies are scans of the bones, lungs, thyroid, gallbladder and heart. Therapeutic applications are routed much the same way, except larger doses of radioactive material are used. These include treatment of thyroid and bone cancers.

   
   
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Sheridan Radiology

   
   

Sheridan Radiology Imaging Center in Sheridan Wyoming Diagnostic ImagingSheridan Radiology provides the latest in diagnostic imaging with state-of-the-art equipment not found anywhere else in Wyoming. Sheridan Radiology is dedicated to diagnostic imaging for our clients. All scans are read locally by board certified radiologists. Wait times for procedures and results tend to be shorter. Parking is close to the front door. Our facility is comfortable and inviting.

Our facility upgraded to a 64-slice CT scanner and offers the best in imaging equipment. The Women's Imaging Center, located inside of Sheridan Radiology, is designed to meet the unique health care needs of women in one convenient location. The Women's Imaging Center's goal is to provide outstanding medical imaging services, emotional comfort and time efficiency for women facing often stressful medical procedures via top-notch expertise and the most advanced medical equipment available. Some of the services offered in women’s health include mammography, ultrasound, breast biopsy and bone densitometry.

Click here for more information about Sheridan Radiology.

   
   
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Surgical Services

   
   

 

With very few exceptions, all types of surgery can be performed at Sheridan Memorial Hospital including both general in patient and outpatient surgery.

The dedicated operating room staff is highly trained and includes Registered Nurses, Surgical Techs, Endoscopy Techs, Central Sterilization Techs and of course our Surgeons and Anesthesiologists. Our surgical suites have just been completely remodeled and we have acquired the latest equipment and technology, enabling our surgical teams to work in an optimum, state-of-the-art environment.

Both inpatient and outpatient procedures are performed at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

These services include:

  • Endoscopy/Colonoscopy
  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Urology
  • Orthopaedics/Total Joint Replacements
  • Ophthalmology 
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Pain Management Procedures

For more information about general and vascular surgery, please visit the Big Horn Surgical website.

For total joint patients:

There is an education session every week for those who are scheduled to have or who are considering having a total joint replacement procedure.

Wednesdays
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Sheridan Memorial Hospital

Make a reservation by calling 672-1125

   
   
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Volunteer Opportunities

   
   

 

For more information about Volunteer Opportunities at Sheridan Memorial Hospital, click here!

   
   
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Wellness Screenings -- Year-round as of July 1, 2014

   
   

See Lab >

or click here for Health Fair Wellness Screening info

   
   
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Women's Health / Pediatrics

   
   

 

Women’s Health
We offer comprehensive women’s health services including labor and delivery, obstetrics and gynecology. Choosing where to have your baby is an important decision. Our spacious, state-of-the-art labor and delivery suites offer a home-like environment for you and your family during this precious time. Our experience staff will give you and your baby the compassionate, caring touch you both deserve. We also have a large nursery area. Our staff will provide prenatal education, child passenger safety seat installation instruction and helpful information for when you bring your baby home.

We also offer a number of childbirth and breastfeeding classes.

Please note!  As a preventative flu precaution for patients and newborns, visiting restrictions are in place for Women's Health & Pediatrics patients.  Visitors are limited to immediate family only (this includes parents, grandparents and siblings of a new baby).

 

PRE-REIGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Sheridan Memorial Hospital encourages mothers-to-be to pre-register for delivery by their 24th week of pregnancy. 

You may pre-register by phone or in-person. 

To register by phone, call (307) 672-1110 and ask for the Unit Clerk. 

To register in person, please call (307) 672-1110 for an appointment and we will set up a convenient time to meet with you.

Please allow 30 to 45 minutes for the preregistration process.

For your convenience, the Preregistration Information Sheet

is available by clicking HERE 

You may print the information sheet to complete and bring with you when you preregister.  We look forward to meeting with you.

Women's & Children's Services Prenatal Information booklet:  

   click here

Preregistration Information Sheet: click here

 

PRENATAL CLASSES

Sheridan Memorial Hospital offers prenatal classes monthly,

January through November.  The list of classes and sign-up sheet is available at your Obstetrician's office. 

You will be contacted by one of the prenatal instructors prior to the class.  

All classes are taught by Sheridan Memorial Hospital Labor and Delivery nurses. 

Classes are held at the Wyoming Simulation Center - downtown Sheridan at 245 Broadway Street, Suite 107

Cost $30

Subjects Covered at Prenatal Class:

        Vaginal Birth

        Cesarean Birth

        Prepared Childbirth Series

        Breastfeeding

        Carseat Safety

For those women who want prenatal information but may not be able to attend a class, we offer a childbirth education DVD series and book on loan. 

Contact Women’s Health at: 672-1110

OB-GYN Physicians:
Dr. Lawrence Gill

Dr. Greg McAdoo
Dr. Rebecca Franklund

 

Pediatrics
Our Pediatrics unit includes a family-friendly area in a healing environment with patient rooms designed to help put children at ease. The nursing staff provides that special touch your family needs during a an illness.

Contact Pediatrics at: 672-1115

Pediatricians:
Dr. Mary Bowers
Dr. Suzanne Oss
Dr. Barry Wohl

Check our Nursing job openings in Women’s Health and Pediatrics.

   
   
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Wound Care

   
   

Northeast Wyoming Wound Care Clinic Sheridan Wyoming Sheridan Memorial HospitalNortheast Wyoming Wound Clinic
Comprehensive Wound Care Close to Home

As a part of Sheridan Memorial Hospital, Northeast Wyoming Wound clinic offers comprehensive wound care services. Certified wound care specialists provide treatment to patients. Additionally, physicians provide one-on-one contact to patients through the clinics.

A wound is an injury that involves a break in the skin. A chronic wound is one that does not heal in six to eight weeks. This type of wound causes pain, discomfort and limited mobility.

Acute or chronic wounds can result from serious health problems like diabetes, heart disease or circulation disorders. Wounds might also be exacerbated by factors such as poor nutrition and abnormal sustained pressure on skin over bony areas.

The wound care clinic provides appropriate referrals for surgery, podiatry, infectious disease and physical therapy. Wound treatment is part of the patient's overall healthcare plan. The staff works in conjunction with the patient's primary care physician to provide treatment.

A variety of services are offered as part of the comprehensive treatment, including:

  • Complete assessment of wound, medical history and nutritional status
  • Compression therapy for patients with venous ulcers and lymphedema
  • Patient, family and caregiver education
  • Prophylactic foot and nail care for patients with diabetes and lower extremity arterial disease
  • Recommendations regarding appropriate topical therapy
  • Recommendations for vascular and sensorimotor assessments

It is possible that people may not know whether or not they have a chronic wound that needs medical treatment. Chronic wounds might include diabetic ulcers – these are usually on the foot or the leg as a result of poor arterial circulation, nerve damage and pressure. Another example of a chronic wound might be one of several types of ulcers. Venous stasis ulcers are a result of poor venous circulation. Pressure ulcers are a result of unrelieved pressure or shear over bony prominences. Finally, arterial ulcers are a result of poor circulation or hardening of the arteries, or arteriosclerosis.

Anyone who has an acute or chronic wound that has not shown signs of healing after three weeks or anyone with a complicated surgical wound can be considered a candidate for the wound care clinic.

Visit the Wound Care Clinic page.

People who need further information about wounds or who would like to make an appointment should call 307-672-1161. A physician's order is recommended, but not necessary to be evaluated at the wound care clinic. Appointments are scheduled
M - F from 8:00am - 4:30pm.

   
   
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Wyoming Rehab

   
   

wyoming rehab sheridan wyoming rehabilitation wyoming rehab centers injury rehab orthopedic neurological sportsWyoming Rehab offers qualitative rehabilitation programs and services that are outcome focused and geared towards improving each patient’s health, independence, employability, and quality of life. Our facility has highly qualified staff that offer personalized care to suit each patient's individual needs. Services include: orthopedic therapy, neurological rehabilitation, sports medicine, wound management, home health care, massage therapy, wellness programs, fitness & personal training and diabetes education.

Click here for more information about Wyoming Rehab.

   
     
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