- In 2012 the Foundation successfully completed a significant campaign to raise funds for the new Welch Cancer Center. Over $6 million was raised throughout the community for the $8.4 million project . Ground Breaking was held on Thursday, June 16, 2011 and the project was compelted in the Fall of 2012 with a community celebration and grand opening for our patients and their families.
- The Link ~ Partners in Pink Breast Cancer awareness event was initiated October 2009 as a
community campaign to bring Digital Mammography Equipment to Sheridan Memorial
Hospital. That first year over 650 individuals and businesses helped to raise $250,000! The
Whedon Cancer Detection Foundation made a major contribution of $100,000 toward
The success of that event has carried over to an annual PINK Day in Sheridan and funds continue to support cancer care, women's breast health and mammography.
- Celebrated our Employee Partner Program's 10th year. As of June 2013, our
Employee Partners have contributed over $230,000 through this unique
program. The Partners select a patient centered hospital project or program to support with
their gifts. They have assisted with the Griffith Emergency Department,
Intensive Care Unit, Nutritional Services, Digital
Mammography Equipment purchase and most recently the remodel and expansion of the Intensive Care Unit for the 4th time.
- New Watt Dialysis Center completed and opened in June 2009, project funded
by the The Joseph H. and Arlene Watt Foundation and Sheridan Memorial
- Raised $2.4 million towards a $4.9 million Emergency Department Expansion
Project ~ Facility opened June 2006.
- Raised nearly $3 million for the new Patient Wing Project
- Raised nearly $1 million for the Home for Life Campaign for cancer diagnosis
and treatment equipment
- Established an endowed Annual Nursing Scholarship Program for students at
Sheridan College, currently 13 scholarship graduates are employed at Sheridan
- Provided over $500,000 to the hospital for direct support in 2009-10
- Foundation Membership continues to grow annually with over 1,300 members as
of June 1, 2011
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Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation
Nursing Educational Endowment
Scholarship Applications NOW Being Accepted
Due February 15, 2014
One time – non-renewable scholarships for advancement of nursing education and/or nursing professional development for current Sheridan Memorial Hospital (SMH) clinical employees in the following areas:
- Formal nursing programs (ADN, BSN, MSN, DNP)
- Specialty Clinical Certification programs
- Programs/Education that support SMH’s Strategic Plan and goals (i.e. education programs, fellowships, conferences)
Please fill out the “Nursing Educational Endowment Application” by February 15 and return to Charlotte Mather. Applications are available in Human Resources, the Foundation Office, or a printable version on the employee intranet.
Each year applications are due February 15, reviewed by a committee and one-time non-renewable awards will be made. Awards will be distributed based on funds available through the Foundation Endowment Distribution Policy.
*SMH Review Committee Includes: Chief Nurse Officer, Nurse Managers, Clinical Educators, and the Foundation Executive Director or Representative
Educational Endowment History
The Foundation’s Educational Endowment was established in 2001 with a Directive from the Foundation Board of Directors in conjunction with the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. The initial gift for the program was received on October 1, 2001. Since that time, the endowment has grown to $418,000 with the help of 100 donors. Approximately $20,000 a year is generated in investment income for distribution. In this partnership with Sheridan Memorial Hospital (SMH), the Foundation strives to help clinical staff meet nurse and specialty area’s staff training requirements. Healthcare is an industry of constant and dynamic change. Requirements to meet accreditor standards (The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare) must be achieved by SMH; these include mandates for national best practice, standards of care, staff experience levels and critical thinking skills. This Educational Endowment Program will be reviewed annually with the Foundation Executive Director and the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of SMH, to ensure that the funds are utilized for best clinical care training that benefits our patients’ care, the hospital, and subsequently this community and region.
These updated guidelines were approved by the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation Board in 2013 and replace the initial Nursing Scholarship program guidelines which solely focused on funding for nursing students in the Sheridan College Associate Degree Nursing Program.
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Other questions may be addressed by calling the Foundation Office directly at 673-2418.