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Sheridan Memorial Hospital Makes Top 100 List from Becker's Healthcare

Sheridan Memorial Hospital has been named to Becker’s Healthcare list of 100 Great Community Hospitals. The list, released July 23, recognizes hospitals for their clinical quality, operational excellence and economic impact on their surrounding areas. It includes all sizes of organizations from independent community hospitals to facilities affiliated with large healthcare systems. For the purposes of this list, Becker’s defines community hospital as a facility with no more than 550 beds.

In addition to this latest award, SMH has achieved several accolades over the past few years. A few of them are listed below:



As a way of gaining community trust, Sheridan Memorial Hospital continues to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by voluntarily demonstrating compliance with national standards for healthcare quality and safety. The accreditation award recognizes our dedication to continuously comply with The Joint Commission’s rigorous standards and demonstrates our commitment to excellence.


Sheridan Memorial Hospital was recently named to Becker’s Healthcare list of 100 Great Community Hospitals for 2018. These are hospitals recognized for their clinical quality, operational excellence and economic impact on the surrounding areas. The list includes independent community hospitals as well as facilities affiliated with large health systems. Becker’s defines community hospitals as a facility with no more than 550 beds. The list is based on several outside ranking and ratings organizations including, IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals, iVantage Health Analytics and the Chartis Center for Rural Health’s top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, CareChex ratings, Leapfrog Group grades, Healthgrades awards and CMS stars, among other considerations.

TOP 20 HOSPITALS (2017 & 2018)

Out of the 2,200 hospitals that were scored, Sheridan Memorial Hospital was recognized as a Top 20 hospital by the National Rural Hospital Association for the second year in a row. Focusing on patient needs while committing to quality and safety are key factors in excellent healthcare. The hospital’s overall score from the 2017 assessment was 98.7 out of 100. This put SMH in the top 1.3% of the hospitals scored. The data also reflected over 73% of hospitals in the field as having a higher cost structure than SMH.


On June 28, 2017, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) deemed Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s (RN Residency, RN Fellowship, or APRN Fellowship Program) as the highest quality and worthy of public confidence. ANCC Accreditation is a voluntary review process intended to strengthen and sustain the quality and integrity of practice transition programs. Sheridan Memorial Hospital chose to apply for ANCC accredited status and agrees to abide by global standards established by ANCC. This means we take continuous improvement seriously and are committed to quality practice transition education for nurses.


In April 2015, Internal Medicine received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Level III (PCMH) recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve the patient experience of care and reduce costs. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the healthcare system.


The Women’s Choice Award demonstrates that we deliver a level of patient satisfaction that patients and their families can count on. The achievement is based on the eight measures publicly reported by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, then weighted by women surveyed.


Hospice of the Big Horns was named a 2016 Hospice HONORS Recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst. This award recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver's point of view. The award was based on survey results from the Hospice section of the HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey. Hospice HONORS recipients scored above the Deyta National Average on twenty of the evaluated questions, including the "willingness to recommend" question.


In 2016, Sheridan Memorial Hospital received recognition as one of only two healthcare entities in Wyoming awarded the 2016 Most Wired designation from Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN). Most Wired® designation stems from a survey and benchmarking study conducted by H&HN, in cooperation with the American Hospital Association and Health Forum. The study is recognized as a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. This year's study results indicate information technology is improving the efficiency of healthcare delivery and creating a new dynamic in patient interactions.