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May – Stroke Awareness Month

What can you do?  Know the risk factors.  Free Drive-up Stroke Awareness Event on May 24th Every 40 seconds in the United States, someone experiences a stroke. Stroke is a debilitating and deadly injury to the brain that causes a...

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Prevention is Cure

By Toni Schoonover, BSN, RN – Trauma Coordinator at Sheridan Memorial Hospital On May 12, 2022 Governor Gordon signed a proclamation recognizing May as Trauma Awareness Month in Wyoming. Every year in May, the American Trauma Society (ATS) and Society...

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2nd Dose COVID-19 Vaccine

Through January 22, Sheridan Memorial Hospital (SMH) has provided COVID-19 vaccinations to approximately 1,000 people in Sheridan County. That includes SMH employees and the priority populations of essential workers and people over the age of 70. The side effects from...

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ADDING Positive Changes for 2022

By Jordan McCoy MS, RDN, LDRegistered Dietitian Nutritionist at Internal MedicineandWhitney Weborg PT, DPTPhysical Therapist at Wyoming Rehab We often look at the New Year as an opportunity to make changes within our lives in some way, shape, or form. ...

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Back in the Saddle

January 23, 2019 Many people in this community know the name, Mark Ferries and recall him as a fourth generation undertaker with the former Ferries Funeral Home. However, there are fewer who realize he is a competitive team roper. Mark...

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Back To School Safety Checklist

With school starting, It is extremely important to take proper safety precautions when transporting your children to and from school. Here's a checklist to keep kids safe. Back to School Safety Checklist pdf -Download

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Body Mass Index

By Kristi Ramsey, RN, BSN, RCIS, CVRN - Sheridan Memorial Hospital Cath Lab Manager October 2019 Today in the United States, approximately 5.7 million adults have a condition known as Heart Failure, with an additional 500,000 adults being newly diagnosed...

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Can you get the flu shot too early? Perhaps…

By Sierra Gross Stallman, MD – Medical Director for Sheridan Memorial Hospital's Internal Medicine practice With our sunny 90 degree days and all the attention currently on COVID-19, it seems impossible to fathom flu season is coming near.  Uncertainty about...

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Cancer Screening & Preventative Care

by Nina Beach, Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner at Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Welch Cancer Center September 2019 Cancer screening and preventive care is an important aspect for overall health. Screenings look for cancer before a person has symptoms. Many cancers,...

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Cancer Screening & Preventative Care

By Nina Beach, MN, FNP-C, AOCNP, Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner at Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Welch Cancer Center Cancer screening and preventive care are important aspects of overall health.  Screenings look for cancer before a person has symptoms.  If caught...

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Cardiac Rehab – Healthy Habits for Life

By Cassie Mullins, RN Cardiopulmonary Rehab Supervisor at Sheridan Memorial Hospital In Sheridan, we are lucky to have many services to support heart health, from the cardiology team at the Heart Center, to our Cardiac Catheterization Lab and state of...

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Celebrate a World of Flavor!

Written by: Jennifer Larson MS, RD, LDN, CNSC (Registered Dietitian at Sheridan Memorial Hospital) March is “National Nutrition Month.” Each year we celebrate healthy eating with a theme. This year’s theme is “Celebrate a World of Flavor!” By trying to...

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Celebrating Home Care and Hospice Month

By: Ann Aksamit, BSN, RN, CHPN -- Home Care and Hospice Manager Providing care for patients in their own home, has shown to be a very effective way to treat many ailments and post-operative situations. In the last year, Sheridan...

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Chuck Burgess – August Employee of the Month

August 2019 Basketball and running played a major role in Chuck Burgess’ life at Tongue River High School and at the University of Wyoming. He never considered it “working out” because he loved the game.  The motivation was easy and...

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Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March 20, 2019What is the most important thing you need to know about colon cancer?  It is mostly preventable, through screening.March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and while it may not be the most glamorous topic for your upcoming dinner...

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Congestive Heart Failure Explained

By Joseph Garcia, MD – Cardiologist from Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Heart Center February is Heart Month and it is particularly fitting that Sheridan Memorial Hospital has accomplished Accreditation by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for the treatment of congestive...

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Connie’s Story

Connie Bachel, a longtime employee of Sheridan Memorial Hospital (SMH), contracted COVID-19 in mid-September. Bachel and six of her co-workers at the SMH Urgent Care tested positive for the coronavirus, each exhibiting different symptoms. For the next two weeks, they...

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COVID-19 Testing Frequently Asked Questions

Published  September 2, 2021 What should I do if I have been exposed to someone with COVID-19?  Not Vaccinated If you are not having symptoms - quarantine then get tested approximately 5 days after exposure If you are having symptoms...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Demand Outpacing Supply

To date, Sheridan Memorial Hospital (SMH) has received approximately 970 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. That includes 700 doses in late December and 270 doses in mid-January. Another 975 doses of the Pfizer vaccine are scheduled to arrive January...

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COVID-19 Vaccines explained

By Sierra Gross Stallman, MD – Medical Director of Sheridan Memorial Hospital's Internal Medicine Practice We have all been affected by Covid-19, which is why we look for safe and effective ways To protect our families, communities, businesses and mental...

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DEPRESSION

Sheridan Press Senior Page Column December 2021 By: Kristopher Schamber, MD FACP, is a physician with Sheridan Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine and medical director of the SMH Hospice Program.  and Cindy Baker is the social worker and bereavement counselor for...

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Diabetes – The Good News Is That It Can Be Prevented!

By Jordan McCoy, MS, RDN, LD—Outpatient Dietitian, Diabetes Educator at Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Internal Medicine November is National Diabetes Month.   There are different types of Diabetes; however, the rise in Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and Prediabetes in our community, state...

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Fall Prevention is Key in Trauma Program

By Erica Ridgeway, BSN, RN – Sheridan Memorial Hospital Trauma Program Coordinator Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Trauma Program reviews cases for patients who have suffered a trauma of any kind.  Along with this, we review and develop policies and protocols to...

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February is Heart Month – Taking Steps Toward a Healthier You

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Allison Harper, BSN, RN – Registered Nurse at Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Heart Center On average, Americans spend $27.4 billion each year on Valentine’s Day, and $1.8 billion is for candy, with 58 million pounds being chocolate. Although many people...

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Funds Available to Help With Cost of Cancer Screenings

Sometimes it can seem overwhelming when it comes to your own personal healthcare. But there are resources out there to help those in need. One such resource is the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation Cancer Screening Fund. These are funds available...

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Gun Safety Info & Tips

September 2021 With hunting season upon us, the Trauma Team at Sheridan Memorial Hospital provides these tips for Gun Safety. Treat every gun as if it is loaded!ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction!ALWAYS keep your finger off...

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Healthcare by Video

by Melanie Aksamit, Process Improvement Coordinator, and Kristopher Schamber, MD – both of Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Internal Medicine Practice. Tele-health.  Tele-medicine.  Zoom.  These are terms that have been thrown around frequently in the last few months.  Chances are you have...

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Heart Failure

January 23, 2019By Jennifer Graslie, a Physician Assistant with Sheridan Memorial Hospital Big Horn Heart CenterHeart failure is a prevalent disease affecting 3.7 million Americans. It is more prevalent than all forms of cancer combined.  Heart failure occurs when fluid...

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Heart Failure Education and Free Screenings

May 23, 2019 In an effort to educate the community about the risks associated with heart failure, Sheridan Memorial Hospital will hold a series of education sessions and free screenings for the public. This education includes risk factors that lead...

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Heart Warming Messages About Our Nurses

Some of life’s biggest moments are spent with a nurse. National Nurses Week provides the perfect opportunities to celebrate the nurses who care for us, our friends and our families. They have an important job to do, and we are...

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Help For Those With Parkinson’s Disease

February 19, 2019 By Darrin Goyn, Physical Therapist at Sheridan Memorial Hospital's Wyoming Rehab. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disease. The disease is due to a loss of dopamine, which is a chemical messenger responsible for transmitting signals within...

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High Sugar Diet & Memory Decline

By Megan Sexton, RND Which came first: the junk food or the memory decline?  This question is being investigated currently by researchers and has revealed a strong correlation between a diet high in sugar and saturated fat with decreased memory...

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January – Thyroid Awareness Month

In this new year, we want to remind you to take care of yourself. With all of the talk and concern about the COVID-19 virus, it’s a very confusing time.  One important thing you can do is to pay attention...

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Join Us for Health Talk on November 14th

By Cheryl Relaford, Patient Account Manager at Sheridan Memorial Hospital November 2019 Healthcare costs can be scary. When you lack health insurance coverage, you find yourself worrying what will happen if you or a family member becomes ill. You avoid...

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Kevin’s Story

Sheridan Memorial Hospital takes your health seriously. This inspiring story reminds us that if you think you may be having a heart attack... don't wait and don't take the chance. Call 9-11. It just may save your life. https://youtu.be/LVOdh2X_oJU MEDICAL...

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Learning about Testicular Cancer

By Christopher M. Prior, DO, FAAFP – physician at Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Internal Medicine Practice April is Testicular Cancer awareness month. Testicular cancer is the most common solid tumor among males age 15-34 years old. The American Cancer Society estimates...

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Matt’s Story

The challenges that come with a debilitating injury are more than physical.  The mental challenges of not being able to do things that came easy prior to the injury can be beyond frustrating. And the baby steps it sometimes takes...

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