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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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Sheridan Memorial Hospital Mark Ferries

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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Sheridan Memorial Hospital Kristi Ramsey

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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Sheridan Memorial Hospital Nina Beach

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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Sheridan Memorial Hospital Chuck Burgess

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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Sheridan Memorial Hospital Cancer Care Awareness

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 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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Sierra Gross Stallman, MD

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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Erica Ridgeway, BSN, RN – Sheridan Memorial Hospital Trauma Program Coordinator

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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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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Sheridan Memorial Hospital Jennifer Graslie

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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Sheridan Memorial Hospital heart failure education

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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Sheridan Memorial Hospital Help with Parkinson's

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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Sheridan Memorial Hospital Health Talk

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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November WOW Employee of the Month – Liz Mahoney

Liz Mahoney – Director of Quality at Sheridan Memorial Hospital November 2019 Physical Health Impacts Mental HealthLiz has always enjoyed being active - from swimming competitively growing up to running track in high school. Seven years ago exercise took on...

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October is National Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month.  Did you know that Wyoming Rehab provides FREE Screens and Treatment Recommendation on Non-Emergent Physical Impairments/Injuries?  The therapists at Wyoming Rehab want to provide you with some tips for living a healthier life. Physical...

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October WOW Employee of the Month

October 2019 Approximately 3 ½ years ago, Brady was given the challenge to participate in the “Run to the Pub.” Thinking that it was probably a time to make some changes in her life, she committed to doing the run...

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Options for Care

By David Nickerson, MD – Medical Director of Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Urgent Care Navigating the healthcare system can be difficult.  Even in a small town like Sheridan, there are multiple options for care and it may not always be clear...

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Sheridan Memorial Hospital Random Acts of Kindness helping out

Random Acts of Kindness

February 15, 2019 At Sheridan Memorial Hospital, it is part of our vision for this organization to maintain a Culture of Kindness. From interactions with patients we aid or the community members, we interact with while having lunch; it’s the...

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Sheridan Memorial Hospital Earns CMS 5-Star Rating

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that Sheridan Memorial Hospital (SMH) has earned an Overall 5-Star rating. This comes only two years after SMH garnered overall 4-Star status and places SMH as one of only two...

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Sheridan Memorial Hospital stay hydrated

Stay Hydrated – Stay Healthy

July 17, 2019Written by Sandy Fuller, Wellness Coordinator at Sheridan Memorial HospitalAre you getting enough water every day?  In the hot summer months, keeping your body hydrated can improve your overall health.As the temperatures begin to rise, it’s important for...

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