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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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Barb Sare: A Year of Milestones

We can’t celebrate National Volunteer Month without honoring the amazing woman who has volunteered at SMH for 30 years, Barb Sare. We visited with Barb to discuss her inspiring volunteer experience. After retiring in 1990, Barb’s volunteer experience began in...

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Become a Hospice Volunteer & Make a Difference

As we celebrate all of our volunteers, we would like to recognize a group that serves a very important purpose at SMH, our hospice volunteers. Hospice volunteers are a pivotal part of our hospital team and our organization’s ability to...

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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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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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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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Congratulations to our 2019 Nurse Residency Graduates

L-R - Nicole Opitz, RN; Brandie Neufer, RN;Lacy Slusser, RN; Angel Vielhauer, RN; Teara Leibee, RN and Megan Perkins, RN. Six new registered nurses successfully completed the hospital's six-month Nurse Residency Program. Their graduation ceremony was held last week.  This...

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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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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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Employee Celebrations October 2019

Thanks for all you do! October 2019 This month, Sheridan Memorial Hospital has spent time celebrating with some of the wonderful teams that exhibit excellence in their work every day. Join us in thanking them for their hard work and dedication,...

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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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From Housekeeping to Registered Nurse

How does a bachelor’s degree in Fisheries Biology end up landing you a job in the housekeeping department of your local hospital and ultimately lead to a position as a Registered Nurse?  Jennifer Meineke, RN at Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Medical-Surgical...

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From SMH Employees to Dedicated Volunteers

Many of our volunteers were very involved and well known as staff members before becoming SMH volunteers. They then want to stay active and involved with coworkers who have essentially become a staple or part of their lives. People become...

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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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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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Honoring Certified Nursing Assistants

By Barb Hespen DNP, RN, Chief Nursing Officer at Sheridan Memorial HospitalNational Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) week is June 17-23, 2021.  This week is a way to honor those who work in this demanding profession which requires meeting the basic...

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Hospital Employees Give Back to the Community

Each year, Sheridan Memorial Hospital (SMH) employees find ways to give back to the community; 2020 was no different… um, wait, yes it was. “The generosity and support we received from the community this past year were like nothing we...

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June 18-24 is National CNA Week!

June 18-24 -- National Certified Nursing Assistants Week  Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) provide intimate, hands-on healthcare to patients.  A day in the life of a CNA might include taking patients temperature, blood pressure, and other vital signs, helping with bathing,...

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New Chief Ambulatory Officer at SMH

Holly Zajic (pronounced Zeitz) loves helping people be the best they can be every day. When you first meet her, it’s the exuberance and energy she conveys that you notice first.  Zajic is the new Chief Ambulatory Officer for Sheridan...

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Sheridan Memorial Hospital Amy Davis

New Family Nurse Practitioner – Amy Davis, FNP

New Family Nurse Practitioner - Amy Davis, FNPJune 19, 2019 From New Hampshire to Wyoming, new Family Nurse Practitioner Amy Davis feels like Sheridan is a place she can call home.        It’s a long way from the White Mountains of...

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Sheridan Memorial Hospital Rebekah Montgomery

New Family Nurse Practitioner – Rebekah Montgomery, FNP

June 17, 2019 Serving others is evident in Rebekah Montgomery’s approach to healthcare. She is a new Family Nurse Practitioner at Sheridan Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine.    When you work in healthcare, many important factors must be in place to choose...

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Elisabeth Scalva, MD

New OB/GYN Physician at SMH

When you meet Elisabeth Scalva, MD, the first thing you might notice is her height. However, that quickly fades away as her vibrant personality radiates as she engages with people. As a new Obstetrics/Gynecology physician at SMH Women’s Clinic, Scalva...

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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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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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Preventing Archers Shoulder

By Mike Duncan, Physical Therapy Assistant III at Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Wyoming Rehab The fall season is rapidly approaching and for many Wyoming residents, that means hunting season.  Hunting with archery equipment or bow hunting thrills many Wyoming hunters. Archery...

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Preventing Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

Summer weather calls many of us to spend more time outdoors.  While this time of year brings a welcome respite from our cold Wyoming winters, it also brings higher temperatures and risk for heat-related illnesses and heat stroke.  As the...

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Rheumatology Practice comes to Sheridan

By Benjamin Widener, MD, of Sheridan Memorial Hospital Rheumatology I am pleased to announce that Sheridan Memorial Hospital is opening a Rheumatology practice in August, where I will be working as a Rheumatologist.  I recently completed my Fellowship in Rheumatology...

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