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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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Appreciating our Hospice Volunteers

By Cindy Baker, Hospice Social Worker & Volunteer Coordinator Hospice volunteering takes a special kind of person who is flexible, doesn’t take things personally, has good self-awareness, good boundaries, and is able to stand present in hard situations. These traits...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Exercise and Type II Diabetes

By Whitney Weborg, PT, DPT A patient tells us …  “I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes (or prediabetes) and my doctor told me to exercise. What now?” Being told you have Type II Diabetes can be daunting. We are...

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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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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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Heartfelt Thanks

By  Cathy Bealer, RN, MHA, FACMPE - Chief Nursing Officer at Sheridan Memorial Hospital’ National Nurses Week is May 6-12, with the American Nurses Association recognizing and honoring nurses across the United States. Nurses have faced challenging times, especially over...

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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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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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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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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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