On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, Sheridan Memorial Hospital employees celebrated their contributions to the hospital’s Foundation with their traditional partner breakfast and plenty of holiday cheer. In 2021 over 475 staff members participated in this unique philanthropic program and donated nearly $50,000 through biweekly payroll deductions.
In 2004 the idea for Partner giving program began with a few faithful employees. It has steadily increased year over year with new employees and our culture of kindness. Over the past 18 years, Partners have contributed over half a million dollars toward patient care improvement projects at your community hospital. Annually in December, The Foundation hosts a holiday breakfast to honor and celebrate the Employee Partners. During the event, Partners vote to fund a strategic project in the hospital’s area of greatest need, with the monies accumulated over the past year.
This year, the hospital’s Employee Partners voted, and will put their contribution toward multiple equipment upgrades, directly enhancing the comfort and care for patients in numerous departments at SMH. The equipment purchases include patient recliners, transport chairs, a patient portable lift system, and new Stryker Stretcher.
“We are so grateful for our employee’s each and every day,” expresses Chief Development Officer Cody Sinclair. “This funding opportunity is just another example of how our employees care deeply for our patients, their comfort, and the overall community we live in. Their kindness and care is what makes this program and SMH so rewarding to be a part of.”