SMH Foundation Celebrates 17 Years in Employee Partner Contributions


On Friday, December 11, Sheridan Memorial Hospital employees celebrated their contributions to the hospital’s Foundation with their traditional partner breakfast and plenty of holiday cheer.  In 2020 over 520 staff members participated in this unique philanthropic program and donated $50,000 through biweekly payroll deductions.

In 2004 the idea for the 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 17 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 greatness identified need to meet the community and regional demand for patient care is the Transitional Care Unit expansion. This space creates a private, recuperative, and supportive place to heal following an injury, surgery, or serious illness. Employee Partners voted to have their gift acknowledged in the dining room area on the 3rd floor of the new TCU.

“We are so grateful for our employee’s support of this project,” expresses Chief Development Officer Cody Sinclair. “This funding opportunity is so unique for our partners as it allows for funding to positively enhance the work of so many departments and is an investment in the future of healthcare for our aging community.”

For more information about The Foundation, please contact Ada Kirven at 673-2417.