The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation board members and staff are excited to announce, thanks to the generosity of our community; we’ve met the $4.4 million fundraising goal for the Transitional Care Expansion. All gifts and pledges in the last month were matched by The Foundation and helped complete the final push to reach the goal. Nearly 1,000 donors from our community made it all possible.
As initially planned, reaching this goal allowed Sheridan Memorial Hospital to begin construction on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the original 1954 hospital on Thursday, July 1st. The expansion increases the hospital’s eight current Transitional Care rooms to 20 comfortable, private rooms. The new Transitional Care Unit is scheduled to open in the summer of 2022.
Foundation Board President and Campaign Co-Chair Richard Garber shared the good news, “It not only fills the growing need to care for individuals after a hospital stay, but will also help ensure their safe and successful return home. Another positive is that this project repurposes the original 1954 building back to patient care. This is an excellent use of space and, once completed, our professional care team of providers and rehabilitation staff will be able to offer excellent care to more individuals. It all comes down to keeping people in Sheridan, close to home and their loved ones.”
Cody Sinclair, Chief Development Officer for the Foundation, said, “It has been an amazing experience sharing this project with our community, and we appreciate everyone who’s contributed to the success of this campaign. We have heard countless stories of the gratitude our patients and families feel to have excellent healthcare close to home.”
Those still interested in supporting the Transitional Care Expansion are welcome to play a part in the project. Any additional donations and gifts received will be utilized to help the hospital defer additional construction. Initial estimates of the project were at $8 million, while the final cost is $8.3 million.
At the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustee meeting held on Wednesday, June 30, at 4 pm, Dr. Doughty, Richard Garber, Ada Kirven and Cody Sinclair presented a ceremonial check to the hospital announcing The Foundation reached its goal of $4.4 million thanks to our generous community.
The Foundation plans to host a celebration of the past year’s successes on July 27th at the hospital starting at 5 pm. The Foundation invites all donors to the event, on the patio in front of the Sheridan Memorial Outpatient Center. For more information, please get in touch with The Foundation at 307.673.2418.
To get the most up to date Foundation information and learn more about the Transitional Care Expansion Project, visit sheridanhospital.org/foundation.