The Generosity of 2019 to Live On in 2020


Small actions make a big difference. As we close the chapter on 2019 and open to the opportunities ahead in 2020, our community made countless efforts to ensure that the past year’s legacy continues to live on. Read more about the generosity that came in at the finish line and how it will make the difference to you in the New Year.

…And The Beat Goes On

You did it! The generous people of this community have yet again ensured that our patients, co-workers, friends, and family members will continue to have access to medical excellence – right here at home. We rejoice in celebration as we officially announced earlier this month that our community has matched and exceeded the initial campaign goal of $300,000 to support Project Heartbeat.

Thank You to every donor, contributor, and employee partner for the pivotal role they played in this campaign’s success. With the Project Heartbeat now complete, these state-of-the-art cardiac upgrades are in the beginning phases of purchase and will be in place at our rural hospital in the coming months.

A Woman’s Journey and Personal Message Influences the Health of Friends, Family & Community

On December 23, 2019, with friends and family by her side, Dana Arney Dent gave the extraordinary gift of cancer screenings and early detection for community members in need. As the founder of a local non-profit, Dana’s Hope, Dana presented $6,500 on behalf of the organization.

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation received this generous gift to help provide cancer screening and early detection of all types of cancer, with an emphasis on Colon Cancer. Dana’s Hope began in 2011 after Dana faced her journey with Colon Cancer at a young age. Once she successfully completed her treatment, she was determined to share her message with the Sheridan community through an event called the Bottom’s Up Bash. According to Dana, “Colon cancer is a preventable disease, and curable if caught early. In the past, colon cancer has been one of those health issues you never want to discuss. For me, it became my mission to make sure people were talking about it and doing something too. There are screening guidelines in place. People also have a responsibility to talk with their doctors if they notice changes or have a specific concern.”

One-of-a-Kind Quilts Made with Love Bring Joy to Little Patients at the Hospital

Since its inception in 2014, “Love in Stitches” quilters have shared their time and talents to create cuddly quilts for seriously ill children at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Along with other organizations throughout the community, Sheridan Memorial Hospital patients in the Pediatric and Emergency Department are gifted these one-of-a-kind quilts to create comfort and support through difficult times.

On December 20, 2019, Penny Covalt and Cynthia Whiteman delivered a donation of beautiful quilts that bring their total contribution to over 115 quilts to your community Hospital. We thank them for their talents, kindness, and continued partnership with Sheridan Memorial Hospital.