Scheduled to open in mid-September, The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Transitional Care Unit is an answer to a need identified by SMH leadership.
A Transitional Care Unit (TCU) is a recuperative and supportive place to heal following an injury, surgery, or serious illness. From changes to one’s daily schedule to the adjustments necessary to return home – the care team of nurses, doctors, and therapists manage transitions and help patients regain a level of independence for a safe return home.
The TCU at SMH utilizes pre existing space that repurposed the second and third floors of the hospital for 20 private Transitional Care rooms, a communal dining room and space to aid in the recovery of most surgeries.
While appearing on Sheridan Media’s Public Pulse program, Transitional Care & Welch Cancer Center Manager at Sheridan Memorial Hospital and registered nurse, Tommi Ritterbusch, told listeners that being able to recover and heal from surgeries close to home is a huge benefit to patients.
Chief Development Officer at Sheridan Memorial Hospital and The Foundation Cody Sinclair told listeners that once the need for the TCU was identified, The Foundation and generous donors from the Sheridan County community made it happen.
For more information on the TCU, find the press release from Rehabilitation Coordinator at Sheridan Memorial Hospital Tiffany Sutton, here.