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Sheridan Memorial Hospital Getting To Work On Using SLIB Grant Money

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Now that the Sheridan Memorial Hospital has been awarded grant money from the State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB), it’s time to put that money to good use and get to work on what it’s meant to be used for.

Recently the SLIB board awarded 2 grants to the hospital.

One was a $5.9 million grant to the hospital, to develop an Emergency Psychiatric Assessment, Treatment, Healing (EmPATH) and Crisis Stabilization Unit to serve the Sheridan County region.

The other was a $480,000 grant to work on the Emergency Department Triage.

Hospital President Mike McCafferty says hospital management won’t waste much time getting those projects done, because even though the deadline may seem a long way away, the workload could change that perspective.

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“The next step that we’re going to focus on is the design development for both of those projects. Both of those projects we’ve worked with our architects on conceptual planning and so we’re going to go into design development, which will start to really pin down the specifics of getting into those projects and those projects have to be completed by the end of 2026.”

McCafferty adds the hospital had submitted 4 applications to the SLIB board earlier this year, but only 2 of them were awarded grants.

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    Steve Mitzel

    January 2, 2023 at 9:21 am

    Thank you, Sheridan Media for covering the news about Sheridan Memorial Hospital!
    By reading your articles, I have learned that we have plenty of money and people to turn the hospital into an economic development center. What we need now is an article explaining why the hospital CAN NOT PROVIDE BASIC HEALTHCARE SERVICES.
    Today marks the 7th day in a row that I have called to schedule a CAT scan.
    I am directed to leave my info in a voice-mail message (which I do),and they will call me back (I have yet to receive a call back).
    Its nice to know that the state and the hospital can afford to backup the backup, provide robotic surgical systems, and build a 12 million dollar expansion to provide psychological services. It is devastating to face the reality of having to go out of state to obtain health care.

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