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.
“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.