Donations doubled in June with goal to finish Transitional Care Expansion Campaign

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The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation is matching all gifts in June to finish the Transitional Care Expansion Campaign. 

The 100% match will be made for all gifts and pledge payments received throughout the month of June. Should donors make any size donation to the project this month, it will be doubled.

According to The Foundation, the community support for the project has been amazing over the last eight months. Local community donors and foundations have given just over $4 million of the $4.4 million goal.  

Through the support of The Foundation and generous contributions from the community, Sheridan Memorial Hospital (SMH) will expand Transitional Care to fully meet the need for care close to home. The expansion, which includes repurposing space on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the original 1954 hospital, will increase the hospital’s Transitional Care rooms from 8 semi-private rooms to 20 comfortable, private rooms. 

Due to contributions and pledges over the past eight months, The Foundation is nearing its fundraising finish line with a completion goal of June 2021. SMH plans to begin the next phase of construction in July 2021 and open its new Transitional Care Expansion in the summer of 2022.

“Once again, we are excited to announce another matching gift, and it could not have come at a more important moment, as we finish the Transitional Care Expansion for our community,” said Foundation Board President and Campaign Co-Chair Richard Garber.  “We want to ensure people understand the positive effect this additional space and the private rooms will have for our patients. 

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 team of providers and rehabilitation staff will be able to offer care to more individuals. It all comes down to keeping people in Sheridan, close to home and their loved ones.”

The Transitional Care Expansion provides an additional 15,600 square feet of patient-care area on the second and third floors of the hospital. The plan includes 20 private patient suites, a private group dining area, family meeting and consultation room, and rehab space overlooking the Bighorn Mountains. 

“Everyone on the hospital team involved in the planning is excited and confident the new area will enhance our patients’ care experiences, overall results, and the goal of helping individuals successfully transition back home,” said Chief Development Officer Cody Sinclair, who also oversees The Foundation’s efforts. “This is a community effort and something that will enhance care for many years to come.”



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