Top-Notch Health Care
Sheridan County residents have access to excellent health care.
Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Sheridan Memorial Hospital has been serving the community for more than a century, and its services are diverse and sophisticated. The 68-bed hospital (licensed for 88 beds) uses the latest technology in a modern facility, with a staff of more than 400 employees including 45 physicians (in-house or with hospital privileges) who provide medical and specialty care in more than 15 areas of health care. www.sheridanhospital.org
Welch Cancer Center
Welch Cancer Center, part of Sheridan Memorial Hospital, allows patients to receive medical and radiation oncology at one location. Cancer patients can also receive chemotherapy treatments and access the most technologically advanced method of external beam radiation therapy available. Expansion of the facility is currently in process and is scheduled for completion later in 2012.
Cardiopulmonary Rehab and Respiratory Care, as a part of Sheridan Memorial Hospital, is the only one of its kind to be certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in the state of Wyoming. The rehab and care department helps improve the quality of life for patients with heart and chronic lung disease, through education and exercise.
With very few exceptions, all types of surgery can be performed at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. This includes general inpatient and outpatient surgeries such as vascular, urology, obstetrics, gynecology, and total joint replacements.
A separate facility, Sheridan Surgical Center, also provides outstanding services for almost all types of outpatient surgery not requiring an overnight stay. www.sheridansurgery.com
Sheridan VA Medical Center
Another major health care provider in Sheridan County is the Sheridan VA Medical Center, which serves veterans across Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain region. Located just off Interstate 90, the Sheridan VAMC has 208 beds and serves nearly 12,500 veterans each year. www.sheridan.va.gov
Sheridan Memorial Hospital is now utilizing telemedicine – information technology such as Web, TV and videoconferencing – to enhance health care services for people at distant sites. This allows doctors at Sheridan Memorial to instantly provide vital medical information to doctors who are helping patients in rural areas of Wyoming.
Sheridan boasts a large number of physicians, dentists, and other health care providers, covering almost all specialties. Sheridan also has three urgent care clinics for immediate short-term needs, as well as two ambulance services covering the entire county.
Sheridan Health Center
Sheridan County’s free clinic, providing health care services to uninsured income-qualified residents on Monday and Thursday evenings. www.freeclinicofsheridan.com
Note: Special thanks to Journal Communications, provider of the Chamber’s Images Sheridan County magazine, for their contribution to this summary.