Community Likes Hospital Services, Wants More

Laura Lehan of Peak Consulting facilitated the meeting. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
Laura Lehan of Peak Consulting facilitated the meeting. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

As reported earlier, the managers of the Sheridan Memorial Hospital are on a fact-finding mission this week in hopes of learning what the community wants in the future.

After listening to an overview presented by hospital CEO Mike McCafferty, the group of 20 attending Tuesday’s gathering were asked by a facilitator to break into two groups to develop a list of the facility’s strengths and weaknesses.

The strengths identified were: professional, personal service; excellence in local care; specialty offerings of dialysis, cardiac, cancer and hospice; and always building, remodeling and updating.

Areas that need improvement, according to the group, included opportunities for wellness; general access to psychiatric, mental health and drug abuse care; public awareness of offerings; and a website that could be more user friendly.

A more complete list of strengths and weaknesses is expected to be developed over the next few days. The next public presentation will be on Saturday, at 10, and the final on Monday night, at 6. Both will be held at the Best Western in Sheridan.

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