The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees held a special session yesterday afternoon. It has come to the attention of the board that Sheridan is lacking in certain medical resources. One of those shortages is the number of primary care physicians or family doctors. Hospital Board Member Harlan Rasmussen says the hospital will now take steps to create it’s own primary care practice in Sheridan.
The hospital is unable to subsidize the recruitment of doctors working in private practice but it can use its resources for recruitment and retention if it owns the practice. Doctor Michael Strahan says the proposal would affect primary care physicians throughout the community.
The Board voted to create a policy that would allow Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty to move forward with the planning for a primary care practice at the hospital.