The Wyoming Hospital Association will launch a website next Monday that will give consumers the opportunity to look at procedural costs of any hospital in the state, including Sheridan Memorial Hospital.
The website was unveiled to the Board of Trustees and other hospital staff Thursday during a special meeting.
The compare group of which Sheridan Memorial will be a part includes the hospitals in Gillette, Evanston, Laramie, Lander, Rock Springs, Riverton and Jackson. The data will be based on the last four submitted quarters, with the newest quarter replacing the oldest. Sheridan Memorial Chief Financial Officer Ed Johlman.
While the website will allow users to look at data from any hospital in Wyoming, people won't be able to compare any two or more hospitals side-by-side. Johlman says that even with that fact, it will offer transparency for the public.
The data will not include any physician professional fees or outpatient services; however, the plan is to add outpatient services in the future. The website is http://www.wyopricepoint.com, but keep in mind, it will not be available to the public until Monday, February 14th.