The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees received the annual quality report at their monthly meeting Wednesday. One area that was greatly improved upon over the past fiscal year was patient falls. The hospital reduced the number of falls to below the national average over the past year, and much of it can be attributed to preventative measures that were put into place. Hospital Quality Services Manager Lajune Bacon explains some of the things that were done to reduce patient falls.
Bacon said that one of the areas the hospital will focus on this year is reducing the first-year turnover rate.
The Board also received an update from Jay Stender and Dick Weber, who were on hand representing Forward Sheridan. It has been typical for Forward Sheridan to update the Hospital Board annually about what projects they are working on and their future plans. Over the past several years Sheridan Memorial has given Forward Sheridan $10,000 to help fund their operations. The Board took no action on Forward Sheridan's request of $10,000, as Board Chairman Ron Mischke said that they will take the request into consideration and possibly make a decision at next month's meeting.