During the summer of 2010, Sheridan Memorial Hospital opened the Big Horn Heart Center with Dr. Michael Brennan on board to provide cardiology services to patients five days a week instead of three. In order to accommodate the number of patients that Dr. Brennan now sees, the Hospital Board approved $181,000 in echocardiology equipment.
Hospital Chief Financial Officer Ed Johlman says that the equipment will make things much more efficient for the patients and Dr. Brennan.
Faster turnaround means a substantial return on investment.
Johlman indicated that in approximately 10 months, the new equipment could very well end up paying for itself.