Sheridan Memorial Hospital has been named to Becker’s Healthcare list of 100 Great Community Hospitals. The list, released July 23, recognizes hospitals for their clinical quality, operational excellence and economic impact on their surrounding areas. It includes all sizes of organizations from independent community hospitals to facilities affiliated with large healthcare systems. For the purposes of this list, Becker’s defines community hospital as a facility with no more than 550 beds.
“This is quite an honor for our people,” said Mike McCafferty, hospital CEO, “It really speaks to the efforts we are making to position our hospital for clinical an operational excellence and, ultimately, great value for our patients and our community.”
The Becker’s team selected hospitals for inclusion based on several outside rankings and ratings organizations including, IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health’s Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, CareChex ratings, Leapfrog Group grades, Healthgrades awards and CMS Star Ratings.
This award comes on the heels of a recent Top 20 award from the National Rural Health Association earlier this year, which named SMH one of the top 20 Rural Community Hospitals out of the 2,200 hospitals scored for the second year in a row.
“We are proud to serve this community and these accolades are really about the quality work our physicians, health care providers and all employees are doing every day to provide excellent patient-centered care,” McCafferty added.
The listing in Becker’s read:
Sheridan (Wyo.) Memorial Hospital. For more than a century, Sheridan Memorial Hospital has delivered care to communities situated on the eastern slope of the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming. The hospital is licensed for 88 beds and employs 600 people, including 45 physicians. For 2018, iVantage named Sheridan Memorial to its list of 100 Top Community & Rural Hospitals. In February 2018, the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation received $400,000 from the Griffith Foundation to support the construction of the hospital's new MRI suite.
The only other Wyoming hospital to be listed was:
Ivinson Memorial Hospital (Laramie, Wyo.). Founded in 1917, Ivinson Memorial Hospital celebrated its 100th birthday last year with the opening of a medical office comprising 35 examination rooms and three procedural rooms. The medical office building is attached to the hospital, allowing 20-plus primary and specialty providers seamless coordination with hospital-based services like imaging. The National Rural Health Association named Ivinson Memorial Hospital among the Top 20 Rural Hospitals in the nation for 2018.