Sheridan County Residents Have Access to Excellent Health Care

On Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 17:20

Sheridan County residents don’t have to travel far from home to access excellent medical care.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital

The hospital has been serving the community for more than a century, and although it is small, its services are diverse and sophisticated. The 88-bed Sheridan Memorial uses the latest technology in a modern facility and has a staff of more than 400 employees, including 45 physicians who provide medical and specialty care in more than 15 areas.

Welch Cancer Center

Welch Cancer Center is part of Sheridan Memorial and allows patients to receive medical and radiation oncology at one location. Cancer patients can also receive chemotherapy treatments and access the most technologically advanced method of external beam radiation therapy available. Expansion of the facility is currently occurring and is scheduled for completion in September 2012, but the center continues to operate during the construction.

Cardiopulmonary Rehab & Respiratory Care

This department at Sheridan Memorial Hospital is the only one of its kind to be certified in the state of Wyoming by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The rehab and care department helps improve the quality of life for patients with chronic lung disease through education and exercise.

Sheridan Memorial Surgical Suites

With very few exceptions, all types of surgery can be performed at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. That includes general inpatient and outpatient surgeries such as vascular, urology, obstetrics, gynecology and total joint replacements.


Sheridan Memorial Hospital is now utilizing telemedicine – the use of information technology such as Web, TV and videoconferencing – to enhance health-care services for people at distant sites. Telemedicine allows doctors at Sheridan Memorial to instantly provide vital medical information to doctors who are helping patients in rural areas of Wyoming. Dr. Tom Richards at Sheridan Memorial is a key backer of the telemedicine initiative.

Sheridan VA Medical Center

Another major health-care provider in Sheridan County is the Sheridan VA Medical Center, which serves veterans across Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain region. Located just off Interstate 90, the Sheridan VAMC has 208 beds and serves nearly 12,500 veterans each year.

Sheridan Surgical Center

This outpatient facility opened in 2010, and almost any surgical procedure not requiring an overnight stay can be performed at Sheridan Surgical Center. Patients are discharged the same day and recuperate in the comfort of their own home, providing a more convenient atmosphere and less expense to everyone involved.