SHERIDAN – Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation board members announced they have reached their fundraising goal of $ 4.4 million for the expansion of transitional care through community generosity .
All donations and pledges from the past month were matched by the foundation and helped complete the final effort to reach the goal. Almost 1,000 community donors made it possible.
The new transitional care unit is expected to open in the summer of 2022.
Achieving the goal allowed Sheridan Memorial Hospital to begin construction of the second or third floor of the original 1954 hospital. The expansion carries the eight current transitional care rooms of the hospital with 20 private rooms.
“This not only addresses the growing need to take care of people after a hospital stay, but will also help ensure their safe and successful return home,” said the chairman of the foundation board and co-chairman of the campaign, Richard Garber. “Another plus point is that this project reassigns the original 1954 building to patient care. This is a great use of space and when completed our team of professional caregivers and rehabilitation staff will be able to provide excellent care to more people. It all comes down to keeping the people in Sheridan, close to home and their loved ones. “
“It was an incredible experience sharing this project with our community, and we appreciate everyone who made this campaign a success,” added Cody Sinclair, Foundation Director of Development. “We have heard countless stories of gratitude to our patients, and families feel they have great health care close to home.
Those still interested in supporting the expansion of transitional care are encouraged to play a role in the project. Any additional donations and gifts received will be used to help the hospital postpone additional construction. The initial estimates for the project were $ 8 million, while the final cost is $ 8.3 million.
The foundation plans to hold a celebration of last year’s successes at the hospital at 5 p.m. on July 27.