Sheridan Community Hospital (SCH) is a 22-licensed bed acute care hospital, located in the heart of Montcalm County, on M-66. The hospital employs over 160 workers and professional staff and serves Montcalm and parts of Ionia, Gratiot, Mecosta, and Isabella counties. In 1999, SCH became certified to provide care for patients requiring longer-term stays. We now have ten beds that are certified as "Swing Beds" or transitional care nursing.
SCH has had continued success in broadening its capabilities in the area of emergency services, same day and short stay surgery, patient-centered care, outpatient services, visiting physician specialists and the offering of on-going community education programs.
Each day, more people have the opportunity to receive these services here, in Sheridan, rather than traveling to Lansing, Grand Rapids or other locations. We're here for everyone, even those with a physician who is not on our medical staff. Just imagine the time, money and energy saved for those who might need lab work, diagnostic studies, physical therapy, and more, by having it arranged through their doctor's office, to stop by here in place of traveling a greater distance. It just makes good sense.
Services continue to expand and include emergency care and a walk-in clinic (24 hours, 7 days a week), inpatient and outpatient services, medical/surgical care, same day or short stay surgery, pulmonary diagnostics, two beautifully renovated sleep study suites, physical therapy, CT scanning, ultrasound, x-ray, mammography, bone density testing, and various other diagnostic testing. Additionally, SCH offers a variety of health and wellness programs like monthly education workshops, health screenings, community health fairs, blood pressure clinics, and diabetes support groups.
Sheridan Community Hospital's medical staff includes dozens of active, consulting, and courtesy staff physicians, a team of ER physicians, as well as many allied health professionals. A variety of physician specialists see patients weekly in the Physician Specialists' office (located in the hospital's southwest wing) and in the Cardiopulmonary Department. Physician Specialists include cardiology, ears/nose/throat, gastroenterology, general surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pathology, peripheral vascular, podiatry, radiology, and urology.
Sheridan Community Hospital has evolved in recent years from a hospital to being part of a much larger health system. It includes three hospital-owned family health practices located in Sheridan, Stanton and Edmore; and a Medical Office Building offering family practice and podiatry or specialized foot care.
In the past few years, SCH has completed several major renovation projects. Some of these have included a new outpatient services lobby, registration and physician specialists' office, visitor's lobby, a new state-of-the-art laboratory, a new beautifully designed diagnostic imaging department, and a CT scanning suite-housing a Toshiba 64-slice CT scanner in the diagnostic imaging department.
We thank you for your continued support to Sheridan Community Hospital. As always, we will continually strive to make improvements so that your healthcare experience is second to none!
Driving on M-66? Stop by. You'll be amazed at what you see in our small rural hospital that seems to be getting bigger every day.