SageWest Health Care is proud to join the American Hospital Association and healthcare organizations in celebrating National Hospital Week, which is observed on May 10-15. National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to pause and honor the millions of healthcare professionals who dedicate their lives to taking care of people in their greatest times of need and to recognize the positive difference hospitals and healthcare organizations make in each of their communities.
“As our community continues the COVID-19 fight, the pivotal role our healthcare workers play in the well-being of society is clearer than ever,” said John Ferrelli, chief executive officer (CEO) of SageWest Health Care. “Their tireless efforts on the front lines of this disease and their commitment to quality care and patient safety year-round are critical to our mission of Making Communities Healthier. We proudly honor these heroes during National Hospital Week and commend their inspiring efforts to serve others.”
Please join the first responders in a parade thanking SageWest staff and providers for their service, Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30 am outside the SageWest Riverton campus and Wednesday, May 13 at 7:30 am around the SageWest Lander campus, see attached parade map. Community members are encouraged to leave a special note at www.thankahealthcarehero.com.
The hospital plays an important role in supporting the health and vitality of Fremont County all year long. From welcoming four new providers and expanding services, to investing more than $1.5 million in new clinical technology and facility improvements, SageWest Health Care is committed to meeting the evolving health needs of the community and enhancing access to high-quality care close to home.
As one of our community’s economic leaders, the organization employs approximately 315 staff and contributed more than $2.3 million in taxes to the local and state economies last year. Additionally, it is proud to sponsor a number of local community organizations and non-profits, including Boys and Girls Club, Child Development Services, Community Entry Services, Eagle’s Hope Transitions, Fremont County Alliance Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Fremont County Fair, Fremont County Group Home, Help for Health Hospice Home, Injury Prevention Resources, Kiwanis, local food banks, Project Graduation, Key Club, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Rotary, United Way of Southwest Wyoming, Veteran’s Memorial Rebuild, Volunteers of America and Wreaths Across America. Ensuring that everyone has access to the high-quality and compassionate care they need is a top priority for the organization and fundamental to its mission. In 2019 alone, SageWest Health Care provided more than $24.2 million of charity and other uncompensated care, regardless of patients’ ability to pay.
“Fremont County is a wonderful place to call home, and we are privileged to have a significant impact on its health and economic well-being,” said Mike Bailey, chair of SageWest Health Care’s board of trustees. “As we celebrate National Hospital Week amid unprecedented challenges and begin to look to the future, we are aware that healthcare – like other aspects of life – might look a little different. What will not change, is our mission and our commitment to this community. We will continue to put the health and well-being of our neighbors first, ensuring safe places of care and a healthier community for us all.”
To view the Riverton Mayor’s Proclamation for Hospital Week, click here.
To view the Lander Mayor’s Proclamation for Hospital Week, click here.
About SageWest: Part of LifePoint Health who is a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®, SageWest Health Care encompasses two hospitals, which are both fully accredited by the Joint Commission. Located in Fremont County, Wyo., SageWest provides inpatient medical services, emergency room services, intensive care, surgical services, therapy services, imaging and laboratory diagnostic services, sleep lab, and infusion services. Visit www.SageWestHealthCare.com.