John Whiteside, CEO of SageWest Health Care
This holiday season, I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation to our dedicated employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers for their invaluable contributions as we continue to navigate these unprecedented events of the pandemic. You continually put our patients and communities first. Because of you, we make a difference every day.
This past year was one that included several challenges, growth opportunities and transitions for SageWest. While changes can be difficult and create uncertainty as they are being made, we are confident that what we accomplished as a team in 2021 has laid a foundation of exciting momentum that is continuing forward into 2022.
In the last year, SageWest added more than 20 providers to meet our region’s evolving healthcare needs. SageWest was named the most racially inclusive hospital in Wyoming by Lown Institute. To continue to grow healthcare services throughout Fremont County, SageWest implemented tele-stroke, telepsychiatry and we are finalizing additional telehealth specialty services including tele-nephrology to support inpatient dialysis, a needed service in our community.
I recently joined SageWest earlier this month, at a critical time in our Fremont County communities, as well as the history of our world and the field of healthcare as we know it. Every day, I witness the dedication and compassionate care with which we serve our community. At all levels and in all departments, we are united in our commitment to caring for our patients and their families like they are our own.
As we approach 2022, I am looking forward to the weeks and months ahead and to being more active in the community which I’m proud to call my new home. SageWest is committed to ongoing improvement efforts so that we can continue to provide the best possible care to our family, friends and neighbors. Our healthcare system is such an important part of the communities we have the privilege to serve.
Thank you for your continued support of SageWest. We wish you all a joyous holiday season and a happy New Year.