Landon’s to host
mini-garden workshop

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a mini-garden workshop Saturday at 10 a.m.

Join the Landon’s staff to design and plant your very own miniature magical garden. The workshop is open to all ages.

You can purchase a container or may bring your own. You get to shop from all the fairy garden decor from the store’s selection; simply pay for the products you pick out. A small amount of outside decor is allowed, as long as it’s combined with purchased material.

Call (307) 672-8340 to pre-register.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadow Drive.


SMH receives area trauma
hospital re-designation

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital recently received word of its re-designation as an area trauma hospital from the Wyoming Department of Health’s State Trauma Program.

Pursuing designation is voluntary and requires the hospital to undergo an extensive onsite review every three years to maintain. Sheridan Memorial Hospital has maintained the designation since 2001.

The designation means that SMH meets stringent requirements and follows the recommended systems of trauma care, which includes having a systematic, organized and multi-disciplinary team approach to medical treatment that begins with pre-hospital care and extends through to the patient’s reintegration back into the community.

“This prestigious designation recognizes our hospital’s efforts to better serve injured patients with high-quality trauma care. It shows the dedication, compassion and expertise of our providers — doctors, nurses and ancillary staff — as well as the support of our administration,” said Cassidy Camino, RN, trauma coordinator for SMH.

According to the Wyoming Department of Health, the number one cause of death of Wyoming residents ages 1-44 is traumatic injury, accident or violence being the most common causes. Wyoming’s injury-related death rate is ranked fourth highest in the nation and work-related injury death rate is ranked second highest.

Studies indicate that trauma-injured patients have a 15-20 percent increased chance of survival and a significant decrease of preventable death, if they are cared for in an established trauma system at a designated trauma hospital.

Last year, SMH’s Emergency Department treated more than 2,000 injuries — two hundred of those injuries met trauma inclusion criteria. Falls and motor vehicle crashes were the leading causes of those injuries.