Hospital Receives $50k Grant

SMH Foundation Director Ada Kirven, Terry Henn, Holland Duell and Kay Wallick from the Whedon Cancer Detection Foundation. Photo Provided.

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation has received a grant of $50,000 from the Whedon Cancer Detection Foundation in support of preventative cancer screening and diagnostic testing at the hospital.

The announcement was made Wednesday during the regular monthly meeting of the hospital's board of directors.

Ada Kirven is the executive director of the hospital's foundation that accepted the grant. In a statement released Wednesday, she said they are extremely grateful for the partnership with the Whedon foundation because the money will directly impact the lives of the hospital's patients and families. She went on to say the grant will help patients who currently have no insurance or are under-insured.

She said the hospital's finance and billing departments work closely with patients every day, navigating the healthcare system and utilizing a variety of payment opportunities for qualified screening procedures. So, ultimately, she said, the Whedon foundation has now granted another option for the hospital and local physicians to provide the best care and support possible for patients.

The Whedon foundation was established nearly 60 years ago by Dr. Earl and Bessie Whedon and is active today in the Sheridan and Johnson County communities. The Whedon foundation currently contributes money for a wide variety of cancer screenings.