Sheridan (Wyo.) Memorial Hospital board members voted late last month to reverse their decision to build the hospital's own outpatient surgery center.
Hospital board member Ernie Schmidt said the board took the action to send investors in a separate, private outpatient surgery center a message that the hospital board wants to work on a cooperative surgery center venture.
A group of private physicians is planning to start building an outpatient surgery center soon, saying the community needs such a facility. Initially, hospital officials tried to stop the private surgery center, saying Sheridan could not support two surgery centers.
No details have been worked out on a cooperative venture.