Mineral Community Hospital Opens New Clinic’s Doors
The Mineral Community Hospital Clinic opened its doors on Jan. 2, 2019. The highly anticipated facility held an open house on Dec. 20 where people could stop by and meet the providers and staff. It is located in the same building as the Mineral Regional Health Center, which shuttered its doors in 2015.
Representatives from U.S. Sen. Steve Daines’ office, Danielle Tribble, and U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte’s office, Sonny Capece, spoke around 2 p.m., along with Mineral County Commissioner Laurie Johnston, Mineral Community Hospital Governing Board Chair John Woodland, and Partnership Health Center representative Abby Berow.
“Critical access hospitals play a vital role in communities across the country. And Mineral Community Hospital has been serving the people of Mineral County for nearly 100 years. The opening of this hospital based clinic is an exciting day for Mineral County residents,” Daines commented in a letter.
Mineral Community Hospital CEO Steve McNeece thanked the hospital team for getting the clinic ready in a relatively short timeline. He also showed appreciation for the positive working relationship they have developed with Partnership Health Center (PHC). PHC opened five years ago and offered primary care to county residents, which will no longer be offered with the opening of the hospital clinic.
“We are grateful they will remain in Mineral County providing dental and behavioral health services,” he said.
John Woodland, a longtime hospital board member and chairman, commented that this is “a great step forward for the hospital and community. The hospital is coming full circle, back to the efficiencies and continuity that comes with having the clinic and emergency room services operated by the same entity.”
He also said that because of the newly established level of cooperation with PHC, the community will benefit from the expansion of available services. The hospital clinic will see patients weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment, and walk-ins are welcome.
– Kathleen Woodford, Mineral Independent
Operation Scrubs with Love to Houston
We received a call recently from a community member whose daughter lives in the Houston area. As you know, there is major flooding there, and she found out that nurses and other medical professionals are in desperate need of scrubs, as theirs have been contaminated.
The word went out to our employees asking for donations and, oh my goodness, did they respond! We have over 150 scrubs that will be shipped off to the Houston area. This project is another shining example of the giving hearts we have here at MCH! It’s been an amazing outpouring of support!
Hospital Hikers Program
By now you may have heard about the very successful, and ever growing, Hospital Hikers Program. Want more information? Click here for all the details on the hikes, or check out the Community Calendar for all the details of each hike!
Cooper Lake Hike – July 9, 2017
Cliff Lake Hike – July 23, 2017
Therapy Dog Comes to Mineral Community Hospital
Storm Trooper is now a regular weekly visitor to MCH. Is it Star Wars Day? Click here to find out!
Montana’s Small Hospitals Worry ACA Repeal Could Lead to Higher Costs
Faced with already tight budgets in communities where the economy is far from booming, Montana’s small hospitals worry repeal of the Affordable Care Act could make their mission even more difficult. Click here for more information.
Holiday Food Drive
The 5th Annual Holiday Food drive was a very big success – thanks to all of you who have helped out so much over the past 4 years. We started a month earlier because Town Pump/Lucky Lil’s again offered the dollar-for-dollar match (up to $5,000) for October and November. Last year, Mineral Community Hospital donated 4,917 pounds of food and raised over $650 in cash! This year, 8,652 pounds of food was donated! Just like all of the food we donate, it all stays in Mineral County, and is delivered to either the Alberton Food Pantry or Mineral County Food Bank for distribution. Many of you purchased bulk food, which is a great donation, too!
A very big “Thank You” goes out to our food drive partners: Castle’s Market, Wells Fargo Bank, Lakeland Feed & Supply in Alberton, the Jack Lincoln Memorial Clinic in St Regis, Town Pump/Lucky Lil’s Casino, the St Regis Senior Citizens’ Center, and Partnership Health Center – Mineral County!
Mineral County Resource Guide
The Mineral County Resource Guide Nov 2017 provides contact information regarding services that are accessible to Mineral County residents.
Community Health Assessment
The Community Health Improvement Plan was done in conjunction with the Mineral County Health Department. This data was gathered by a group of volunteers going door-to-door to ask a series of questions to find out the concerns are of Mineral County residents. The Mineral County Health Department and Mineral Community Hospital are working together to implement a plan of action to address these health concerns.
Local Groups Work to Tackle County Health Issues
Click here to read the article written by Kathleen Woodford of the the Mineral Independent and was published on February 8, 2017.
See How We’re Doing
Click on the links below to see our 4th quarter HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems) statistics.
Discrimination is Against the Law
MCH complies with all applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. Click here (notice-of-nondiscrimination) for more information.
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