Daniels Memorial Hospital & Nursing Home…

A ‘frontier’ facility in a ‘medically underserved area’.

Daniels Memorial Healthcare Center is 501(c)(3) not-for-profit 25 Bed Critical Access Hospital with a Rural Health Care Clinic and 24 hour Emergency Room Care.

Based in Scobey, Montana, with a total county population of 1,643 (2008 Census Bureau Estimate) DMHC is designated as a ‘frontier’ facility in a ‘medically underserved area’ because of its location in a remote, rural area. Despite what sound like challenges to providing quality health care, Daniels Memorial has been able to use these designations as an advantage in receiving federal funds as well as grant and foundation awards, allowing them to maintain a full-service facility, offering comprehensive care and cutting edge technologies.

  • Served by Deanna Ferestad, FNP.
  • Rehabilitation Department boasting a therapy pool as well as speech, occupation and physical therapy services.
  • CT Scan Services in a state-of-the-art 16 slice Siemens machine.
  • Telemedicine, telehealth and real-time radiology services are provided via the latest in fiber optic technologies.

The second largest employer in Daniels County, Daniels Memorial is governed by the community through a ten member Board of Directors. DMHC also maintains a management contract with Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana. This alliance allows them to receive assistance in hiring and retaining a CEO, preparing and analyzing monthly and annual financial statements, budgeting, and gives them access to a larger purchasing pool to help keep supply costs at a minimum.

Historically, DMHC has been enthusiastically supported by its community. From its inception in 1944, through expansions and renovations in 1965, 1974, 1999 and 2010, its citizens have continued to support DMHC through continuous passage of mill levy requests and donations to the DMHC Foundation.


Rural Practice at its best! In Scobey you will get a smile, a warm greeting and a welcoming attitude. Scobey is a clean, peaceful and family oriented place with no shortage of enthusiasm for our community! Considerable amounts of energies are used to promote youth programs, sports, musical events, fairs and rodeos. Scobey is the headquarters for Nemont Telephone Co-op, serving all of Northeast Montana and parts of Northwestern North Dakota. A new, 5 million dollar state-of-the-art Border Patrol facility is responsible for safeguarding approximately 60 miles of our American/Canadian border.

Scobey offers many recreational facilities including: a senior citizen center, public pool, public parks, golf course, baseball, camping, bowling, roping arena, movie theatre and ice-skating rink. The K-12 Class C School is a center of activity for school functions as well as for public use of the newly constructed gymnasium, indoor walking track and weight room. Well known for its music, Daniels County is home to a 40+ member Symphonette, the Jack Reiner Big Band, a Dixieland Jazz Band, and men’s and women’s vocal groups. Annually the Pioneer Town Museum hosts the Threshing Bee & Dirty Shame Show on the streets of their historically reconstructed prairie town. Scobey is served by a weekly news publication and a locally owned radio station.

Daniels County has some prime hunting and fishing areas. Big game and bird hunters from all over the world flock to Eastern Montana seeking the whitetail and mule deer, antelope, pheasants, grouse, ducks and geese that are at home in the surrounding rolling prairies and farmland. Fort Peck Lake, just 90 minutes to the southwest, boasts 1520 miles of shore-line and offers four season fishing and recreational opportunities. Also close by are the famed Montana Dinosaur trail which yields world-class fossil discoveries, and the Northeast Montana Birding Trail—a must see for wildlife enthusiasts!

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