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.