Mission: Provide high quality care that is measured and continuously improved. Provide individualized care that exceeds expectations of those we serve. Strengthen partnerships with providers to enhance coordination of care and improve system performance. Be a steward of resources. Commit to service excellence. Be a vital contributor to our area communities. Recognize the value of each employee and provide opportunities for personal growth and development that complement the needs of the organization.
Programs: Sakakawea medical center (smc) is a 25 bed critical care access hospital providing services in the following areas - acute care, surgery, intermediate and skilled swing bed, emergency room with trauma level iv certification, home health, and hospice. Services provided by the ancillary departments include physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiology, digital mammography, bone density, ultrasound, ct, nuclear med, mri, laboratory, respiratory therapy, cardiac rehab, ekg, eeg, sleep studies, and thallium stress tests. Based on charges foregone sakakawea medical center provided $84,148 in charity care. Also available to all self-pay patients, regardless of financial status, is a 30% discount policy for timely payments. Smc is a participating provider for medicare, medicaid, blue cross blue shield and other insurances. Sakakawea medical center reaches out to the communities in the service area through programs such as falls prevention classes, cpr education, acls classes, pals classes, grief support groups, smoking cessation classes, occupational health, free blood pressure checks, a christmas giving tree project, and health career presentations to high schools. Wellness screenings are provided to area schools and businesses. Smc provides community education programs on requested topics free of charge. It is important for sakakawea medical center to serve our communities by providing all of their health care needs.
senior suites is a basic care facility that was completed in april 1997, it is adjacent to sakakawea medical center. Senior suites can accommodate 34 residents with single or double rooms. It features a licensed beauty shop, activity room, spacious commons areas and an enclosed nurse's station. The rooms are set up like suites, hence the name "senior suites. " the facility is available to those in the senior population that requires a minimal amount of supervision, but do not require 24 hour services. The residents are provided with assistance for daily living and medication administration. Resident care census days totaled 9,855 this year.
to insure the need for quality health care is met in smc's service area, sakakawea medical center began managing a rural health clinic in july 2007. The clinic is located directly across the street from the hospital. This provides primary health care for our patients and also space is provided in the clinic for visiting specialists. This saves the patients from having to drive up to 70 miles to receive specialty health care. The clinic is staffed with two physicians and two mid-level providers. A sliding fee scale charity care program is available to patients who qualify financially.