Mission: The mission of tioga medical center is to address the health care needs of the community through providing quality health care and promoting education and wellness.
Programs: Tioga medical center provides delivery of healthcare services over eastern williams county, burke county and western mountrail county of the state of north dakota. Requirements of the irs community benefit standard for tax-exempt organizations are integral to tioga medical center's larger charitable mission of improving health and quality of life. Specifically, an independent board including community leaders, business experts and consumer representatives governs tioga medical center. The board has a history of commitment to acting with the highest integrity. For example:-policies on confidentiality of patient and corporate information are reviewed annually as a component of mandatory education, and a confidentiality statement is signed and/or reviewed annually by all employees and board members. -board members and key employees review and sign a conflict of interest statement annually. -tioga medical center's code of conduct is published in its employee handbook and included in general orientation of all new employees and volunteers. Tioga medical center also makes medical care accessible to the entire community it serves. Tioga medical center operates a 24 hour emergency room and provides emergency care regardless of ability to pay. Tioga medical center had 2393 emergency room visits during the past fiscal year. Tioga medical center provides clinical services needed to operate the emergency room. In addition, tioga medical center provides non-emergency services to the community it serves. It makes these services accessible to the community through participation in government programs like medicare and medicaid and by offering assistance through the tioga medical center's uncompensated care program. Tioga medical center's uncompensated care (charity care) program provides free services to patients who lack the resources to be fully responsible for the health care they receive. The uncompensated care program is designed to ensure the entire community served by tioga medical center has access to needed healthcare services. The tioga medical center administration oversees services delivered under the uncompensated care program, including assessing community needs, approving eligibility criteria and monitoring the effectiveness of the program in providing community access to medical care. Tioga medical center maintains records to identify and monitor the level of care provided under the uncompensated care program. These records include the amount of charges foregone for services and supplies furnished under its charity care program. Tioga medical center had costs for charity care for the year ended june 30, 2014 of approximately $7,000. Tioga medical center takes its mission to improve the health and quality of life of the people it serves a step further by reaching out to meet the broad needs of the community. It strives to identify the community needs beyond basic healthcare, and then respond to them, aiming to make a positive, life-enhancing difference in the community. For example, many employees and board members of tioga medical center are actively involved in volunteer organizations that serve to protect the community, such as the tioga fire & ambulance department. As a small community, it is vital for people to come to the aid, as volunteers, when people are in need of assistance. Tioga medical center allows its employees to leave the workplace to tend to the emergency needs of the community we serve. The tioga medical center, located at tioga, north dakota, is a provider of integrated healthcare delivery services consisting of a 25 bed medicare designated critical access hospital (cah). The tioga medical center cah is a level v designated trauma center. Within the cah, acute care services are provided, along with swingbed services.
attached to the cah is a 30 bed skilled nursing facility. This facility provides skilled and long term care services to its residents.
the medical center also operates three clinics located in tioga, ray, and powers lake. These clinics are medicare and medicaid designated provider-based rural health clinics. Within the clinics, they employ three physician assistants and one family nurse practitioner. These practitioners provide physician related services at these clinics, as well as to the cah and snf.
finally, attached to the nursing home is a 22 unit independent living unit. The organization also has a foundation that distributes scholarships.