Mission: Fallon medical complex, in its innovative pursuit of friends healing friends, provides comfort, compassion, and excellence in the promotion of quality of life to all individuals.
Programs: Fallon medical complex provides quality health care regardless of race, creed, sex, national origin, handicap, age, or ability to pay. Although reimbursement for services rendered is critical to the operation of the complex, it is recognized that not all individuals possess the ability to purchase these essential services. It is the complex's mission to serve the surrounding area by providing health care services to all community members. The complex provides medical services to individuals who are determined unable to purchase such services under the complex's charity care policy and guidelines. In addition to free care and/or subsidized care, care is also provided at below cost rates to persons covered by governmental programs. Recognizing its mission to the community, services are provided to both medicare and medicaid patients. The unreimbursed value of providing care to these patients, based on established rates is 487,627 for the year ended june 30, 2014. The critical access hospital provides 24 hour x 7 days a week emergency room services, observation, acute care, swing bed services and onsite ancillary lab and diagnostic imaging services. During fiscal year ended june 30, 2014, the complex provided over 291 days of hospital services, 4,822 days of swing bed care, 1,110 er visits, and over 7,600 outpatient visits. One of fallon medical complex's (fmc) operating philosophies states that education programs are necessary to enhance the competence of personnel in the healthcare system as well as to assist in the attainment of both personal and organizational goals. To this end, not only does the organization routinely budget $35,000 or more in continuing education for its employees, it also provides job shadowing to area students (typically 3-5 students per year) who may be interested in a healthcare career, in addition to offering routine certified nursing assistant training programs (to about 10-15 prospective aides per year). Fmc also hosts numerous college students seeking careers as doctors (2-3 per year), physician assistants (3-5 per year), and various other disciplines, such as radiology & laboratory technology, physical therapy, and industrial engineering. Fmc further believes that it is its responsibility to take a leadership role in informing the public about healthcare subjects of relevance or interest through community education. This objective is supported through a number of channels, which includes routine "lunch and learn" sessions provided by medical professionals (about 6 times per year), weekly public service announcements on the local radio station, and its annual health fair which is attended by people from all over the service area.
fmc also consists of a 15 bed skilled nursing facility/long term care unit that not only provides care for the long term but also offers respite care for those who are caring for a loved one in their home. The fmc snf unit provided 5,294 days of care to the elderly in our community.
fmc community clinic (rural health clinic) operates under the same mission as fmc by providing family health care in the form of over 10,000 patient visits per year. The four providers (two physicians and two mid levels) also provide er coverage 24 hours, 7 days a week.