Mission: Based on the gospel values and our own heritage of healing, the mission of garrison memorial hospital and clinic is to use our community presence as a means of touching and caring for people in a christ-like manner, and to always exhibit the hospitality as reflected in the rule of st. Benedict: let all be received as christ.
Programs: Garrison memorial hospital delivers primary health care to a population of approximately 5,975 in mclean, ward, mchenrey, and mountrail counties. We operate a 22-bed critical access hospital and a 28-bed skilled nursing facility. We also operate a rural health clinic in garrison, north dakota. Our facility employs approximately 148 people. Garrison memorial hospital makes medical care accessible to the entire community it serves. It operates a 24-hour, level 4 state certified emergency room, providing emergency care to all people regardless of their ability to pay. In 2013/2014 we had 1,369 emergency room visits. We also had 174 acute days of care, 5,473 swing bed days, 9,963 days of skilled nursing care, and 5,060 clinic visits. Garrison memorial hospital's charity care policy provides discounted and free services to patients who lack the resources to be fully responsible for the healthcare they receive. The charity care policy is designed to ensure the population served by garrison memorial hospital has access to needed healthcare services. In fiscal year 2013/2014, garrison memorial hospital and its clinic had $151,594 in charity care and indian health services and $415,760 in bad debt write offs. Our rural health clinic offers a sliding fee schedule to uninsured and underinsured patients, which is mandated by the national health service corps program. In 2013/2014, garrison memorial hospital's payer mix was 35% medicare, 27% medicaid, 1% indian health services, 15% self-pay and 22% commercial insurance. All payers are charged the same regardless of insurance.