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 13 bed critical access hospital providing services in the following areas - acute care, observation, surgery, intermediate and skilled swing bed, emergency room with trauma level v certification, saturday convenience clinic, home health, and hospice. Services provided by the ancillary departments include physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiology, 3d mammography, bone density, ultrasound, ct, nuclear med, mri, laboratory, respiratory therapy, cardiac rehab, ekg, holter monitor, and thallium stress tests. Based on charges foregone sakakawea medical center provided $68,637 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, a community care nurse and health career presentations to high schools. Smc sponsors several community events that promote good health and wellness education including healthy halloween bash, women's world of wellness and mammography marathon. 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 require 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 8,765 this year.