Glendive Medical Center

202 Prospect Drive
Glendive, AL 59330
Phone:
(406) 345-2608
Fax:
(406) 345-2608

Description



Glendive Medical Center (GMC) is a full-service, 25-bed acute care hospital with 24-hour emergency care, full medical and surgical services and an attached 71-bed skilled Extended Care facility. We are dedicated to being a leader in providing and promoting health and wellness to the residents of east central Montana and western North Dakota. GMC is a designated Critical Access Hospital.

Telemedicine and teleradiology networks allow GMC to connect directly with patients and medical providers throughout the world.

With our highly-qualified team of medical providers, GMC offers a comprehensive, integrated system of services including primary, long-term and specialty care as well as prevention and wellness services. Our medical providers are easily accessible at the attached Gabert Clinic.

Open five days a week, Gabert Clinic also offers an After-Hours Clinic to serve our customers. It extends the Clinic's hours of operation and provides patients with a unique alternative to the traditional medical office visit. An appointment is not necessary to receive care at the After-Hours Clinic. Instead, non-emergency patients are treated on a first-come, first-served basis.

GMC also owns and operates The Heritage on Merrill, a 13-unit assisted living facility offering personal, 24-hour professional care. In addition, GMC operates Eastern Montana Veterans Home: a long-term care facility in Glendive, which features 80 beds, including a 16-bed secure Alzheimer's Unit.

We are proud of our ability to incorporate current technology and services and provide state-of-the-art medical care to our region.

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Awards

Recognition & Awards

GMC Awarded CT Accreditation


October, 2012 -Glendive Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Computerized Tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). A CT scan is an imaging method that uses x-rays to create cross-sectional pictures of the body. A computer creates separate images of the body area, called slices. Three-dimensional models of the body area can be created by stacking these slices together. The images help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities2 meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

GMC Awarded MRI Accreditation


August, 2012 - Glendive Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities2 meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

GMC Receives SHARP Award


July, 2012 - Glendive Medical Center (GMC) was awarded Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) status for four of their facilities2 in July of 2012: Acute Care, Gabert Clinic, Home Health/Hospice and The Heritage. SHARP is part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) On-site Consultation Program, which works in conjunction with Montana's Department of Labor and Industry (DLI). SHARP recognizes small employers who operate an exemplary safety and health management system. "We didn't set out to win an award. We sought out to improve our safety standards... We look forward to continuing on the safety journey," said Scott A. Duke, GMC CEO.

One of the greatest results of achieving this prestigious award is the benefit to the patients in both safety and cost savings. Furthermore, the award demonstrates that GMC is truly living out their shared safety ision; "Aspire to eliminate events of harm." Achieving SHARP status is another important step in the continuous improvement process.

GMC CARDIAC REHAB PROGRAM RECEIVES RECOGNITION


May, 2012 - Glendive Medical Center's (GMC) Cardiac Rehab Program was recently recognized by the Montana Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (MACVPR). MACVPR, along with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (MDPHHS), said GMC's Cardiac Rehab Program had the "highest ratings" of the non-interventional hospitals participating in the patient outcomes program. "There are ten quality indicators evaluated, and GMC's Cardiac Rehab Program exceeded the regional average more often than any other program in the project," Penny Maher, RN and GMC Cardiac Rehab Coordinator said.

Maher explained that patients in GMC's Cardiac Rehab Program complete self-assessment forms upon being admitted and discharged from the Program. Some of the specific data evaluated for the outcomes program included patient blood pressure, BMI, lipid levels, physical activity, smoking status, dietary fat intake, general health and well being. Patient satisfaction and program completion rates were also evaluated. "The goal of GMC's Cardiac Rehab Program is to guide patients toward better health through positive lifestyle changes," she said.


Director of PI to Serve on Advisory Board


Mona Humphrey, Director of Performance Improvement, has been named as a member of the Performance Improvement Network (PIN) Advisory Board Data Task Force Team. The goal of this team is to review the data that PIN is currently collecting. The data is used to make recommendations for revisions to PIN data collection projects. Congratulations, Mona!


Extended Care Receives Pinnacle Awards


April, 2012 - Glendive Medical Center (GMC) is pleased to announce that GMC's Extended Care Facility has been awarded 2012 Pinnacle Customer Service Awards in multiple areas. Over the course of the last twelve months, Pinnacle Quality Insight, a nationally-recognized customer service satisfaction firm, has interviewed the customers of Glendive Medical Center Extended Care regarding their satisfaction levels.

Customers were asked to evaluate several aspects of the service they recived. From the results of these interviews, Pinnacle has determined that GMC Extended Care has qualified for Pinnacle Customer Experience Awards in the following service areas

- Dining Service
- Laundry Service
- Communication from Facility
- Overall Safety

The Customer Experience Award is awarded to care providers who have achieved best-in-class customer satisfaction standards within their peer group.

Congratulations to the staff of GMC Extended Care for achieving this honor!


Medical Provider Receives Founders' Award


March, 2012 Glendive Medical Center (GMC) announced that Arthur K. Fink, DO, is the recipient of the 2012 Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation Founders' Award for exceptional accomplishment in the field of osteopathic medicine. To receive the award, presidents of several
osteopathic medicine organizations throughout the Northwest were asked to nominate a professional who has made a significant contribution to the field. "It is an honor to have been nominated for this regional award. I am pleased and honored to receive it," Dr. Fink said.

Dr. Fink graduated from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri and completed his residency at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine and has worked at GMC for 18 years.

During his career at GMC, Dr. Fink has served as President of both the Montana Osteopathic Medical Association and the Montana Board of Medical Examiners. He was the Chief of Staff at GMC for three years and recently helped implement GMC's Hospitalist Program, where he serves as a Hospitalist. "Osteopathic medicine emphasizes the wholeness of every patient and concentrates on treating the patient as a whole and not simply treating symptoms. I enjoy and believe in what I do," he added.


Physician Assistant Receives "Difference Maker" Award


February, 2012 - Glendive Medical Center (GMC) is pleased to announce Carleen Gaub, PA-C, has received "The Difference Maker" award from the Montanans for Children, Youth and Families, Incorporated (MCYF). The annual award is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the families of Montana through service and education.

The award is given to a recipient who has made a substantial difference in "Keeping Montana Forever Family Friendly" and is voted on by the Board of Directors for MCYF. "Carleen's contributions truly benefit the lives of our children and families in this area. She has served this area for over 39 years, and she deserves this award in every way," Pete Bruno, MCYF President said.

For more information about MCYF, please visit www.mcyf.net.


Digital Mammography Unit Earns ACR Accreditation


August 9, 2011 - Glendive Medical Center (GMC) is pleased to announce that its new Digital Mammography unit has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography from the American College of Radiology (ACR). "We are extremely pleased to have received this accreditation for our new Digital Mammography unit. It is our goal to continue offering the most advanced technology in the field of mammography," Kevin Maxwell, MD, stated.

The ACR gold seal accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities2 meeting ACR practice guidelines and technical standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation.

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 health care professionals. For over three quarters of a century, the ACR has devoted its resources to making imaging safe, effective and accessible to those who need it. For more information, please visit www.acr.org.


GMC Publications Win Aster Awards


May 10, 2011 - Glendive Medical Center (GMC) has been recognized among the nation's most elite health care marketing professionals in the 2011 Aster Awards Competition for two of its publications. "It was an honor to have the number of health care organizations and agencies that participated in this year's competition. The quality of the entries went well beyond the judges' expectations," said Melinda R. Lucas, Aster Awards Program Coordinator.

GMC received two awards for publications. GMC's 2009 Community Benefit Report received a Gold Award, meaning it scored in the top 5% in the nation. The GMC Historical Brochure received a Silver Award, meaning it scored in the top 12% in the nation. GMC competed with hospitals that are 75 beds and under.

The Aster Awards Competition is one of the largest national competitions of its kind, hosted by Marketing Healthcare Today Magazine and Creative Images, Inc. This elite program recognizes outstanding health care professionals for excellence in their advertising/marketing efforts for the calendar year of 2010.

The 2011 Aster Awards received approximately 3,000 entries from across the United States as well as Canada and South America. Judging criteria included creativity, layout and design, functionality, message effectiveness, production quality and overall appeal.

All winners are posted on the Aster Awards website (www.AsterAwards.com), as well as published in Marketing Healthcare Today, a national health care marketing magazine. For more information about GMC publications, please contact Kim Wiseman, Marketing Specialist, at 345-2614.


EMVH & Extended Care Named U.S. News Best Nursing Homes


U.S. News and World Report recently announced that Glendive Medical Center Extended Care and Eastern Montana Veterans Home were awarded five star ratings by the federal government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

U.S. News pulls together government data and compiles an Honor Roll list of the best nursing homes across the nation. The data includes over 15,000 nursing homes across the U.S. Individuals can search the Honor Roll to find out which facilities2 received the highest overall ratings with respect to a facility's performance in health inspections, nursing staff, and medical care. Homes are ranked in tiers based on their star ratings in these three individual categories.

Both EMVH and Extended Care received five star ratings in Nursing Care. Additionally, Extended Care received four star ratings in Health Inspections and Quality Measures. EMVH received an additional four star rating in Health Inspections.

To look at the U.S. News Best Nursing Homes 2011 Honor Roll you can go to www.health.usnews.com/senior-housing.
Congratulations to both facilities2 on a job well done!


Extended Care Receives Pinnacle Awards


Glendive Medical Center is pleased to announce that Extended Care is the proud recipient of the following six Pinnacle Quality Insight Awards for 2010:

2010 Best In Class rating for Overall Safety
2010 Best in Class rating in Professional Therapy Services
2010 Best in Class rating in Response to Problems
2010 Best in Class rating in Communication From Facility
2010 Best in Class rating in Facility Cleanliness
2010 Best in Class rating in Overall Quality of Stay

Congratulations to all those who make Extended Care a wonderful home for our residents!


GMC Newsletter Wins Aster Award


February 26, 2010 - Glendive Medical Center (GMC) has been recognized among the nation's most elite health care marketing professionals in the 2010 Aster Awards Competition for its newsletter, Health Connection. "It was an honor to have GMC participate in the 2010 Aster Awards Competition. They placed in the top five percent of the nation. The quality of this year's entries went well beyond the judges' expectations," said Melinda R. Lucas, Aster Awards Program Coordinator.

GMC submitted its 2009 Health Connection newsletter and received a Gold Award, meaning it scored in the top 5% in the nation for hospitals that are 75 beds and under. The Aster Awards Competition is one of the largest national competitions of its kind, hosted by Marketing Healthcare Today Magazine and Creative Images, Inc. This elite program recognizes outstanding health care professionals for excellence in their advertising/marketing efforts for the calendar year of 2009.

The 2010 Aster Awards received approximately 3,000 entries from across the United States as well as Canada and South America. Participant's entries competed against similar-sized organizations in their category. Judging criteria includes creativity, layout and design, functionality, message effectiveness, production quality and overall appeal.

All winners are posted on the Aster Awards website (www.AsterAwards.com), as well as published in Marketing Healthcare Today, a national health care marketing magazine. For more information about GMC publications, please contact the Marketing Department at 345-2614.


GMC Receives Governor's 2009 Safety Award


February 2010 - Glendive Medical Center (GMC) recently announced that it received the Governor's 2009 Award for Occupational Safety and Health. "The Safety Committee and everyone at GMC have worked proactively to create a culture where safety of the patient, guest, employee, and anyone who comes through our doors, is of the utmost importance. It's encouraging to see how far we've come," GMC Safety Officer Todd Opp stated.

The Award, presented at the Montana Governor's Workers' Compensation and Occupational Safety and Health Conference each year, recognizes the commitment to excellence in the workplace safety and health arena. The award is the highest honor given by the State of Montana in recognition of occupational safety and health excellence.

Attractions

 Welcome to Glendive, Montana!

Outdoor enthusiasts will thrill to almost limitless possibilities around Glendive. Imagine watching the Milky Way nightly and counting shooting stars as you fall asleep; quiet so deep you can hear your soul relax; hunting or just having a staring contest with wildlife.

The Yellowstone River, the nation's longest untamed river, starts in Yellowstone Park and flows through the heart of Glendive. It's a great source of recreation, agate hunting, and paddlefishing.


Local Attractions

The Bell Street Bridge
Makoshika Dinosaur Museum
Dawson County Arts Unlimited, Inc. (Art Gallery)
Paddlefishing
Makoshika State Park

Schools

Jefferson Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School
Washington Middle School
Dawson County High School
Dawson Community College

Additional Links

The Montana Dinosaur Trails
The Glendive Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture
Places to stay in Glendive
ShopGlendive.com
Travel Montana

Real Estate Links

Realty One
Montana East Realty

Economy/Statistics

Relocation Information
Dawson County Economic Development