Through the quality and compassion of our healthcare providers and staff, the Ruby Valley Medical Center strives to be our community's first choice for healthcare services. Serving Virginia City, Alder, Sheridan, Laurin, Twin Bridges, Silver Star and Waterloo, our Medical Center offers 5 inpatient beds, radiology, laboratory, physical therapy, speech language pathology, swing bed, 24 hour emergency care and a highly qualified nursing staff. Our healthcare providers support patients through the Medical Center and our local clinics.
We encourage you to explore our website for detailed information about our staff and services, Twin Bridges and Sheridan clinics, Ruby Valley Emergency Medical Services, visiting healthcare specialists and the Ruby Valley Hospital Auxiliary. News on local healthcare events and advice on timely medical issues is updated regularly. We hope you will visit often for information on seasonal, regional, women's, children's and senior's health topics.
The Ruby Valley Medical Center is a Montana designated trauma receiving facility.
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More About the Ruby Valley Medical Center
The Ruby Valley Hospital Auxiliary and the Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation have done a fantastic job supporting the healthcare needs of our community with a variety of fundraising efforts. For many years, purchases from and donations to Ruby Valley Reruns have funded the purchase of much needed medical equipment. The Auxiliary's volunteers not only support the Medical Center but also the community through hours of organizing volumes of low cost, gently used clothing and household items.
Philanthropic donations made through the Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation enable the purchase life-saving equipment, help our Medical Center keep pace with rapid changes in medical technology, and expand essential and innovative programs. Every gift to the Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation, whatever the size, makes a valuable and immediate difference. If you would like to make a donation for a specific area of the new Medical Center, please review the Naming Opportunities information and contact the Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation at (406) 842-5700 for more details.
Community Health Development Survey
In early 2019, the Ruby Valley Medical Center participated in the Community Health Services Development Project administered by the Montana Office of Rural Health. The Community Health Services Development (CHSD) project is a community health needs assessment process that helps Montana Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) engage members of their rural community to identify and measure the community’s health needs, recognize potential gaps in healthcare services, and develop specific strategies to prioritize and address the health needs that are identified during the process. Community involvement in steering committee meetings, surveys and key informant interviews enhance engagement in the assessment process. Resources from Montana State University are employed to collect and analyze the results of the surveys and key informant interviews and prepare the assessment. The data and analysis is presented in the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).
Ruby Valley Medical Center has organized an Implementation Planning Committee to evaluate the CHNA and design programs to address the healthcare needs, where appropriate, with goals and metrics to determine each program's effectiveness. Execution of some of the programs will require involvement from community partners and may be constrained by resource and financial limitations. The leadership of Ruby Valley Medical Center is committed to substantial, measurable improvement in healthcare for the residents of the Ruby Valley. The Implementation Plan is available here.
Some of the needs outlined by the CHNA are already being addressed. Electronic health record management integration is nearly complete. MRI services are available every Tuesday at the Ruby Valley Medical Center and we are working to provide ultrasound services. The clinic has been designed to accommodate regular visits from healthcare specialists. We have contracted with specialists in general surgery, gynecology, podiatry and hearing aid specialists and we are in the process of contracting for additional specialist services from healthcare facilities in Southwest Montana. We have expanded our pediatric provider schedule to two days a week with Dayna Thergesen, CPNP and Dr. Kathy Meyer sees chiropractic patients twice a week in Twin Bridges.
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