Granite County Medical Center, Philipsburg, Montana

October 2013
Organization: 
Granite County Medical Center (GCMC)

Granite County Medical Center (GCMC) spearheaded the effort to establish a mobile dental clinic in Philipsburg, Montana, where the nearest dentist can be up to 70 miles away. GCMC helped with billing, scheduling, marketing, housekeeping, fundraising, information technology support, administrative support and maintenance.

Positive Outcomes:

  • Total service encounters reaching over 1,000 per year
  • 941 oral health screenings to school children in Granite County
  • Expansion from initial mobile van location to a hospital-based dental clinic and an additional school-linked clinic
  • Increased collaboration and mutual support across city, county and state boundaries

Top Accomplishments:

Upon receipt of the recognition, Daniel Boatman, CEO, said, "At Granite County Medical Center, we are committed to engaging and communicating with patients, partners and the communities we serve. Through such communications, the dental clinic was identified as a much-needed resource. It continues to grow as an essential health care service for the residents of Granite County.”

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,100,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.