1944年初, a few brave individuals dared to dream about the future of health care in Daniels County. 1944年4月, that dream became a reality and a fund drive initiated by the Scobey Lions Club put in motion a chain of events that would truly be a legacy for generations. Six years later, $100,000 in funds raised exclusively from local contributions was in the bank. 期待50美元的批准,000希尔-伯顿基金, 奠基仪式定于9月21日举行, 1950. Trustees of that first Daniels Memorial Hospital Association were A.R. 汉森，鲁迪·奈奎斯特，J.T. Sparling, Rasmus Nelson, Pete Fosland, Palmer Hanson, Mrs. C.J. 沼泽,H.H. 埃姆斯夫人. E.T. 彼得森, 查尔斯Chicoine, 塞尔曼牌纳尔逊, 乔治揭幕, Amedee证据, 威利Fladager, 和约翰·拉普克. In 1952, the Daniels Memorial Hospital Board finalized an agreement with Lutheran Hospitals and 首页s Society of Fargo, ND to provide centralized management services coordinated by a team of administrative consultants in hospital operation. Some benefits of the arrangement included wholesale purchasing of medical supplies, 财务会计服务, 获得护理管理顾问, 工厂工程和长期规划. 在四月的第一个星期, 1952 an open house celebration was held for the Grand Opening of the Daniels Memorial Hospital. Hospital Guild minutes included text from a newspaper article and read: “Daniels Memorial Hospital is an ultra modern building with 18 adult beds, 儿科病房, 托儿所, 产科, 外科手术, x光及化验科. It is so arranged and equipped to maintain efficiency with minimum staff of nurses and domestic help.“这次开放日有1000多人参加, and Guild minutes from the next meeting presented bills for coffee, sugar and candles used for the celebration totaling just $7.50.
很快, 新设施正在经历成长的烦恼, and an aging Daniels County population necessitated the addition of a nursing home/retirement home wing. 招标于周五晚上开始, 9月3日, 1965 and groundbreaking was kicked off by Milton Ofstedal on Tuesday, 9月7日, 1965. 资金驱动, 以米尔顿·奥夫斯特达尔为首, 筹得约165美元,000元社区捐款. 90% of those funds were raised in less than a month and a half. A brief setback was experienced during the fall of 1965 when a shipment of steel for the flooring was short a few pieces, 为了过冬，工作停止了. 然而, 1966年春天和星期天，工程重新开始, 11月20日下午2点, a dedication ceremony attended by an over-capacity crowd was held for the new retirement wing. The first two residents to move in to the 19 unit West wing following the dedication were Lena Brenden, 94岁的艾伦·哈曼, 89岁.
Fast forward to 1974 when the County Council for the Aged asked the State Department of Health to conduct a survey of needs. Results of the survey showed nursing and retirement home space as of the most pressing needs for the area, with over 500 Daniels County residents over the age of 62. The surrounding community rose to the challenge and approved a countywide $519,000 bond issue. A new dining and recreational area, therapy room, and kitchen were added as well as the East & 南居民翼-总共36个新床位! This new addition brought the total hospital and home capacity to fifty-five skilled beds. An article in ‘Light of Faith’ in May of 1977 stated “The new 36-bed nursing home addition in Scobey, 蒙大拿, 五月十五日, is a tribute to the wisdom and just plain perseverance of these citizens as well as the generosity of Daniels County residents.” And “County support for the project was evident from the beginning. Within 3 weeks, there were over 500 signatures on the bond petitions. Council Chairman Jack Reiner remarked at the time, “Response was tremendous. In getting over 500 signers, only six turndowns were reported. This is most unusual when one considers we are asking taxpayers for more money. It certainly emphasizes that citizens recognize the need for additional nursing home and retirement facilities for the area. Lutheran Hospitals and 首页s Society terminated its operation and management of Daniels Memorial Hospital and Nursing 首页 on March 31, 1979. 同年4月, the Daniels County community once again contributed over $170,000 to a hospital fund drive to establish an operating reserve.
三十年后, 澳门十大博彩集团平台首页 matured into a 24-bed Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Care Clinic with a 24 hour Emergency Room. It also hosted a 首页 Health agency along with a Community Health service and a Hospice program. There is an outpatient rehabilitation department, housed in the Wyvil & Vera Bjerke Wellness center, staffed by a Speech Therapist and several Physical Therapists. It boasts of having one of the few therapy pools in Eastern 蒙大拿.
2017年4月, DMHC converted its 24 bed hospital and 30 bed Nursing 首页 into a 25 bed Critical Access Hospital, 解除疗养院的身份. Residents saw no change in their care and continue under a swing bed capacity. This change allows DMHC to recapture all allowable Medicare and Medicaid costs that are currently not available under the Nursing 首页 status. DMHC has full time Laboratory and Radiology services, a Dietician and a Pharmacist. Visiting specialties include General Surgery and OB-GYN services.
Daniels Memorial began as, and still remains a facility built by our community, for our community.