PMC receives accreditation

The Pondera Medical Center’s, (PMC) durable home medical equipment division, has achieved the Award of Accreditation from the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation, based in Waterloo, Iowa.

This award is achieved only when home medical equipment companies demonstrate a high level of quality practices in their business operations and patient care techniques.

The hospital earned the three-year accreditation after completing a comprehensive application that focuses on patient care, financial stability, and a commitment to quality operational practices and procedures.

Mary Johns, RN and Home Health/DME Manager worked for months with her crew (Gloria Griggs, RN, Patrick Heinen, Val Elings, and Renne Salois, RT & Respiratory Therapy Manager) to dot all the I’s and cross the T’s.

Accreditation by the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation assures Medicare and other payers that the highest levels of quality are practiced within all areas of the company.

“We sought accreditation by the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation to demonstrate that our company is committed to providing excellent patient care and safety in a financially solvent environment,” Mark Jones, PMC/CEO tells the I-O. “This award also reinforces that our commitment to quality is ongoing.”

He went on to add, “The Pondera Medical Center is more than just a hospital - We are the Home Team - We live here, our kids go to school here - many of us grew-up here, we are family, we are highly skilled and dedicated medical and support staff, that provides exceptional care - right here in Pondera County.”

Their services include a dedicated emergency department, 20 acute care beds for hospital stays, obstetric services and rooms, surgery center, 59 bed extended care center, special care unit, rural health clinic, wellness center, cardiac rehab, home health agency, physical therapy and numerous other services to meet your daily and long-term health care needs.

As a community hospital, PMC thrives on community support.

“We recognize our responsibility to provide you with the best health care available and we are proud to report that our physicians, providers, and staff deliver on our promise every day,” Jones said.

“You can take comfort in knowing that when you or your loved one may need one of our many services, that we will be here to provide the highest quality of service that you would expect,” he added.

PMC is Medicare certified and fully licensed by the State of Montana.