SCRHCD Exploring Critical Access Hospital Designation
How did this project start?
On August 6, 2014, SCRHCD leadership retained a consultant, Phil Schmid, from Independent Consultants, to perform a revenue cycle audit for the District. This meeting produced a number of positive ways for the District to improve internal processes. Among those suggestions, Mr. Schmid strongly recommended that the District explore the possibility of moving from free-standing physician clinics with emergency departments to a Critical Access Hospital with Rural Healthcare Clinics. With help and input from the SCRHCD board of trustees, medical staff, Sublette County Commissioners and various professionals experienced in rural, critical access hospitals, the District has decided to actively explore and research this possibility.
What does this mean for healthcare in Sublette County?
We realize that this project has raised many questions for everyone and we want to be as informed and educated as possible about every aspect before any action is taken. We also want to keep our patients and communities fully abreast of what is happening with this project.
We have put together a list of Questions and Answers about the Critical Access Hospital Designation Process. Please reference this page for the latest information regarding this project.
NEW Secure Patient Portal!
Access to your patient records will now be available to you 24/7 through our online secure patient portal. In the near future you will be able to view your records, pay your bill, complete forms, communicate with your provider, change your insurance and More!
We had a fantastic visit from the folks from the University of Utah on August 28th! We want to thank all of the community members who joined us and asked questions about this new agreement!
We are very excited and looking forward to the improved service we can now offer due to this affiliation!
Did you miss the open house?
Sept 9 EMT Basic Class
Sublette County EMS will be conducting an EMT-B course!
Sept 15 Medical Mojo
Learn more about the Home Health & Hospice Program!
Joy Bauer, RN from St. John's will sharing information and answering your questions.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oct 1 Community Health Education Summit
Come see us at the Health Summit! Our staff will be present to speak about:
The NEW Patient Portal
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
District News & Announcements
Sand Draw Ambulance Facility to be de-staffed as of September 2, 2014
At the regular board meeting held on June 18, 2014 it was officially decided to de-staff the Sand Draw Ambulance facility effective September 2, 2014. The Sublette County Rural Health Care District would like to publicly thank the staff, industry, county representatives and community members who participated in this process. We are confident this change will bring about enhanced care and services to the whole of Sublette County while allowing us to maintain fiscal responsibility.
Please read the Open Letter of Intent to Industry and the Community for more information regarding this change.
New Patient Advocate is Here to Help You
A new and exciting position has been added to our group to offer you more help and resources in managing your medical bills. Amber Grimes, who has worked at the Pinedale Clinic for several years, has taken on this new role to further assist our patients and their families.
Amber is knowledgeable about the resources available within the county, state and federal government that may be valuable to your situation. She is happy to answer your questions, help you fill out forms - whether it be our financial aid application or an application to acquire Medicaid - and point you in the right direction to getting the help and support you need.
Amber is available at the Pinedale Medical Clinic Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Feel free to stop in, call or email her!