Charity is certainly greater than any rule. Moreover, all rules must lead to charity. – St. Vincent de Paul
Inspired by our faith, SCL Health addresses the most serious health-related needs of those who are poor and vulnerable. In 2015, SCL Health contributed more than $222.4 million in community benefit and touched more than 295,898 lives.* How? By working together with providers, employees, partners and members of the community to break down barriers and enhance access to care, greatly improving the overall health of the communities we serve.
*Lives touched summarizes the number of people reached through all Community Benefit activities – health services, education, research, screenings, etc.
Holy Rosary Healthcare’s Mission is to reveal and foster God’s healing love by improving the health of the people and the communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Improving the health of our community starts with assessing needs and responding with services and strategies to improve health in collaboration with other community partners.
The objective of the Community Benefit program at Holy Rosary Healthcare is to ensure a strategic approach to community benefit planning, implementation and evaluation through system-wide oversight and guidance in assessing community health needs to improve the health of the individuals and communities it serves and to enhance health access regardless of ability to pay.
Community health needs assessment
Holy Rosary Healthcare is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital based in Miles City, Montana. Holy Rosary Healthcare serves several eastern Montana counties, which cover over 20,000 square miles or approximately 13% of Montana.
Holy Rosary Healthcare conducted the 2018 CHNA in partnership with the Community Health Alliance including partners from Billings Clinic Miles City, Montana Health Network, oneHealth-Custer County Public Health, Miles Community College, and Montana State University Extension.
The CHNA study area encompasses Custer County which is a common patient base among the collaborating entities sponsoring the CHNA.
The 2018 CHNA incorporated: 1) primary qualitative and quantitative data (50 question local health survey) and 2) secondary quantitative data (existing public health data).
Read the 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment
Read the 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment
Community Health Improvement Plan
Holy Rosary Healthcare’s senior leadership team reviewed the results of the CHNA and through a facilitated consensus building process selected two priority areas based on criteria including community priority ranking, organizational capacity and strategic alignment, and community resources and capacity. From this process, two priorities were selected:
Cancer and Cancer Screenings
- Behavioral Health
Holy Rosary Healthcare's Health Improvement Plan was approved by Holy Rosary's Board on December 13, 2018. Read the Health Improvement Plan.
Community Benefit Report
Our most recent Report to the Community includes highlights of Holy Rosary Healthcare's community benefit work.
Community Benefit Contacts