Charity is certainly greater than any rule. Moreover, all rules must lead to charity. – St. Vincent de Paul

Community Benefit and Community Health Improvement

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 contributed over $4 million in 2013 to benefit the community

Our Mission

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.

Read detailed information about our priority community health improvements.

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 contracted with Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC) to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). PRC is a nationally-recognized healthcare consulting firm with extensive experience conducting Community Health Needs Assessments such as this in hundreds of communities across the United States.

Holy Rosary Healthcare’s senior leadership was charged with addressing the top needs discovered in the CHNA, which was then approved by the Community Benefit Committee (CBC) of the Holy Rosary Healthcare Board of Directors. It was determined the top community needs and priorities were:

  • Access to Healthcare Services
  • Mental Health
  • Tobacco Use

This Community Health Needs Assessment is a systematic approach to determining the health status, behaviors and needs of residents in the service area of Holy Rosary Healthcare. Readers are invited to familiarize themselves with the survey data.

Read the 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment

Holy Rosary Healthcare's Health Improvement Plan was approved by Holy Rosary's Board on August 28, 2015. Read the Health Improvement Plan.

As part of our efforts to address these health needs and priorities, community grant applications are received quarterly each year and financial awards are granted to non-profit organizations that fit with the community needs and mission of Holy Rosary Healthcare.

Community Benefit Contacts

Dorothy Zabrocki - 406-233-2732

What Is Community Benefit?

Community benefits are programs or activities that provide treatment or promote health and healing as a response to identified community needs in such a way as to improve residents’ access to health care services, enhance the health of the community, advance medical or health knowledge, or relieve/reduce the burden on government or other community efforts. Holy Rosary Healthcare’s community benefits include education, charity care, subsidized health services, community health improvement activities and more.

2013 Community Benefits

We’re proud to share our 2013 Community Benefit Report [PDF entitled: HRH_CommunityBenefitFlyer060614FINAL_web2]), which summarizes our activities in the community. Through our uncompensated care, health professional education, research and community programs and services, we provided more than $4 million in community benefit activities.


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