Centered Around Value
As a nonprofit community hospital, North Valley Hospital is dedicated to serving our community through financial assistance programs for families in need and by contributing to initiatives and organizations to help improve the overall health and well-being of our local area. Last year, North Valley Hospital contributed
to the health of the community through charity care, other uncompensated health care, and community health care education, support and funding.
Charity Care: $1,012,000
Charity care is health care services provided to people who are deemed unable to pay for the cost of the services they receive. Hospitals determine a patient’s ability to pay by individual and family income, assets, employment status, family size and availability of alternative payment sources. Financial assistance is available for non-elective services and we offer care and assistance to all those in need, whether or not they have insurance.
Uncompensated Care: $2,796,000
Uncompensated care is the unpaid obligation for care provided to patients who have not demonstrated their inability to pay.
Community Health Education, Support and Funding: $530,000
North Valley Hospital provides significant value to the community through financial and in-kind contributions. This support and funding provides health care training and education events, emergency preparedness training and exercises, support groups, free health education classes, scholarships, and donations and sponsorships to assist local health and wellness organizations in achieving their missions.
Community Impact of NVH and Clinic Jobs
With 464 employees, the hospital and outreach clinics are one of the largest full-time employers in the Whitefish area. According to the Montana Department of Labor and Industry, every job at North Valley Hospital supports another 1.03 jobs in the county. Additionally, for every dollar in wages and benefits paid to hospital employees, we create another $0.45 in wages and benefits in other local jobs. Therefore, our employee base supports approximately 474 other jobs in the Flathead County.