Health—General & Rehabilitative

Foundation for Community Care of Richland County, Inc.

Our Community, Our Health, Our Future

Mission

Helping to ensure the continuance and quality of local healthcare services in Richland County, MT and rural North Eastern Montana.

Ruling Year

1984

Senior Executive

Mrs. Gina M. Heckey CFRE

Main Address

221 2nd St. NW

Sidney, MT 59270 USA

Keywords

healthcare, local, community, medical

EIN

81-0417465

 Number

7195574764

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Rural healthcare not only struggles to attract quality services and professionals, the Foundation recognizes the impact of retaining those services once they are here. We consistently look forward to identify ways to impact local care, and identify issues before they have a wide reaching community impact.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Medical Emergency Fund

Cancer Coaltion

Scholarships

Healthcare Grant Program

Pharmacy Set-Up Assistance

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of new donors

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Healthcare Grant Program

Context notes

The Foundation recognizes that the future of healthcare rests in our ability to grow our donor base.

Number of donors retained

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Healthcare Grant Program

Context notes

The Foundation looks to ensure service and quality metrics through the amount of donors that are retained over a 5+ year giving cycle.

Average number of dollars per person served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Healthcare Grant Program

Context notes

The Foundation looks to ensure quality in administrative efforts through a steady increase in average gift size per donor.

Amount of funds raised

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Healthcare Grant Program

Context notes

Growth in annual giving is measured to make sure donations outpace expenses and inflation.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

The Foundation for Community Care recognizes the only way to control the destiny of the hospital and community healthcare organizations through the philanthropic environment in Richland County.

An endowment (savings account, think of a more layman's term for this) has been established to ensure long-term growth. Each year the board gives 5% of this investment in grants. It is a fair statement to say that there is not a single Richland County resident that hasn't been impacted in some way by the grants distributed through the foundation. Over $3 million has been granted to Sidney Health Center, as well as health organizations throughout Richland County. Each year the Foundation is able to distribute a higher total amount in grants due to the investment performance and growth in the endowment.

As a benefit of the unique relationship between Sidney Health Center, the Foundation for Community Care Senior Executive serves on the Administrative Board at the hospital. This partnership provides access to the needs and challenges in rural healthcare from an insider perspective.

Hospitals are the cornerstone of our communities. We connect with a hospital during our most intimate and extraordinary circumstances. Most of us are born in hospitals. Hospitals provide care after serious injuries and during episodes of severe sickness or disease. We often turn to hospitals to provide different levels of care as we age and need different types of support. Hospitals are predominately where our loved ones go to die. Sidney Health Center is embedded into the sacred fabric of our community. SHC offers all of these services; the hospital, the Lodge, Assisted Living and Extended Care.
The Foundation for Community Care measures its impact based on the ability to continue providing existing services, while recognizing and developing local management of healthcare in Richland County.

Current Sidney Health Center Clinic Remodel Project:
In most U.S. cities, access to physicians and hospitals is a quick drive, a cheap public transit fare, or a taxi ride away. However, people in rural settings are likely to live further away from health care providers, particularly specialist services. Additionally, the deficiency of dependable transportation can be a barrier. Transportation services that exist in urban areas are often lacking or non-existent in rural areas.
Besides the geographical barriers to accessing health care, there are fewer providers. As noted earlier, about 20% to 25% of the population is rural; however, only about 10% of physicians practice in these communities. Ask any rural hospital or skilled nursing CEO to list the top issues in the industry; most would likely tab finding qualified staff as a key concern. Per "Healthy People 2010: A Companion Document for Rural Areas," a project funded by the Office of Rural Health Policy, more than 33% of rural Americans live in “health professional shortage areas," and nearly 82% of rural counties are classified as “medically underserved areas."
Compounding these issues is the rate at which rural health care facilities are shutting down. The National Rural Health Association recently teamed with the University of North Carolina and iVantage, a health analytics firm, to conduct a study that identifies current and potential rural hospital closures. The ultimate goal is to identify potential closings before they occur. The research targeted approximately 2,000 rural hospitals across the country, and labeled 210 as "most vulnerable" with another 463 labeled as "at risk." Those dubbed “most vulnerable" could close any day, while “at risk" ratings are reserved for hospitals that may only last another few years without adjustment. Ultimately, closing these sites will not only have a negative impact on the access to care in the service area, but also eliminate a top employer in the community.

With that in mind, the Foundation for Community Care is focused on funding for the portion of the clinic remodel that will provide access to two new physicians at Sidney Health Center beginning in 2019. The project budget, listed on page 14-15 of the attached document, titled Phase 4A – 3 More Providers (10-11 Total). Total planning budget for this phase of the clinic remodel, adjusting for escalation & inflation, is $631,769. That amount will pay for full construction costs, as well as furnishings, professional fees, and miscellaneous contingency items. This portion of the project will ensure that 2 family practice physicians, Dr.'s Seth Larson & James Hickey, would have space to begin building their practice here in Sidney in Summer of 2019. The two physicians, both finishing their residency programs, have committed to Sidney Health Center, and the added space would allow greater and more consistent access to quality health care professionals.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member

Association of Healthcare Philanthropy

Financials

Foundation for Community Care of Richland County, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members.

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff and Full-Time Staff.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff and Full-Time Staff.

Diversity Strategies

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