310 Sansome Street
P.O. Box 729
Philipsburg, MT 59858
(406) 859-3271

Hospital District Mill Levy Election is June 5th

May 29, 2018

2018 GCHD Mill Levy Information

•Previous Mill Levies were approved in 2014 and 2016 to support GCHD operations
•Current 3 yr levy expires on June 30, 2019
•Current levy is for $380,000 or $40.72 per $100,000 taxable value of property.
•New levy requested is $400,000 x three years starting on July 1, 2019.
•This is 31.74 mills representing $42.85 per $100,000 taxable value of property.
•This is an increase of $2.13 per $100,000 taxable value
•Election will be held in connection with the county wide primary election on Tuesday June 5, 2018
•The funds requested represent about 10% of our overall annual budget.
•With the amount of bad debt all Rural Montana communities experience and reimbursements declining we rely on the support of our County to help meet our operation shortfalls. We operate on the financial edge with no margin to make up for any loss of reimbursement.

•GCHD has implemented Athena, Granite County’s first EHR
•We have improved the efficiency of our billing process
•GCHD has a strong cohesive Board who work actively to promote positive relationships throughout our county and ensure the delivery of healthcare services for all members of Granite County.
•We continue to provide outpatient clinic services in Drummond with a consistent provider.
•For the past almost two years, we have worked on securing private funding to bring CT scanning services into Granite County. We secured a donation from the Helmsley Charitable Trust, a private family foundation, to finance the full cost of the machine.
•Since GCHD does not have the capital to contribute to this project, additional fund raising efforts have been directed toward supporting the construction of the CT suite to house the machine. We are grateful for the support of our local contributors and plan to be up and running by Fall.