Montana: Community Health Center Opens in Hardin to "Fill a Gap" in Healthcare Services
October 31, 2012
A new community health center that received a $604,000 federal grant has opened in Hardin, Mont. The new Bighorn Valley Health Center hopes to provide 4,800 yearly visits. As a private, nonprofit health care corporation, it will "fill the gap in health care services," states Dr. David Mark, interim CEO of the center. However, leaders of the long-established Hardin Clinic, owned by St. Vincent Healthcare, argue that there is no gap and that existing clinics in the county are enough to serve the population. Hardin Clinic serves approximately 19,000 patients yearly.
10.30.2012; Cindy Uken
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