The letter we received from Larry and Linda Nitz reminded me that earlier this month I received a letter from one of our readers asking us to look into what is going on at NMH and what with planning for and going on our little vacation I dropped the ball on following up with this story.
The “tip” we received was that the hospital is dropping home health care claiming that they are losing money. The home health care was available to people that need medical assistance but who are still able to live in their own homes instead of moving to the nursing home. Is the hospital attempting to fill the empty beds at the Care Center with this cut? The person sending us this information claims that over 20 people at the hospital have been laid off and other people had to take a cut in pay to retain their jobs. On the other hand they seem to have funds to do a fairly extensive remodel of the Clinic (Northern Montana Medical Group West) No one we talked to that works at the hospital seems to be willing to say much on this subject.
Does anyone have any information that would give us insight as to what is going on?