Pondera Medical Center

Address
PO Box 668
Conrad, MT 59425
Contact
Website: http://www.ponderamedical.org
Phone: +1 (406) 271-3211
Nonprofit
NTEE: E22 - Hospital, General
EIN: 81-0232406

Mission

As an essential member of our regional community, PMC strives to be a progressive healthcare business devoted to providing access to quality healthcare and exceeding the expectations of those we serve through all life's stages.
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1975
Subsection code03
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel   $161,203.00$265,106.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$1,003,708.00$749,506.00$700,157.00$928,950.00$1,107,403.00
Number of employees271260282291291
Number of people compensated >$100k54586
Number of volunteers13016216015025
Number of highly compensated contractors13224 
Personnel
Alduenda, Patrick
Title   PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT 
Name of key/compensated person   PATRICK ALDUENDA 
Position of compensated person
Highest compensated employees (>$100k)   True 
Average hours per week working for org   40.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $138,870.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Arends, David
TitlePAPA-C   
Name of key/compensated personDavid ArendsDavid Arends   
Position of compensated person
Highest compensated employees (>$100k)TrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.00   
Reportable compensation from org$113,118.00$102,021.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$21,894.00$15,912.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Bakken, Cheryl
Title   TRUSTEE (PARTIAL YEAR)Trustee
Name of key/compensated person   CHERYL BAKKENCheryl Bakken
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org   1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Barran, Peter
Title    Physician
Name of key/compensated person    Peter Barran
Position of compensated person
Highest compensated employees (>$100k)    True
Average hours per week working for org    40.00
Reportable compensation from org    $210,276.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $10,164.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Christiaens, Joe
Title    Trustee
Name of key/compensated person    Joe Christiaens
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Cooper, Betty
Title    Trustee - partial year
Name of key/compensated person    Betty Cooper
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Davis, Clifford
Title    Physician Assistant
Name of key/compensated person    Clifford Davis
Position of compensated person
Highest compensated employees (>$100k)    True
Average hours per week working for org    40.00
Reportable compensation from org    $136,432.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $10,302.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Donovan, Darby
TitleTrusteeTrustee (Dec)   
Name of key/compensated personDarby DonovanDarby Donovan   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Doran, Dave
Title    CFO until Sept. 2012
Name of key/compensated person    Dave Doran
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $73,112.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $6,198.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Erickson, Laura
TitleCNO CNO  
Name of key/compensated personLaura Erickson Laura Erickson  
Position of compensated person
Highest compensated employees (>$100k)True True  
Average hours per week working for org40.00 40.00  
Reportable compensation from org$109,568.00 $102,753.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$13,848.00 $12,120.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 $0.00  
Gaylord, Brent
TitleChairChairChairCHAIRChair
Name of key/compensated personBrent GaylordBrent GaylordBrent GaylordBRENT GAYLORDBrent Gaylord
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Gollehon, Jayne
Title   VICE CHAIRVice Chair
Name of key/compensated person   JAYNE GOLLEHONJayne Gollehon
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org   1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Gollehon, Jaynie
TitleTrusteeTrusteeTrustee  
Name of key/compensated personJaynie GollehonJaynie GollehonJaynie Gollehon  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Greer, Kelly
TitleSecretary (Jan-Jun)SecretarySecretaryTRUSTEE (PARTIAL YEAR) 
Name of key/compensated personKelly GreerKelly GreerKelly GreerKELLY GREER 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Grena, Patricia
Title  PAPHYSICIANPhysician
Name of key/compensated person  Patricia GrenaPATRICIA GRENAPatricia Grena
Position of compensated person
Highest compensated employees (>$100k)  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  40.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org  $144,670.00$164,258.00$151,847.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $9,336.00$14,545.00$24,362.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Hauer, Gene
TitleTrusteeTrusteeTrustee (partial year)  
Name of key/compensated personGene HauerGene HauerGene Hauer  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Hauk, Carla
Title   TRUSTEE (TERMINATED 2013) 
Name of key/compensated person   CARLA HAUK 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org   1.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Hawkinson, Ilene
Title  PA-ERPHYSICIAN ASSISTANTPhysician Assistant
Name of key/compensated person  Ilene HawkinsonILENE HAWKINSONIlene Hawkinson
Position of compensated person
Highest compensated employees (>$100k)  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  40.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org  $117,814.00$115,778.00$141,043.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $279.00$266.00$6,766.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Hewett, Michael
TitlePA-ERPA-ERPA-ERPHYSICIAN ASSISTANT 
Name of key/compensated personMichael HewettMichael HewettMichael HewettMICHAEL HEWETT 
Position of compensated person
Highest compensated employees (>$100k)TrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org54.0036.0036.0036.00 
Reportable compensation from org$151,010.00$148,338.00$129,519.00$129,345.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$1,243.00$1,540.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Hoppes, Janice
Title   TRUSTEE 
Name of key/compensated person   JANICE HOPPES 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org   1.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Hoppoes, Janice
TitleTreasurerTreasurerTreasurer  
Name of key/compensated personJanice HoppoesJanice HoppoesJanice Hoppoes  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Jones, Mark
Title    CEO
Name of key/compensated person    Mark Jones
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $102,426.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $12,177.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Kronebusch, Ted
Title Trustee (Jan-May)TrusteeTRUSTEETrustee
Name of key/compensated person Ted KronebuschTed KronebuschTED KRONEBUSCHTed Kronebusch
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Morehouse, Bergan
TitleTrustee (Oct-Dec)    
Name of key/compensated personBergan Morehouse    
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Morris, Gena
Title   TRUSTEE (PARTIAL YEAR) 
Name of key/compensated person   GENA MORRIS 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org   1.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Morris-Ries, Gena
TitleTrustee (Jan-Jun)/Secretary (Jul-Dec)TrusteeTrustee  
Name of key/compensated personGena Morris-RiesGena Morris-RiesGena Morris-Ries  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Nesbo, Shawn
Title Physician Family Medicine   
Name of key/compensated person Shawn Nesbo   
Position of compensated person
Highest compensated employees (>$100k) True   
Average hours per week working for org 20.00   
Reportable compensation from org $162,452.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Nightengale, Randy
TitleCFOCFOCFOCFO (PARTIAL YEAR) 
Name of key/compensated personRandy NightengaleRandy NightengaleRandy NightengaleRANDY NIGHTENGALE 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org5.0040.0040.0040.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
O'Leary, Bill
TitleCEOCEOCEO  
Name of key/compensated personBill O'LearyBill O'LearyBill O'Leary  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Ogburn, Wayne
Title   CEO 
Name of key/compensated person   WAYNE OGBURN 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org   40.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $64,135.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $6,348.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Ries, Bernard
TitleVice ChairVice ChairVice ChairTREASURERTreasurer
Name of key/compensated personBernard RiesBernard RiesBernard RiesBERNARD RIESBernard Ries
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Ries, Brenda
Title   INTERIM CFOInterim CFO
Name of key/compensated person   BRENDA RIESBrenda Ries
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org   40.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org   $85,230.00$65,637.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $5,490.00$5,556.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Sturm, Debbie
TitleTrusteeTrustee (Jun-Dec)   
Name of key/compensated personDebbie SturmDebbie Sturm   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Styren, Karla
Title  TrusteeSECRETARYSecretary
Name of key/compensated person  Karla StyrenKARLA STYRENKarla Styren
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Taylor, Jay
TitlePhysician Family MedicinePhysician Family MedicinePhysicianPHYSICIANPhysician
Name of key/compensated personJay TaylorJay TaylorJay TaylorJAY TAYLORJay Taylor
Position of compensated person
Highest compensated employees (>$100k)TrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org20.0020.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$444,298.00$336,695.00$205,401.00$231,334.00$226,630.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$31,320.00$24,954.00$20,615.00$19,024.00$33,953.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Walker, Norman
TitlePA-C ER    
Name of key/compensated personNorman Walker    
Position of compensated person
Highest compensated employees (>$100k)True    
Average hours per week working for org64.00    
Reportable compensation from org$185,714.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$8,575.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesProviding access to quality healthcare through all life's stagesProviding access to quality healthcare through all life's stagesProviding access to quality healthcare through all life's stagesPROVIDE ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTH CARE THROUGH ALL LIFE'S STAGESProvide access to quality health care through all life's stages
Program service expenses, total$12,001,502.00$11,581,948.00$10,810,280.00$10,865,709.00$11,353,187.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
Pondera Medical Center Clinic is a Family Practice Rural Health Clinic dedicated to providing and coordinating comprehensive services to the entire family. Our physicians are Board Certified Family Practitioners. Boarded Family Practice Physicians must complete an additional three years of specialized training above and beyond that of medical school. Family Practitioners are trained in all avenues of medicine, so they can provide a full range of care. PMCC Physician Assistants are licensed by the State of Montana and specialize in Family Medicine and Urgent Care. Our Providers promote healthy lifestyles and continually strengthen the relationship between the clinic and community, with excellent, timely, and compassionate patient care. The Clinic has 2 physicians and 1 physician assistant and provided 7,273 total clinic visits including 359 extended care visits and 142 swing bed visits. In addition, we also utilized locum physicians on an as needed basis that equated to an additional 1106 visits.
Program expenses$754,860.00$893,634.00$1,189,131.00$1,397,594.00$1,490,374.00
Program revenue$1,191,498.00$1,202,661.00$1,113,675.00$1,644,682.00$1,766,462.00
Program descriptionPondera Medical Center Clinic is a Family Practice Rural Health Clinic dedicated to providing and coordinating comprehensive services to the entire family. Our physicians are Board Certified Family Practitioners. Boarded Family Practice Physicians must complete an additional three years of specialized training above and beyond that of medical school. Family Practitioners are trained in all avenues of medicine, so they can provide a full range of care. PMCC Physician Assistants are licensed by the State of Montana and specialize in Family Medicine and Urgent Care. Our Providers promote healthy lifestyles and continually strengthen the relationship between the clinic and community, with excellent, timely, and compassionate patient care. The Clinic has 2 physicians and 1 physician assistant and provided 7,273 total clinic visits including 359 extended care visits and 142 swing bed visits. In addition, we also utilized locum physicians on an as needed basis that equated to an additional 1106 visits.Pondera Medical Center Clinic is a Family Practice Rural Health Clinic dedicated to providing and coordinating comprehensive services to the entire family. Our physicians are Board Certified Family Practitioners. Boarded Family Practice Physicians must complete an additional three years of specialized training above and beyond that of medical school. Family Practitioners are trained in all avenues of medicine, so they can provide a full range of care. PMCC Physician Assistants are licensed by the State of Montana and specialize in Family Medicine and Urgent Care. Our Providers promote healthy lifestyles and continually strengthen the relationship between the clinic and community, with excellent, timely, and compassionate patient care. The Clinic has 1 physician, 1 nurse practioner and 1 physician assistant and provided 8,487 total clinic visits including 351 extended care visits and 223 swing bed visits. In addition, ee also utilized staffing agencies that provided physicians on an as needed basis that equated to an additional 1305 visits.Pondera Medical Center Clinic is a Family Practice Rural Health Clinic dedicated to providing and coordinating comprehensive services to the entire family. Our physicians are Board Certified Family Practitioners. Boarded Family Practice Physicians must complete an additional three years of specialized training above and beyond that of medical school. Family Practitioners are trained in all avenues of medicine, so they can provide a full range of care. PMCC Physician Assistants are licensed by the State of Montana and specialize in Family Medicine and Urgent Care. Our Providers promote healthy lifestyles and continually strengthen the relationship between the clinic and community, with excellent, timely, and compassionate patient care. The Clinic has 2 physicians and 2 physician assistants and provided 9,347 total clinic visits, 466 extended care visits and 163 swing bed visits.PONDERA MEDICAL CENTER CLINIC IS A FAMILY PRACTICE RURAL HEALTH CLINIC DEDICATED TO PROVIDING AND COORDINATING COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY. OUR PHYSICIANS ARE BOARD CERTIFIED FAMILY PRACTITIONERS, WITH EXPERIENCE IN OBSTETRICS. BOARDED FAMILY PRACTICE PHYSICIANS MUST COMPLETE AN ADDITIONAL THREE YEARS OF SPECIALIZED TRAINING ABOVE AND BEYOND THAT OF MEDICAL SCHOOL. FAMILY PRACTITIONERS ARE TRAINED IN ALL AVENUES OF MEDICINE, SO THEY CAN PROVIDE A FULL RANGE OF CARE. PMCC PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS ARE LICENSED BY THE STATE OF MONTANA AND SPECIALIZE IN FAMILY MEDICINE AND URGENT CARE. OUR PROVIDERS PROMOTE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES AND CONTINUALLY STRENGTHEN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CLINIC AND COMMUNITY, WITH EXCELLENT, TIMELY, AND COMPASSIONATE PATIENT CARE. THE CLINIC HAS 2 PHYSICIANS AND 2 PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS AND PROVIDED 11,420 TOTAL CLINIC VISITS, 408 EXTENDED CARE VISITS AND 114 SWING BED VISITS.Pondera Medical Center Clinic is a Family Practice Rural Health Clinic dedicated to providing and coordinating comprehensive services to the entire family. Our physicians are Board Certified Family Practitioners, with experience in Obstetrics. Boarded Family Practice Physicians must complete an additional three years of specialized training above and beyond that of medical school. Family Practitioners are trained in all avenues of medicine, so they can provide a full range of care. PMCC Physician Assistants are licensed by the State of Montana and specialize in Family Medicine and Urgent Care. Our Providers promote healthy lifestyles and continually strengthen the relationship between the clinic and community, with excellent, timely, and compassionate patient care. The Clinic has 3 physicians and 2 physician assistants and provided 12,201 total clinic visits, 397 extended care visits and 123 swing bed visits.
Pondera Medical Center is a 25-bed critical access hospital. The Medical Center provided 214 inpatient days and 681 swing bed patient days along with a 24-hour emergency room that accounted for 1,567 visits for the year. Outpatient services such as lab, x-ray, physical and occupational therapy, wellness center, surgery, ambulance, cardiac rehab, DME, home health, speech therapy, sleep lab and respiratory therapy were provided to members of our rural community so they could receive the services they needed close to home. The services are essential for the survival of our community.The Medical Center maintains records to identify and monitor the level of charity care it provides. These records include the amount of charges foregone for services and supplies furnished under its charity care policy and equivalent service statistics. The amounts of charges foregone for services provided under the Medical Center's charity care policy was $38,240. Total direct and indirect costs related to these foregone charges were approximately $32,000 at December 31, 2016, based on average ratios of cost to gross charges.The Medical Center provides care to patients and residents who meet certain criteria under its charity care policy without charge or at amounts less than its established rates. Because the Medical Center does not pursue collection of amounts determined to qualify as charity care, they are not reported as patient and resident service revenue.
Program expenses$9,420,729.00$8,998,439.00$8,215,813.00$7,942,570.00$8,308,608.00
Program revenue$9,520,904.00$9,118,051.00$8,290,693.00$7,008,500.00$7,997,864.00
Program descriptionPondera Medical Center is a 25-bed critical access hospital. The Medical Center provided 214 inpatient days and 681 swing bed patient days along with a 24-hour emergency room that accounted for 1,567 visits for the year. Outpatient services such as lab, x-ray, physical and occupational therapy, wellness center, surgery, ambulance, cardiac rehab, DME, home health, speech therapy, sleep lab and respiratory therapy were provided to members of our rural community so they could receive the services they needed close to home. The services are essential for the survival of our community.The Medical Center maintains records to identify and monitor the level of charity care it provides. These records include the amount of charges foregone for services and supplies furnished under its charity care policy and equivalent service statistics. The amounts of charges foregone for services provided under the Medical Center's charity care policy was $38,240. Total direct and indirect costs related to these foregone charges were approximately $32,000 at December 31, 2016, based on average ratios of cost to gross charges.The Medical Center provides care to patients and residents who meet certain criteria under its charity care policy without charge or at amounts less than its established rates. Because the Medical Center does not pursue collection of amounts determined to qualify as charity care, they are not reported as patient and resident service revenue.Pondera Medical Center is a 25-bed critical access hospital. The Medical Center provided 257 inpatient days and 704 swing bed patient days along with a 24-hour emergency room that accounted for 1,581 visits for the year. Outpatient services such as lab, x-ray, physical and occupational therapy, wellness center, surgery, ambulance, cardiac rehab, DME, home health, speech therapy, sleep lab and respiratory therapy were provided to members of our rural community so they could receive the services they needed close to home. The services are essential for the survival of our community.The Medical Center maintains records to identify and monitor the level of charity care it provides. These records include the amount of charges foregone for services and supplies furnished under its charity care policy and equivalent service statistics. The amounts of charges foregone for services provided under the Medical Center's charity care policy was $82,664. Total direct and indirect costs related to these foregone charges were approximately $66,000 at December 31, 2015, based on average ratios of cost to gross charges.The Medical Center provides care to patients and residents who meet certain criteria under its charity care policy without charge or at amounts less than its established rates. Because the Medical Center does not pursue collection of amounts determined to qualify as charity care, they are not reported as patient and resident service revenue.Pondera Medical Center is a 25-bed critical access hospital. The Medical Center provided 223 inpatient days and 622 swing bed patient days along with a 24-hour emergency room that accounted for 1,690 visits for the year. Outpatient services such as lab, x-ray, physical and occupational therapy, wellness center, surgery, ambulance, cardiac rehab, DME, home health and respiratory therapy were provided to members of our rural community so they could receive the services they needed close to home. The services are essential for the survival of our community.The Medical Center maintains records to identify and monitor the level of charity care it provides. These records include the amount of charges foregone for services and supplies furnished under its charity care policy and equivalent service statistics. The amounts of charges foregone for services provided under the Medical Center's charity care policy was $94,612. Total direct and indirect costs related to these foregone charges were approximately $83,000 at December 31, 2014, based on average ratios of cost to gross charges.The Medical Center provides care to patients and residents who meet certain criteria under its charity care policy without charge or at amounts less than its established rates. Because the Medical Center does not pursue collection of amounts determined to qualify as charity care, they are not reported as patient and resident service revenue.PONDERA MEDICAL CENTER IS A 25-BED CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL. THE MEDICAL CENTER PROVIDED 277 PATIENT DAYS ALONG WITH A 24-HOUR EMERGENCY ROOM THAT ACCOUNTED FOR 1,891 VISITS FOR THE YEAR. OUTPATIENT SERVICES SUCH AS LAB, X-RAY, PHYSICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, WELLNESS CENTER, SURGERY, AMBULANCE, CARDIAC REHAB, DME, HOME HEALTH AND RESPIRATORY THERAPY WERE PROVIDED TO MEMBERS OF OUR RURAL COMMUNITY SO THEY COULD RECEIVE THE SERVICES THEY NEEDED CLOSE TO HOME. THE SERVICES ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THE SURVIVAL OF OUR COMMUNITY.THE MEDICAL CENTER MAINTAINS RECORDS TO IDENTIFY AND MONITOR THE LEVEL OF CHARITY CARE IT PROVIDES. THESE RECORDS INCLUDE THE AMOUNT OF CHARGES FOREGONE FOR SERVICES AND SUPPLIES FURNISHED UNDER ITS CHARITY CARE POLICY AND EQUIVALENT SERVICE STATISTICS. THE AMOUNTS OF CHARGES FOREGONE FOR SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER THE MEDICAL CENTER'S CHARITY CARE POLICY WAS $88,033. TOTAL DIRECT AND INDIRECT COSTS RELATED TO THESE FOREGONE CHARGES WERE APPROXIMATELY $81,000 AT DECEMBER 31, 2013, BASED ON AVERAGE RATIOS OF COST TO GROSS CHARGES.THE MEDICAL CENTER PROVIDES CARE TO PATIENTS AND RESIDENTS WHO MEET CERTAIN CRITERIA UNDER ITS CHARITY CARE POLICY WITHOUT CHARGE OR AT AMOUNTS LESS THAN ITS ESTABLISHED RATES. BECAUSE THE MEDICAL CENTER DOES NOT PURSUE COLLECTION OF AMOUNTS DETERMINED TO QUALIFY AS CHARITY CARE, THEY ARE NOT REPORTED AS PATIENT AND RESIDENT SERVICE REVENUE.Pondera Medical Center is a 25-bed critical access hospital. The Medical Center provided 408 patient days and 70 newborn days along with a 24-hour emergency room that accounted for 2,113 visits for the year. Outpatient services such as lab, x-ray, physical and occupational therapy, wellness center, surgery, ambulance, cardiac rehab, DME, home health and respiratory therapy were provided to members of our rural community so they could receive the services they needed close to home. The services are essential for the survival of our community.The Medical Center maintains records to identify and monitor the level of charity care it provides. These records include the amount of charges foregone for services and supplies furnished under its charity care policy and equivalent service statistics. The amounts of charges foregone for services provided under the Medical Center's charity care policy was $85,632. Total direct and indirect costs related to these foregone charges were approximately $76,000 at December 31, 2012, based on average ratios of cost to gross charges.The Medical Center provides care to patients and residents who meet certain criteria under its charity care policy without charge or at amounts less than its established rates. Because the Medical Center does not pursue collection of amounts determined to qualify as charity care, they are not reported as patient and resident service revenue.
Pondera Medical Center's Extended Care Facility is a 59-bed nursing home offering 24-hour care and nursing services provided by licensed, certified and compassionate staff members. The facility had 20,121 total patient days. Specialized services are also available including those offered by a physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, registered dietitian, and medical social worker. We have a remarkable life enrichment program that offers activities 7 days a week to include exercise, socials, games, theme parties, pets, gardening, cooking, live music, crafts and outings.We have a 14-bed Special Care Unit designated for residents with pervasive memory loss and confusion, providing an extra touch of attention and supervision.
Program expenses$1,825,913.00$1,689,875.00$1,405,336.00$1,525,545.00$1,554,205.00
Program revenue$3,339,752.00$3,363,466.00$2,969,800.00$3,357,227.00$3,439,340.00
Program descriptionPondera Medical Center's Extended Care Facility is a 59-bed nursing home offering 24-hour care and nursing services provided by licensed, certified and compassionate staff members. The facility had 20,121 total patient days. Specialized services are also available including those offered by a physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, registered dietitian, and medical social worker. We have a remarkable life enrichment program that offers activities 7 days a week to include exercise, socials, games, theme parties, pets, gardening, cooking, live music, crafts and outings.We have a 14-bed Special Care Unit designated for residents with pervasive memory loss and confusion, providing an extra touch of attention and supervision.Pondera Medical Center's Extended Care Facility is a 59-bed nursing home offering 24-hour care and nursing services provided by licensed, certified and compassionate staff members. The facility had 19,251 total patient days. Specialized services are also available including those offered by a physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, registered dietitian, and medical social worker. We have a remarkable life enrichment program that offers activities 7 days a week to include exercise, socials, games, theme parties, pets, gardening, cooking, live music, crafts and outings.We have a 14-bed Special Care Unit designated for residents with pervasive memory loss and confusion, providing an extra touch of attention and supervision.Pondera Medical Center's Extended Care Facility is a 59-bed nursing home offering 24-hour care and nursing services provided by licensed, certified and compassionate staff members. The facility had 18,275 total patient days. Specialized services are also available including those offered by a physical therapist, occupational therapist, registered dietitian, and medical social worker. We have a remarkable life enrichment program that offers activities 7 days a week to include exercise, socials, games, theme parties, pets, gardening, cooking, live music, crafts and outings.We have a 14-bed Special Care Unit designated for residents with pervasive memory loss and confusion, providing an extra touch of attention and supervision.PONDERA MEDICAL CENTER'S EXTENDED CARE FACILITY IS A 59-BED NURSING HOME OFFERING 24-HOUR CARE AND NURSING SERVICES PROVIDED BY LICENSED, CERTIFIED AND COMPASSIONATE STAFF MEMBERS. THE FACILITY HAD 18,945 TOTAL PATIENT DAYS. STAFF-TO-RESIDENT RATIO IS 1 TO 4. SPECIALIZED SERVICES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE INCLUDING THOSE OFFERED BY A PHYSICAL THERAPIST, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, REGISTERED DIETITIAN, AND MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER. WE HAVE A REMARKABLE ACTIVITY PROGRAM. ACTIVITIES ARE OFFERED 7 DAYS A WEEK AND INCLUDE EXERCISE, SOCIALS, GAMES, THEME PARTIES, PETS, GARDENING, COOKING, LIVE MUSIC, CRAFTS AND OUTINGS.WE HAVE A 14-BED SPECIAL CARE UNIT DESIGNATED FOR RESIDENTS WITH PERVASIVE MEMORY LOSS AND CONFUSION, PROVIDING AN EXTRA TOUCH OF ATTENTION AND SUPERVISION.Pondera Medical Center's Extended Care Facility is a 59-bed nursing home offering 24-hour care and nursing services provided by licensed, certified and compassionate staff members. The facility had 19,351 total patient days. Staff-to-resident ratio is 1 to 4. Specialized services are also available including those offered by a physical therapist, occupational therapist, registered dietitian, and medical social worker. We have a remarkable activity program directed by a Certified Eden Alternative Associate Manager and a Certified Activity Manager. Activities are offered 7 days a week and include exercise, socials, games, theme parties, pets, gardening, cooking, live music, crafts and outings. We have a 14-bed Special Care Unit designated for residents with pervasive memory loss and confusion, providing an extra touch of attention and supervision.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$14,387,465.00$14,279,966.00$12,883,051.00$12,510,910.00$14,168,683.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$343,048.00$587,373.00$465,914.00$460,050.00$928,120.00
Revenue from noncash contributions$4,495.00$153,040.00   
Investment income, current yr-$7,737.00$8,415.00$27,680.00$37,442.00$28,089.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$343,048.00$587,373.00$465,914.00$460,050.00$928,120.00
Total unrelated business revenue    $0.00
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00$15,289.00$3,009.00$8,808.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total)$14,052,154.00$13,684,178.00$12,374,168.00$12,010,409.00$13,203,666.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from fundraising events    $9,895.00
Revenue from gov't grants$220,748.00$245,423.00$295,134.00$277,373.00$834,919.00
Revenue from all other contributions$122,300.00$341,950.00$170,780.00$182,677.00$83,306.00
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)    $6,400.00
Investment income$32,863.00$21,782.00$27,680.00$36,942.00$28,089.00
Net rental income  $15,289.00$3,009.00$2,408.00
Net income from fundraising events    $0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$14,399,802.00$13,446,411.00$12,681,731.00$12,750,175.00$13,374,653.00
Total functional expenses: program service $12,001,502.00$11,581,948.00$10,810,280.00$10,865,709.00$11,353,187.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$2,398,300.00$1,864,463.00$1,871,451.00$1,884,466.00$2,021,466.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)$12,014.00$4,003.00$8,783.00$9,456.00$77,166.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
General management fees (total)$184,296.00$167,072.00$158,138.00$199,774.00$216,141.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$6,841,554.00$6,670,423.00$6,015,723.00$6,126,065.00$6,666,200.00
Total assets, beginning of year$6,670,423.00$6,015,723.00$6,126,065.00$6,666,200.00$6,596,738.00
Total liabilities$2,270,507.00$2,088,889.00$2,246,285.00$2,553,657.00$2,873,767.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$2,088,889.00$2,246,285.00$2,553,657.00$2,873,767.00$3,159,488.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$2,544,290.00$2,301,423.00$1,468,710.00$1,135,080.00$1,224,869.00
Permanently restricted net assets, end of yr$2,026,757.00$2,280,111.00$2,300,728.00$2,437,328.00$2,567,564.00
Net assets$4,571,047.00$4,581,534.00$3,769,438.00$3,572,408.00$3,792,433.00
Net assets, beginning of year$4,581,534.00$3,769,438.00$3,572,408.00$3,792,433.00$3,437,250.00
Other liabilities$95,828.00$109,331.00$125,415.00$123,920.00$101,145.00
Intangible assets    $6,836.00
Other assets$813,272.00$479,687.00$544,771.00$909,915.00$747,746.00
Investments: other securities $441,081.00$462,540.00$466,830.00$447,590.00
Inventories for sale or use$146,179.00$154,717.00$137,881.00$124,054.00$135,653.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$12,337.00$833,555.00$201,320.00-$239,265.00$794,030.00
Advertising (total)$23,213.00$22,124.00$24,854.00$23,456.00$38,778.00
Savings & temp cash investment$2,217,719.00$1,694,149.00$1,352,771.00$774,934.00$967,673.00
Accounts receivable, net$1,329,140.00$1,391,321.00$1,100,778.00$1,195,616.00$1,165,565.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$64,299.00$88,770.00$45,339.00$49,305.00$67,765.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$1,361,737.00$1,271,731.00$1,473,835.00$1,713,352.00$1,601,933.00
Unsecured notes & loans to unrelated parties    $89,367.00
Secured mortgages and notes payable$812,942.00$707,827.00$647,035.00$716,385.00$1,081,322.00
Total net assets or fund balances$4,571,047.00$4,581,534.00$3,769,438.00$3,572,408.00$3,792,433.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$576,876.00$571,189.00$573,570.00$654,689.00$643,016.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members99987
Number of independent voting members99987
Financial sheets were auditedTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-012012-01-01
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-012012-12-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Attached copy of audited financialsTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Operate hospital facilitiesTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Hospital data
Facility count11111
Hospital facilities
PONDERA MEDICAL CENTER
Facility name   PONDERA MEDICAL CENTER 
Facility line number   1 
Facility's website   WWW.PONDERAMEDICAL.COM 
Address    805 SUNSET BLVD 
State   MT 
Zip code   59425 
State license number   13510 
Type(s) of facility
Licensed facility   True 
General medical and surgical   True 
Critical access hospital   True 
ER - 24 hours   True 
Other facility type   PROVIDER BASED RURAL HEALTH CLINIC 
Pondera Medical Center
Facility namePondera Medical CenterPondera Medical CenterPondera Medical Center Pondera Medical Center
Facility line number111 1
Facility's websitewww.ponderamedical.comwww.ponderamedical.comwww.ponderamedical.com www.ponderamedical.com
Address 805 Sunset Blvd805 Sunset Blvd805 Sunset Blvd 805 Sunset Blvd
StateMTMTMT MT
Zip code594255942559425 59425
State license number135101351013510  
Type(s) of facility
Licensed facilityTrueTrueTrue True
General medical and surgicalTrueTrueTrue True
Critical access hospitalTrueTrueTrue True
ER - 24 hoursTrueTrueTrue True
Other facility typeProvider Based Rural Health ClinicProvider Based Rural Health ClinicProvider Based Rural Health Clinic Provider based rural health clinic
Community benefits and community building
Has financial assistance policyTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Provide discounts to medically indigentTrue    
Financial assistance at cost, net community benefit $32,000.00$66,000.00$83,000.00$81,000.00$76,000.00
Financial assistance at cost, percent of total $0.00$0.01$0.01$0.01$0.01
Community health improvement, net community benefit expense$9,204.00   $90,325.00
Community health improvement, percent of total expense$0.00   $0.01
Total benefits, net community benefit expense$2,303,576.00$1,819,208.00$1,923,572.00$1,567,146.00$1,785,415.00
Total community benefits as percent of total expense$0.16$0.14$0.16$0.13$0.14
Bad debt expense$212,087.00$380,036.00$389,750.00$340,013.00$379,508.00
Bad debt due to charity$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Revenue from Medicare$2,899,430.00$2,662,330.00$2,521,996.00$2,426,310.00$2,359,431.00
Medicare allowable costs$2,917,394.00$2,677,589.00$2,538,159.00$2,438,538.00$2,330,852.00
Medicare surplus or shortfall-$17,964.00-$15,259.00-$16,163.00-$12,228.00$28,579.00
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Reason for form submission
Address change True   
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.02012v2.1
Filing identifier201703139349303505201603139349300975201503209349310845201423189349307267201333199349303203
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