St. Vincent Healthcare recently donated the Worden Clinic to RiverStone Health, which has managed the rural clinic since 2007.
Worden’s Main Street Clinic was built in 1962. St. Vincent Healthcare took over operations in 1987.
“Michael Skehan, Interim President of St. Vincent Healthcare, demonstrated excellent leadership and facilitated this transfer,” said John Felton, President and CEO of RiverStone Health. “This transfer of ownership ensures that we are able to continue to provide accessible health care to the families of Worden and the surrounding farming and herding communities.”
“We are driven by our mission to improve the health of the communities we serve and this was a perfect opportunity for us to support one of our community health partners in doing this work. Focused on improving the lives, health and safety of the people within our communities, RiverStone Health provides important health services to communities such as Worden and we are honored to help support this work through to this donation, ”Skehan said.
The appraised value of the property is $ 250,000. RiverStone Health is making $ 500,000 in improvements to the property, including a parking lot upgrade and interior renovations. These projects are funded by a federal grant.
RiverStone Health Worden Clinic is a federally accredited health center, ensuring that people living in rural or underserved areas have access to high quality primary care. No one is diverted from needed care due to inability to pay. A sliding scale based on income is available for patients who do not have medical coverage. The clinic accepts Medicare, Medicaid, Healthy Montana Kids and private insurance.