Gritman Medical Center was originally established not for economic opportunity but to address a need for health services in our community. At the heart of Gritman Medical Center is our commitment to serving your health care needs. As a not-for-profit organization, we take seriously our social responsibility to provide access to services regardless of one’s ability to pay.
Unlike many critical access hospitals, Gritman has a financial assistance policy and assists patients and their families who qualify for this benefit.
In 2012, we provided $1.7 million in charity care to residents of our region.
Our commitment to our community includes giving back in other ways, too. We offer free mammograms through the Bosom Buddies program to local women who are unable to cover the screening on their own. We provide services to help cancer patients improve their quality of life through the Light a Candle program. We offer free and low-cost therapy, fitness classes, wellness screenings, blood pressure clinics and smoking cessation classes, as well as support groups for caregivers. We sponsor a health care library on our website. If you are interested in helping to support a program, visit our online giving center.
By providing useful information and educating residents on ways to stay healthy through prevention programs, we are helping to create a healthy community.
Many community-minded organizations are based in Latah County and the Palouse. Each year Gritman Medical Center helps support many of these groups. As a general rule, we look for organizations and programs that are consistent with our mission of health and wellness. For consideration, just fill out the Community Donation Request Form.
Our employees are active volunteers in the community, as well. Some of the organizations we assist through volunteer, in-kind and financial contributions include:
Learn more details about our Community Benefit on our Form 990, filed annually with the Internal Revenue Service.