Joyce Dombrouski, MHA, RN, CPH
|James McKay, MD
Chief Physician Executive
Chief Mission Integration Officer
Senior Operations Leadership Team
Chief Nursing Officer
St. Patrick Hospital
Chief Operating Officer
St. Joseph Medical Center
Chief Operating Officer
Providence Medical Group - Montana
Executive Director Service Lines,
International Heart Institute,
Montana Service Area
Montana Service Area Community Mission Board
St. Patrick Hospital is committed to exemplary care for our patients. We are a Joint Commission Accredited facility that strives to implement patient safety and quality care at all times by adhering to national standards and policies. Process improvement is a daily part of our activities, techniques such as LEAN are utilized in our goal to provide the highest quality care to our patients. National bench-marked and tracked data shows our level of performance in the following links:
All members of the general public and any individual who has a concern regarding patient safety or quality of care concern are encouraged to contact the Patient Safety Officer at 406-329-5865.
If you feel your concerns have not been addressed or resolved by the hospital, you may contact the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations directly.
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
In today's complex world of health care, patients, families and caregivers often face difficult decisions. Sometimes, there is an honest but inevitable conflict in values and opinions about how best to care for a patient.
St. Patrick Hospital has an Ethics Committee that can help address the ethical and moral dilemmas that arise. The Committee does not mandate a particular decision or course of action. Rather, it serves as a resource for understanding the ethical and moral frameworks that can assist patients and caregivers in making the most appropriate decisions.
The Ethics Committee is a permanent committee of the Medical Staff. Its membership includes physicians, nurses and other hospital representatives, as well as ethicists and community members.
The Committee can provide education about bioethics, serve as a resource to resolve ethical issues, and develop policies that help the medical and hospital staff meet their mission to provide excellent patient care. A request for consultation by the Ethics Committee can be initiated by a patient, a family member, or anyone on the hospital staff. Consultation request forms can be found at every nursing station, or any person may contact one of the following individuals: