State of Montana Will Seek New Management for EMVH

Glendive Medical Center (GMC) is announcing that it will not renew management services of the Eastern Montana Veterans Home (EMVH). GMC’s management of services at EMVH will end on June 30, 2022. 

The state, which owns the facility and has contracted with GMC to manage it for the past twenty years, will begin an open search for a new managing organization for EMVH in the coming weeks. EMVH will continue to stay open and provide care for residents through the transition of management and thereafter.

Ongoing staffing shortages, which are faced by health care facilities across the country, combined with operational requirements and the need to focus on GMC’s role as a critical access hospital for the region, have made continued management of the facility unsustainable for the hospital.

“As you can imagine, this was a very difficult decision to make,” said Parker Powell, Glendive Medical Center CEO. “We have been honored and privileged to work with the State of Montana to help care for our Veterans. When a new managing organization is in place, we look forward to working with them and exploring opportunities to continue to support this facility and its important work.”

EMVH an 80-bed intermediate/skilled-care facility including a 16-bed Special Care Unit. The facility, based in Glendive, has certification from the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services and the Veterans' Administration. The facility opened its doors for admission in July 1995. EMVH was built by the State of Montana with the assistance of the Federal Veterans' Administration and is managed by Glendive Medical Center.