Clark Fork Valley Hospital places a high importance on maintaining and growing our relationships with other community organizations, groups and residents. We take pride in being an integral part of the communities we serve.
Links to the left are valuable resources you can access at any time. We encourage you to visit us regularly to keep up on hospital and community events, access the Plains Eye Cam and weather and also to visit direct links to local businesses, partners of ours, and more.
If you have event information or a community spotlight theme you would like to submit, please email them using the Contact Us page of this website.
Clark Fork Valley Hospital is committed to supporting and improving healthcare services in Sanders County. As part of this commitment, our Governing Board provides an annual scholarship for Sanders County residents who are seeking a career in healthcare.
The potential two year scholarship will be available to residents seeking a career in an allied health field. Each scholarship will award up to $2,500 per year for tuition and fees and is renewable the year after the scholarship is initially awarded. In addition, the student must continuously maintain good academic standing and maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Upon completion of their academic program, the student will be expected to apply to work at Clark Fork Valley Hospital and, if hired, work for a minimum of two years at the prevailing wage. If the student desires to work elsewhere or chooses to leave employment before the end of the two year period they must pay the hospital back their scholarship to release them from this obligation. This arrangement will be similar in structure to any other repayment agreement that the hospital enters into with an employee. The hospital has no obligation to hire the individual and the extension of the scholarship is not to be considered an offer to work.
Click Here to Download CFVH Scholarship Application
As a tax-exempt not-for-profit healthcare provider, it is a very important part of Clark Fork Valley Hospital’s mission to maximize and measure the benefits we provide to the communities we serve in Sanders County.
Some of the benefits we provide are more obvious and financial in nature, such as Charity assistance and sliding scale discounts to low income patients. Other community benefits are not as well known, but are nonetheless diverse. They are categorized as follows:
Community Health Services
Health education programs, community health screenings and health fairs
Community-based Clinic Services
Flu shot clinics and sports physicals
Health Professions Education & Workforce Development
Clinical training experience for student nurses and medical technologists
Subsidized Health Services
Those provided in the Emergency Room and our satellite clinics
Financial support for various local groups and activities
Community Building Activities
Community collaboration for Disaster and Emergency Planning as well as participation in various community activities such as Relay for Life and local events
Participation in the Sanders County Transportation Task Force
Community Benefit Operations
Health e-Search health information library and e-newsletters and Video Conferencing
During 2010, CFVH Leadership staff tracked nearly 270 hours in time during work hours donated to various community activities. In addition, those same individuals identified nearly 1,700 hours of their own personal time supporting various community endeavors.