Healthcare in Craig and Moffat County
The Memorial Hospital
The Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed Critical Access facility serving Moffat County since 1950. TMH is a not-for-profit organization that is county subsidized. TMH employs approximately 160 people and is the fourth largest employer in Moffat County.
Currently, TMH building a replacement hospital facility on a 15-acre parcel of land on the west side of Craig. The proposed facility will be built on land adjacent to the proposed Colorado Northwestern Community College and will share a common campus and infrastructure. CNCC agreed to deed the parcel to TMH in exchange for pre-construction infrastructure completion, which is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 2, 2007. TMH is in the process of asking taxpayers to support a 3 mill increase, which would provide enough supplemental funding for a new facility. If the tax initiative is successful, TMH expects to break ground on the new facility in the spring of 2008.
TMH provides exceptional healthcare in a rural setting. The Memorial Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art cardiac monitoring and resuscitation equipment. Laboratory and radiology departments, obstetrics, and surgical capabilities allow patients to complete routine procedures, same day surgery and also receive emergency services within a wide geographic area. Relationships with metropolitan hospitals allow for rapid transfer of patients requiring more specialized care.
A variety of medical and sports medicine clinics, dental and alternative healthcare offices are located in town. Rehabilitation therapy is available through local agencies, the college's health club, and a residential living center. The living center includes special programs for Alzheimer's patients. The fully accredited Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association provides public health services, home health care and hospice services to clients, families and the community, regardless of ability to pay.