Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center
Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center opened its doors in March of 1977, after efforts on behalf of the community to make the newer medical facility possible when the former facility, Lorenzen Memorial Hospital, was deemed unable to meet changing federal standards. The new hospital was named to honor Dr. M.S. Jacobson for his long dedication and support of healthcare in the area.
Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center is licensed with 21 acute care and swing beds and has a 25-bed skilled care facility. The hospital is a nonprofit health-care corporation directed by a board of directors chosen from the surrounding area that is elected by a vote of hospital shareholders. The hospital organization is further managed by a licensed healthcare administrator hired by the board of directors.
Throughout the years, Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center has continued to expand its programs and services. A medical clinic attached to the hospital opened in February 1986 with Dr. Scott Keeler and Dr. Helen Soule the first physicians to provide healthcare at this clinic, followed shortly thereafter by Dr. S.K. Patel and Dr. George Hsu. Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center became a critical access hospital in July of 2001. A fitness center was added for use by cardiac rehabilitation patients and the community in 2002. The Hebron Community Clinic was managed by Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center from 2004 to 2008. In 2006 Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center added a satellite health clinic in Glen Ullin, which continues to be managed by JMHCC.
The mission statement for the facility is to advance the health of patients and the communities we serve through a culture of leadership, continuous improvement, and accountability. With this in mind, Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center will continue to strive to be a positive factor in the lives of the communities it serves.