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© 2019 by Rocky Boy Health Center.

Administrative Staff:

CEO - Jessica Alcorn-Windy Boy

Admin Assistant - Loranda Lafromboise

Medical Secretary - Marty Stiffarm - Rosette

Division Chiefs:

CFO - Jewel Whitford

CIO - Misty Denny

WSHC Director - Lenore Myers

Health & Wellness Management Director - Jackie Myers

Wellness Director - India Blatt-Demontiney

Clinical Director - Tessie Lamere

Facilities Director - Frank Henry

Important Phone Numbers:

Main Line: 406.395.4486

CHR: 406.395.4064

Finance: 406.395.5008

EMS: 406.395.4374

WSHC: 406.395.4818

Wellness Center: 406.395.5331

WIC: 406.395.4902

Fax Lines: 

CHS: 406.395.5153

Dental: 406.395.5159

 

About Rocky Boy Health Center

 

Mission Statement:  The Rocky Boy Health Center is committed to provide, maintain, and improve the highest quality of health care care delivery systems in the spirit of Self-Governance and Self-Determination.  The Rocky Boy Health Center recognizes and respects the holistic and unique structure of the Chippewa Cree and will remain dedicated to their health needs.

History

The Rocky Boy Health Board was formed by the Chippewa Cree Business Committee in January, 1974.  

The responsibility for monitoring and supervision for all health related projects was formally granted to the Rocky Boy Health Board by Tribal Resolution 10A-74.  The Rocky Boy Health Board applied for and received approval for Articles of Incorporation from the State of Montana on July 11, 1974.

The Rocky Boy Health Board members at that time were:

John L. Mitchell - Chairman

Ivan Raining Bird - Vice Chairman

Dorothy Small - Secretary

Robert Stump - Member

Charles Gopher - Member

The Rocky Boy Health Board established their primary goals and objectives which are the following:

1.  Serve as the principle health organization and administration office for comprehensive health planning, health development and manpower training for the Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation.

2.  Provide long-range comprehensive health planning, evaluation, and development appropriate to the full development of an exemplary health system and health facilities for the Chippewa-Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation.

3.  Serve as a central clearing house for all health planning and development to the end that multiple contradictory, or overlapping applications and delays in program develpment can be availed and the best health interests of the Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation pursued.

4.  Coordinate, develop and/or cause to be developed to their maximum potential and utilizational appropriate and available resources of the Chippewa Cree Tribal Business Committee, the federal government, the various states and other agencies, groups, or individuals meaningful to the improved health of the Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation, and promote expertise and optimum quality in the full development and application of these resources, whether they be natural, financial or human.

5.  Collect, assemble, evaluate, interpret, and distribute information data, statistics, and evidence which accurately desribe the health status, circumstances, and needs of the Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation, including particularly material which demonstrates the need for Indian Health Professionals; serve as a repository, library resources, research center and central collection agency for such information; and establish and maintain an American Indian Health Library.

6.  Foster and protect the highest quality of health and well-being of the Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation; develop standards and priorities to achieve this purpose; protest, defend and advocate for the very best health interests of the Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy Indians Reservation; and assist local communities contribute to, promote, and develop the very best and most improved health of their community members.

7.  Do all other things necessary, proper and adviseable to accomplish the purposes set forth above.  In the initial stages of the Rocky Boy Health Board's operation no funds were provided.  The Rocky Boy Health Board on its own initiative gathered and sold aluminum cans for $5000.00; this was the start of the Rocky Boy Health Board's operation.  Over the years, the Rocky Boy Health Board has received contracts and grants through the Indian Health Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs which funded the various programs that they now supervise and operate. 

Funds were secured in January, 1975 from the Indian Community Health Development Office, Billings Indian Health Service, for the purpose of employing an administrative staff to coordinate and manage all Rocky Boy Health Board activities.  The staff consisted of a Director, Administrative Officer, and a Secretary.

The staff, with the Rocky Boy Health Board's approval; have devised and implemented personnel, policies and guidelines, bookkeeping/accounting procedures, grievance procedures for compliants and for contract medical care payments, and has coordinated its services with other reservation agencies.

The Tribal Health Department is to serve the health needs of the Indian people of the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation and to serve as a vehicle to provide a forum to influence improvement of health delivery systems and to assist and advise Indian Health Service in providing a more comprehensive health care system for members of the Chippewa Cree Tribe.