Blue Mountain Hospital District News

Strut, Stride, Straddle or Stroll Fundraiser on May 11

It's time for the Blue Mountain Hospice annual fundraiser, the 4S - Strut, Stride, Straddle or Stroll! This year the Hilton Half Marathon will also be joining the event.

The Strut is 4 miles
The Stride is 10K
The Straddle is a 13-mile bike ride
The Stroll is 1.5 miles

Walk, Run or Bike. This event is pet friendly! You can enter as an individual, a family or a business. Prizes are awarded for many categories at the end of the race. The Hilton Half Marathon is a 13-mile run starting at Roan Coffee in Prairie City. All proceeds from the event are utilized by Blue Mountain Hospice.

Below is the registration form.
You may drop it off at Home Health & Hospice or
email it to

REGISTRATION FORM - Strut, Stride, Straddle or Stroll / Hilton Half Marathon

Blue Mountain Hospital District Holiday Schedule

Outpatient Services and Clinics will be closed:

January 1, 2019 - New Years Day
May 27, 2019 - Memorial Day
July 4, 2019 - Fourth of July
September 2, 2019 - Labor Day
November 28 & 29, 2019 - Thanksgiving
December 25, 2019 - Christmas

Emergency Department will remain open on holidays.

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Hospital Offers RX Program for Uninsured Patients

Len's Drug, located at 120 E. Main Street, is partnering with Blue Mountain Hospital to help this program reach as many eligible uninsured patients as possible.

Patients will be evaluated at the time of their doctor's appointment to determine their eligibility for the program. If they are 340B eligible, they will receive a 340B card from Blue Mountain Hospital , and they will need to fill their prescriptions at Len's Drug to receive the lower prices. Prescriptions filled at other pharmacies will not be eligible due to program requirements. For more information about eligibility requirements, please ask the receptionist at the time of your appointment.

Local pharmacy partners are critical to the success of a 340B Program such as the one at Blue Mountain Hospital, and they are proud to have this relationship with Len's Drug, an important part of Grant County since 1967.

Derek Daly, CEO for Blue Mountain Hospital District, stated: "We are excited to move forward with our participation in the 340B Program and increase the access to affordable prescription drugs in Grant County. As a small, rural hospital, we are able to secure discounts on eligible outpatient prescriptions, and pass this savings along to those without prescription insurance through collaboration with Len's Drug. While this will not benefit all of our patients, it will have a meaningful impact on eligible patients that we serve."

Blue Mountain Hospital hopes Grant County residents will be excited about this new opportunity. For more information about the 340B program, please ask the receptionist at the time of the appointment or visit the website at

2016 National Diabetes Prevention Program

In January, we began offering the 2016 National Diabetes Prevention Program. This program is led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes.

In this year-long program, participants are assisted with making lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, incorporating physical activity into their daily lives and improving problem-solving and coping skills. Participants meet with a trained lifestyle coach and in small groups to help facilitate these changes.

According to the CDC, this program can help people with pre-diabetes and those at risk for type 2 diabetes make achievable and realistic lifestyle changes and cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.

Individuals must be referred by their physician and may be eligible for enrollment based on the following eligibility criteria:

-18 years or older
-BMI >24
-Diagnosis of prediabetes or GDM, OR score 9 or higher on the CDC's Prediabetes Screening Test

We will be offering this program yearly, starting every January. For more information, talk with you primary care physician to see if you are eligible for enrollment. You may also contact Kim Jacobs, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at (541) 575-1311 or

Tobacco-Free Campus

As of July 1, 2015, a Tobacco-Free Campus policy has been adopted by the Blue Mountain Hospital District.

Having a tobacco-free campus serves as a model in promoting good health by influencing public attitudes about the use of tobacco products. The Blue Mountain Hospital District is committed to promoting health, wellness, prevention and the treatment of diseases, as well as to providing a safe, clean and healthy environment.