At Pondera Medical Center, we like to believe there is a magic to what we do. The opportunity to serve our beloved small towns with top quality care for the entire family is coupled with the extra benefit of bringing compassion to their health. Working at a Critical Access Hospital or a Rural Health Clinic usually means that you are first and foremost, a resident of the area and you have a vested interest in the healthcare services and wellness of where you live. Pondera Medical Center is fortunate to be the largest employer in Pondera County with over 200 full-time and part-time employees, and additional work-when-needed employees and many volunteers. We feel grateful that in our mission to exceed the healthcare expectation of those we serve in all of life’s stages, there are nearly 300 Pondera County citizens working together towards that goal, for their friends and neighbors.
In our line of work, we watch our local youth grow up, start families and careers, and navigate life. We cheer for all of them. And occasionally, some of them choose to join the magic.
It is our great pleasure to announce Heather Johns, D-NP, to the PMC Rural Health Clinic as our newest Family Medicine Provider. Heather (Newmiller) Johns graduated from Conrad High School in 2008 before completing her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Montana State University in 2013. To add to her impressive timeline of education and professional development, Heather graduated from Montana State University yet again in May 2019 with her Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Pondera Medical Center could not be more excited that Heather has made the commitment to serve patients from her hometown hospital.
PMC Administration shares: “This is what it’s all about. This is why we do what we do. Every day we work together to be the best that we can be for Valier, Conrad, Brady, the entire area we serve. To have Heather want to join our mission and vision is such an honor. This is the worthy journey, to serve the great people of Pondera County, and we are so happy to welcome Heather on board. Just the idea that she sees the potential to reach her goals and best serve her community through PMC speaks volumes about our facility. We are truly humbled.”