Prairie Mountain Health
- Prairie Mountain Health
The Prairie Mountain Health Region covers a geographically large area, around 67,000 sq. kilometres. It runs east-west from Saskatchewan/Manitoba border communities like Benito, Elkhorn and Russell to Waterhen Lake, Lake Manitoba and Treherne. From north-south, the region runs from the 53rd parallel north of Mafeking and close to Dawson Bay, right down to the United States border near communities like Melita, Deloraine, Boissevain, Killarney and Cartwright. The region also has 15 Northern Affairs community councils and 32 Hutterite colonies/communities. The population of the region as of 2018 was 170,899 around 12.9% of the Manitoba population. It is made up of 55 municipalities, which include the cities of Brandon and Dauphin. In Prairie Mountain Health region, there are 20 acute care (hospital) sites, 43 long term care (personal care home) sites, nine (9) transitional care sites. A transitional care site is defined as a site where the client/patient does not require 24-hour hour per day/7 day a week medical (Physician) supervision and/or intervention. There are also six Primary Health Care Centres, one Primary Care Centre (Swan River) and 38 Emergency Medical Service (EMS) ambulance facilities and one Orthopedic Rehabilitation Centre (Rivers) within the region. Community Health Services are also offered at sites throughout the region.