Billings Clinic

Two women administer CPR to a dummy
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Since 2002 Billings health care providers and emergency responders have been teaching lifesaving cardio pulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, to the general public and for free. They're doing it again on Feb. 29.

A man stands at a podium in a room full of people.
Kay Erickson / Yellowstone Public Radio

Community leaders, health care providers and media got their first look at the overall health of Yellowstone County with the release of the latest health needs assessment on Feb. 10.  Mental health, substance abuse and obesity top the list.

A panel of people in a room.
Kayla Desroches / Yellowstone Public Radio

 

Edit December 19, 2019: A former version of this article misstated the date of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources considered the bill on full and permanent LWCF funding. The commitee heard the bill November 19.

Some businesses in Billings are calling for Congress to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund. They say access to the outdoors helps them recruit and keep employees in eastern Montana.

stethescope, pills, and notepad
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Rural areas across the United States struggle to find and keep doctors. In Montana, rural residency programs aim to fix that problem by training new doctors away from city centers. Hospitals will be able to access federal funding for rural physician training starting in October.

CEO Julie Hauk at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Montana
Kayla Desroches / Yellowstone Public Radio

A medical center dedicated exclusively to injury rehabilitation opened in Billings this week. They say their facility is unique in the state.

Traci Jordan (Left)  and Kacy Keith (Right) sit together
Kayla Desroches / Yellowstone Public Radio

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly named Kenzie House as Sober Beginning's third sober home. Kacy Keith and Traci Jordan recently opened Ruthie House.

Three new sober homes have opened in Billings this summer. The women behind them say dorm-style houses offer a safe space for people working through addiction. But some treatment providers say sober living homes are part of a larger system of treatment that needs improvement.

A map of the new campus plans
Billings Clinic


Billings Clinic announced Wednesday it hired Bozeman-based Martel Construction to build phase one of its new medical campus in Bozeman.

A young girl aims a fire extinguisher at a controlled flame.
Donna Healy / RiverStone Health


Twenty-six high school juniors and seniors have been in Billings this week to get an up-close look at health care careers. It’s one of five MedStart Summer Camps held around the state to develop the next generation of health care providers.

The ophthalmoscope (left) and stethoscope (right) are some of the tools a physican uses when checking a patient's health.
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Bozeman’s city commissioners Monday unanimously approved the next step for a new ambulatory center in Montana’s fastest growing city. It’s an expansion of Billings Clinic, the largest health organization in the state.

Local advocates, health experts and community leaders in Billings met Monday, May 6, to begin updating the Yellowstone County Community Health Needs Assessment.
Kay Erickson

It’s time to check up on the overall health and needs of Yellowstone County.

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