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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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Governor Steve Bullock helped launch a new partnership to help the region’s primary care providers have access to psychiatrists who specialize in treating children and youth. 

Kay Erickson

A funding campaign by the Billings Clinic Foundation for its psychiatry residency program got a big gift on Dec, 11, 2018.

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The number of babies in Montana who are exposed to drugs before they’re born is growing rapidly. The percentage tripled for moms on Medicaid between 2010 and 2016, from four to 12 percent.       

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Billings Clinic announced a $91 million investment in Billings and Bozeman.  This includes a new health care facility in Bozeman, the fastest growing community in Montana.

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Montana doesn't have enough doctors. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services reports that all but one of the state’s counties are underserved by health care professionals.

The state is working to fill the void.

Jackie Yamanaka

The Bullock Administration awarded $372,000 to nine community organizations, health care providers, and schools to fund suicide prevention efforts. The money will be used to expand existing programs or to launch new evidence-based efforts.

Jackie Yamanaka

One of the first graduates of the internal medicine residency program at Billings Clinic will join a practice in Sheridan, Wyoming this fall.

The residency program was created to increase the number of primary care physicians to serve patients who live in rural areas.  The program was designed to train internists to care for complex medically ill patients in a rural environment, this includes working in a rural community. Each resident spends one month working at Central Montana Medical Center in Lewistown, Mont., and one month at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Sheridan, Wyo.

New Rehab Hospital To Open In Billings

Jun 29, 2017
Jackie Yamanaka

Patients who are recovering from ailments like a stroke, spinal cord injury, or traumatic brain injury will soon be able to continue their rehabilitation care closer to home.  Three health care entities announced yesterday they’re partnering to build and operate a rehabilitation hospital in Billings.

Jackie Yamanaka

Billings Clinic launched a pilot project to help rural primary care providers deliver mental or behavioral health care to their patients.

“Montana is at the epicenter of a mental health crisis,” says Dr. Eric Arzubi, chair of the Psychiatry Department at Billings Clinic.

He says there aren’t enough psychiatrists, so it falls upon primary care providers in rural areas to help their patients who are struggling with mental and behavioral health issues.

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