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Summit attendees

Summit attendees

The Big Sky Business Healthcare Summit opens at the Crowne Plaza on Wednesday with at least 250 attendees from Montana and Wyoming.

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Susan DeVore

Susan DeVore

Susan DeVore, CEO of Premier Inc., was the keynote speaker at the Big Sky Business Health Care Summit at the Crowne Plaza on Wednesday.

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RiverStone Health joins elite group of public health departments in U.S.

RiverStone Health joins elite group of public health departments in U.S.

For the first time since its creation in 1974, Yellowstone County’s public health department has earned national accreditation, a status held by fewer than 50 public health departments in the nation.

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Report shows 27% of local adults are obese, 32% of kids live in single-parent households

Report shows 27% of local adults are obese, 32% of kids live in single-parent households

Yellowstone County is a less healthy place to live than it was last year, two years ago and even three years ago, according to the 2014 County Health Rankings, one of the most reputable rankings in the nation.

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Survey: Many Yellowstone County families find health insurance unattainable

Survey: Many Yellowstone County families find health insurance unattainable

Despite a federal law requiring all citizens to have health insurance by 2014, it remains out of reach for many Yellowstone County residents because of costs. And, that’s not only for the poor, but many other families as well, according to results of a Yellowstone County survey.

January 21, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Montana clinics strive to cover the uninsured

Leaders of the Billings Clinic, St. Vincent Healthcare, Montana Migrant Council and Planned Parenthood of Montana and RiverStone Health recently collaborated on a guest opinion that encouraged people check out the new federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Each organization has invested staff…

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Guest opinion: Enroll by Dec. 23 for health coverage starting Jan. 1

If you’re needing a little more time to sign up for health insurance, consider it an early holiday gift: a one-week extension. People now have until Dec. 23 to enroll in a health insurance plan for coverage that begins on New Year’s Day.

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Montana ranks 23rd-healthiest state in nation

Montana ranks 23rd-healthiest state in nation

Montanans aren’t as fat as they were a year ago. But don’t reach for that extra piece of fudge yet.

December 11, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Thousands of Yellowstone County residents left in 'gap' without health insurance

Thousands of Yellowstone County residents left in 'gap' without health insurance

Health insurance was a luxury that Doug Oltrogge, a self-employed contractor, sometimes had and sometimes didn’t.

December 01, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Operations cease at RiverStone Health's Horizon Hospice Home

Operations cease at RiverStone Health's Horizon Hospice Home

For the second time in 14 months, a residential hospice home has closed in Billings because of financial concerns.

November 05, 2013 8:25 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Congress must stop cutting programs that prevent disease

Over the past few years, there’s been a push in this country to use our health care dollars more wisely. One way to do that is to shift the focus of our health-care spending from treating disease to preventing it. We could save millions of dollars — and millions of lives, too.

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RiverStone Health Foundation 2013 board announced

RiverStone Health Foundation 2013 board announced

RiverStone Health Foundation has announced its board of directors for 2013. They are Bruce Parker (chair), senior vice president of First Interstate Bank; Steve Wahrlich (vice-chair), owner of Best Western ClockTower Inn; Mary Hernandez (treasurer), owner of Invisage Consulting, and Rob Hunt…

May 05, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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John Felton

John Felton

John Felton

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Health care facilities on alert for impostor nurse

Health care facilities on alert for impostor nurse

Health care facilities throughout Billings remained on alert Tuesday after it was confirmed that a woman had posed as a nurse at Billings Clinic.

April 30, 2013 12:54 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Low-income Medicaid coverage makes sense for Montana

The Montana Legislature is debating legislation that would increase the number of our fellow citizens — especially low-income Montanans — that have access to health care insurance through Medicaid expansion. We can take meaningful steps to control health care costs and set policies that will…

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John Felton

John Felton

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Yellowstone County drops to 19th healthiest county in Montana

Yellowstone County drops to 19th healthiest county in Montana

Yellowstone County ranks 19th healthiest of Montana’s 56 counties, down five notches from last year’s ranking, according to the 2013 County Health Rankings released Wednesday.

March 20, 2013 6:56 am Photos

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As flu cases decline, visitor restrictions lifted at Billings hospitals

Visitor restrictions at Billings hospitals have been lifted due to the decline in influenza cases in recent weeks.

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RiverStone Health clinics recognized for coordinated patient care

RiverStone Health clinics recognized for coordinated patient care

RiverStone Health clinics in Billings, Bridger, Joliet and Worden have received a national seal of quality.

February 27, 2013 10:00 am Photos

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Less food in the Billings' 'food deserts'

The closing of a neighborhood grocery that some residents have been using since they were children is a significant loss to the South Side, according to RiverStone Health chief executive John Felton.

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