Our local public health staff and the medical community have put enormous effort into preparing for the potential threat of Ebola in Yellowstone County. While Ebola remains a significant public health concern, fear of Ebola needs to be put in perspective. As your county health officer, I wan…
Billings Clinic, RiverStone Health and St. Vincent Healthcare have implemented new guidelines to prevent the spread of Ebola in the United States.
As a Dallas hospital works to contain the Ebola virus, the Billings medical community is preparing for the unlikely event it spreads to Montana.
The number of Montanans experiencing poverty increased by more than 11,000 people last year when compared to 2012, which translates into thousands of residents having inadequate access to health care, according to public health officials.
For 30 years, RiverStone Health Clinic has been a soldier in the War on Poverty.
The Big Sky Business Healthcare Summit opens at the Crowne Plaza on Wednesday with at least 250 attendees from Montana and Wyoming.
Susan DeVore, CEO of Premier Inc., was the keynote speaker at the Big Sky Business Health Care Summit at the Crowne Plaza on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Montanans aren’t as fat as they were a year ago. But don’t reach for that extra piece of fudge yet.
Health insurance was a luxury that Doug Oltrogge, a self-employed contractor, sometimes had and sometimes didn’t.
For the second time in 14 months, a residential hospice home has closed in Billings because of financial concerns.
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.
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…
Health care facilities throughout Billings remained on alert Tuesday after it was confirmed that a woman had posed as a nurse at Billings Clinic.
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…