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VA Clinic operating room

VA Clinic operating room

The new VA Clinic includes two operating rooms.

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Construction Zone: VA Montana Health Center improves services for veterans

Construction Zone: VA Montana Health Center improves services for veterans

                Access, convenience and comprehensive care.

August 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Elated patient

Elated patient

Dr. Timothy Dernbach examines Edd Schultz’s foot during an exam at St. Vincent Healthcare’s Wound Healing Center. Schultz credits hyperbaric oxygen therapy for saving his right foot and leg below the knee from amputation.

August 28, 2013 2:52 pmLoading…
Bull rider Maggie Parker wears a protective brace

Bull rider Maggie Parker wears a protective brace

Bull rider Maggie Parker wears a protective brace as she talks with neurosurgeon Richard Teff at St. Vincent Healthcare on Sunday. Parker was injured at a rodeo in Cody, Wyo., on Aug. 15.

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Former bull rider Jonnie Jonckowski meets with Maggie Parker

Former bull rider Jonnie Jonckowski meets with Maggie Parker

Former bull rider Jonnie Jonckowski meets with Maggie Parker as the young rider talks Sunday about the injuries she received in a rodeo in Cody, Wyo.

August 25, 2013 1:23 pmLoading…
Billings veterinary clinic conducts city's first dog stem cell therapy treatment

Billings veterinary clinic conducts city's first dog stem cell therapy treatment

Thor, an athletic 7-year-old Catahoula leopard hound, lay on a table at the Animal Clinic of Billings, panting lightly while staffers put small bags over his feet and temperature-controlled packs on his chest before the anesthesia kicked in.

July 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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$13.5 million project underway to expand, renovate Billings Clinic surgical services

$13.5 million project underway to expand, renovate Billings Clinic surgical services

Operating rooms, once home to a surgeon and his scalpel, have changed dramatically over the past 30 years. They now also have robots with fingers, lasers and sophisticated video and computer technology.

May 20, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Billings Clinic Surgical Services

Billings Clinic Surgical Services

A $13.5 million renovation and expansion project at Billings Clinic Surgical Services will expand the number of operating rooms from 10 to 13. The project will be completed in six phases with the first phase completed in mid-July.

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Colstrip dog gets help with $7,000 vet bill from stranger in Connecticut

Colstrip dog gets help with $7,000 vet bill from stranger in Connecticut

In August 2012, Vicki Plum returned to her Colstrip home to find her son's 6-year-old miniature dachshund, Sockrates, at the bottom of the stairs, unable to move his hind legs.

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Being in the moment necessary for a fulfilled life

Most of medicine, really, is pattern recognition. Take a patient with fever, shortness of breath, localized chest pain and coughing up gooey disgusting stuff.

January 08, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Ex-governor candidate Miller still hospitalized after hunting accident

Ex-governor candidate Miller still hospitalized after hunting accident

After multiple surgeries to repair damage from gunshot wounds in a hunting accident, former gubernatorial candidate Ken Miller is close to returning home from St. Vincent Healthcare.

November 30, 2012 3:13 pmLoading…
St. Vincent Healthcare's new joint center benefits patients and staff

St. Vincent Healthcare's new joint center benefits patients and staff

Not many well people check into hospitals. Most people come because they are suffering from illness or injury, but joint replacement patients are the exception. They’re almost always in good health, active folks, looking for a little more movement and a little less pain in their daily lives.…

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Rocky's Scharbrough already plotting comeback

Rocky's Scharbrough already plotting comeback

As Jake Scharbrough roams around the practice field at Rocky Mountain College, wearing his white No. 98 football jersey and carrying his helmet, he is already charting his course to be the Battlin' Bears' comeback player of the season.

August 18, 2012 10:30 pm Photos

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UW defensive end on a mission

LARAMIE — Miraldo Michel didn't have his bags packed, but that was the next step.

August 15, 2012 3:29 pmLoading…

On the job experience may have trumped medical school

My first surgery professors were three guys named Joe, Adolph and Tuffy. I was 13, an almost certainly illegal employee of a fledgling log home construction company in northwest Montana. There was no OSHA, no hard hats and no child labor inconveniences. Our outfit was, however, strict about …

August 07, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…
St. Vincent Healthcare orthopedic care coordinator Gina Zuech

St. Vincent Healthcare orthopedic care coordinator Gina Zuech

St. Vincent Healthcare orthopedic care coordinator Gina Zuech gives visitors a tour on of the newly remodeled wing of the hospital on Monday, July 23, 2012.

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Billings man 'paying it forward' for dog's surgery

Billings man 'paying it forward' for dog's surgery

Mike Mallory walked along the sidewalks surrounding South Park on Wednesday morning, pulling his dog Red in a bright yellow wagon behind him while going through his morning routine of picking up trash and debris — not for a job, but because of the kindness people have shown him over the last…

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Being on call is all part of being a doctor

“I’ve run out of ammo but still have a knife.”

May 29, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Plastic Surgery: A medical system without some degree of judgment will fail

Our predisposition is to view the scuffle between good and evil as macroscopic ideologically fervent, furtive killers with bombs versus the egalitarian professors of intellectual freedom.

May 08, 2012 11:35 pmLoading…

Wyoming coach confident QB will work to improve

CHEYENNE — Wyoming coach Dave Christensen says overblown expectations for a young player can be a concern but he doesn't see that being a problem for starting quarterback Brett Smith, who will be returning as a sophomore next season.

April 24, 2012 2:45 pmLoading…

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