Hospital Events, News and Community Health Needs Assessment Report

Events Calendar and Sprinkle Pink
Please join us in attending the many health education classes and events available at your local hospital.

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Hospital Events and Classes

Event: Fit and Well
Date: October 10th - November 16th
Time: 2x/wk for 6 weeks, Tues and Thursdays, 12pm to 1pm
Location: MDMH Rehabilitation Center
Description: The Fit and Well Program was designed to help individuals in the community learn about safe and effective exercises that can be performed at home to maintain a fulfilling and active life. The program involves brief pre and post class assessments that allow the participants to see their progress and/or where they may need improvements. Participants will complete the Fit and Well Program with an individualized exercise program consisting of core and general strengthening, flexibility, endurance, and balance exercises that can improve their ability to carry out daily activities safely and independently. Call 375-4570 or click to register!

Event: Blood Drive
Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Location: MDMH Blodgett / Canyon View Conference Rooms
Description: Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital is sponsoring a Blood Drive in conjunction with Missoula's American Red Cross office. The need is constant, the gratification instant. Give blood! For more information or to register call 406-375-4722.

FREE Health Classes

Class Locations: MDMH Blodgett and Canyon conference rooms
Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm, doors open at 5:00pm

Thursday, October 12th - Your Health is Important to Us
Enjoy this 2-part series panel discussion and learn how to maximize your benefits, simplify Medicare and manage chronic care diseases. Get the most of your primary care provider visit and become a more active partner in your health care. Bring your questions because we want you to be empowered to improve your health!

Engage in Your Health - Allen "Woody" Jones, MD, Bitterroot Physicians Clinic
Do you have a Primary Care Provider - April Weinberger, MD, Corvallis Family Medicine
Unravel the Health Insurance and Medicare Benefits - Ravalli County Council On Aging

Before the discussion, visit the booths:

Meet Primary Care Providers (Griffin, Conroy, Shanahan, Herczeg) from each primary care clinic, MyHealth, Schedule a Wellness Visit, Council on Aging services

Thursday, November 2nd - Manage Your Health
Enjoy the 2nd part of the panel discussion. Learn how nutrition, stress and the environment can bring on and advance chronic health conditions. Take simple steps to avoid and or control your cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis and to take control of your health.

Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Your Heart - Anthony Navone, MD, MDMH Cardiology, International Heart Institute
Manage Your Diabetes - Providence Medical Group, Endocrinology, (TBC)
What is Chronic Care Management - Stacie Epling, RN, Marcus Daly Chronic Care Management

Before the discussion, visit the booths:

Blood Pressure Station, Diabetic Health Education, MyHealth, Schedule a Wellness visit, Chronic Care Management

Thursday, December 14th - Journaling Makes a Difference!
You are your best detective. Learn how to empower yourself to capture patterns, signs, symptoms and more through journaling! This powerful class will help you to navigate your health, identify when life is overwhelming and teach you how to take control! Enhance your diet, get moving and destress with just a few minutes a day!

Rebecca Conroy, FNP, Bitterroot Physicians Clinic North

Thursday, January 11th - Debunking Diet Myths
Diet, diet and more diet! How do you do your diet? A healthy diet is one that helps to maintain or improve overall health. This class will unravel the diet clutter and myths between the American, Mediterranean, paleo, dash and other diets, and teach you how to keep it simple and healthy!

Katie Herczeg, FNP, Bitterroot Physicians Clinic South

Thursday, February 8th - Emotions, Stress and Heart Disease
Your emotions and stress impact your heart health. Do you have hypertension? Learn the long term effects and risk factors for heart disease. Differentiate between controllable and non-controllable risk factors and learn positive ways to modify behavior for each of the controllable risk factors.

Anthony Navone, MD, Marcus Daly Cardiology Center, International Heart Institute

Thursday, March 8th - Dynamic Activities for Improving your Balance!
Do you struggle with balance? Do your hips, knees, ankles and neck feel stiff? You can learn to improve your balance by improving the flexibility of these key areas and by increasing the strength and power of the muscles used to maintain your balance. Come prepared to move as you learn activities you can do in your home to improve your balance.

Holly Jarvis, PT, cPT, Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Services
Missy Frank, PTA, Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Services

Thursday, April 12th - Learning your Labels and Rethinking Your Drink.
Learn how reducing sugar, high fructose corn syrup and saturated fat can reduce you and your family's weight, cholesterol and stress and get your diabetes under control!

Cindy Rupp, RN, MDMH Diabetic Health Educator
Janelle Campbell, MS, RD, CDE, Registered Dietitian
Flavored infused water served at this event


Marcus Daly's is focused on meeting our patients and community needs. Enjoy reading about the many different ways your hospital makes a difference in your community.

Which pink window is your favorite?
Education is key for breast health
Bitterroot Valley breast cancer awareness program Sprinkle Pink kicks off
Hamilton 7-year-old donates hundreds of stuffed animals to local hospitals
Sprinkle Pink fundraisers gear up for October
"An honor and a joy": Bitterroot Valley doctor retires after nearly 50 years
MDMH scholarship awarded to Hamilton grad
Athletes get Sports Physicals at local hospital
Sports physicals offered at MDMH
About Medicine: Fever and the common misconceptions about it
Bitterroot Physicians Clinic North opens in Victor
New Victor clinic to hold grand opening
About Medicine: Sepsis; What it is and how to survive
About Medicine: Being safe around fireworks
Daly Hospital Foundation Honors Donors
Babysitter Boot Camp; Kids learn the basics of childcare
Primary care providers: the cornerstone to better health care
Free wellness workshop offered in Hamilton
About Medicine: Shoulders fractures and what to expect
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital picks up honor
Marcus Daly remains focused on "quality" in face of healthcare challenges
Marcus Daly ranked one of top 100 rural hospitals
Marcus Daly plans to build new operating room suites
Hamilton Hospital Again Named to "Top 100" Critical Care Facilities
Marcus Daly Hospital earns honors
Marcus Daly Hospital in Top 100...again!
Free wellness workshop offered in Hamilton
Kindergarten students explore rehabilitation center at Marcus Daly Memorial hospital
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital is Baby Friendly!
WHO, UN honor Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital with official Baby-Friendly designation
About Medicine: Exercise, sleep are important for a healthy heart
About Medicine: Vitamin D and heart health
An after-Christmas story
Hamilton School Nurse Program gets a boost
Darby youngster uses Christmas money to buy stuffed animals for Emergency Department
About Medicine: Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week
About Medicine: Heart health and nutrition matter
About Medicine: Trauma on the roads
About Medicine: Our EMS Department
About Medicine: What To Expect At the Emergency Department
MDMH provides grant to help fund nurse in the Stevensville School District
MDMH to host presentation on why 'Healthy Weight Matters'
About Medicine: Having to call 911, what to expect
Baby New Year; Bitterroot Valley's first baby of the New Year delivered at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital
Hand washing protects you, others from germs, infection
About Medicine: Hand washing
MDMH Hospice hosts 25th annual Tree of Lights
Ravalli Urology Clinic re-opens at MDMH
WHO, UN honor Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital with official Baby-Friendly designation
About Medicine: Be thoughtful, be thankful, be kind
Hospital hosts meeting on cognitive, brain health
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital opens clinic in Darby
About Medicine: Mindfulness is knowing our body's needs
Hamilton High grad selected for MDMH Scholarship 2016
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital pays back cost of sports physicals to schools
Bitterroot College to offer phlebotomy tech class
Hospital Director of Nursing passes Torch
Hamilton Rotary's Scramble helps Daly Hospital
MDMH named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital
Top responders: Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital EMS named agency of the year
Babysitting basics: Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital hosting annual Babysitter Boot Camp
MDMH named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital
Corvallis Schools receive $6,500 grant for nurse
Top responders: Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital EMS named agency of the year
Marcus Daly Hospital to host talk on causes of knee pain
Stress can have a negative impact on your health
Marcus Daly hospital to host heart health class
Fixing your nutrition can improve overall health
Doctor to host class on neck pain at hospital in Hamilton
Passing the torch: MDMH mammographer Kathy Miller retires after 27 years
Glaucoma causes large number of people to lose their vision
About medicine: Dry eyes can cause health problems, discomfort
Bullock visits Hamitlon and hears benefits of help act
New ICU improves care for patients
Daly Hospital recongnized for overall excellence
Sprinkle Pink raises over $102,000 for fund
Grants contribute $19,000 to Sprinkle Pink fundraising effort
Hospital to present healthcare series on aging
It is important to thank caregivers
Physical therapists can have a big role in breast cancer treatment
Early breast cancer detection is key, and free
Sprinkle Pink Grand Finale held in Stevensville
Think BIG when dealing with Parkinson's disease
Falls are number one cause of death due to injury for seniors
Bling-A-Bra contest entries on display in Stevensville
Mammo Men: Annual contest raises money for mammography

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Spring 2017

Medical Staff Health Columns
Marcus Daly's Medical Staff is committed to you and your health. Enjoy the health education. Columns that are printed in the Ravalli Republic every Wednesday and available to you online.

Exercise is Medicine!
Breakdown of Flexibility and Stretching For All
Cold Weather Care for Your Hands
Does Occupational Health & Safety affect your business?
Workplace Health and Safety
What is Occupational Health?
Technology and Children
Texting Teens
HPV Vaccination Update
Prevention and Treatment of Heat Illness
Summertime in Montana: It's Not Just the Bears
Surviving Sepsis
Independence Day, Fireworks and Safety
Water Safety for Lakes, Rivers, and Beaches
Waterborne Illnesses
Let's Talk Tick
Primary Care Providers - The Cornerstone to Better Health Care
Osteoporosis: A Silent, Subtle, but Dangerous Disease
Shoulder Fractures
Osteoporotic Insufficiency or Fragility Fractures
Blood Clots
Stroke? Think FAST
Childhood Fevers - A Parental Phobia
Opioid Epidemic and Our Children
Physical therapy and the opioid epidemic
National Nutrition Month - Put Your Best Fork Forward
Physical Activity and Bone Health
Death, Debility, and Destitution Following Hip Fracture and the Public Health Impact of Osteoporosis
Exercise and Sleep are Important for a Healthy Heart
Vitamin D and Heart Health
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week
Heart Health and Nutrition Matter
Trauma on the Roads
Our EMS Department
What To Expect At the Emergency Department
Influenza (a.k.a. "the flu") Virus
Why Should I Fill Out Another Survey?
Caregivers and Executors Matter: Dignified Aging Part II
Caregivers and Executors Matter: Dignified Aging Part I
Hospice Care: Quality at the End of Life
Be thoughtful. Be thankful. Be kind.
Is my child developing "typically"?
Selecting the Right Assistive Device
Cold Weather Care for Your Hands
All back pain is not the same
Breast Cancer, the 75 year perspective
Mammogram Screenings
Mindfulness: Knowing Our Body's Needs
Re-Thinking Stress
Healthy Eating For Your Kids
Who Needs Sleep?
Pediatric Healthy Teeth
The Cost of Treating Pain
Healthy Athlete
Alzheimer's Disease Treatments
The Care and Feeding of our Brains
Dementia Types
Thinking about thinking
Be Wise, Immunize
Summertime and Rabies Awareness
Car Seat Safety Awareness
Enjoy the Water and Stay Safe!
A Timely Tick Talk
Never too Early to Read to Your Kids
What is carpal tunnel?
Shoulder pain - Rotator Cuff Tendonitis vs Tear
Wrist Fractures
Prominent Ears, Children & Self-Esteem
Prevention Actually is Worth a Pound of Cure
The Stress Effect on Health
Genetic Testing - What it is and what it can do for you and your family
Spring Back into the Outdoors!
Congestive Heart Failure; Living Better, Longer
Cardiac Rehabilitation
10 Facts Every Women Must Know About Heart Disease
What is Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Disease?
Nutrition: One ophthalmologist's viewpoint
National Glaucoma Month
You Should Know Just How Crucial Dry Eyes Are to Your Health and Comfort
The Aging Eye
More Men Are Considering Laser Hair Removal
Making Facial Cosmetic Procedures Last
Coping with Grief during the Holidays
November is National Family Caregiver Month and National Home Care and Hospice Month
Breast Cancer and the Role of Physical Therapy
Parkinson's Disease
What YOU Can Do to Prevent Falls
I am Mammo Man
"Do I Need a Knee Replacement?"
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Arthoscopic Surgery
Kids and Hydration
Allergies or Cold?
Keeping Your Kids Safe in the Sun
The Mind's Eye
Brain...Myths and Facts
Language Versus Speech
Preventing Baseball/Softball Injuries
The opioid epidemic and its impact on orthopaedic care
Healthy Bones: Starting it off right
Osteoporosis Prevention Starts Early
Low Back Pain
Oh but I love sugar!

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