Providing Quality Healthcare in Ravalli County
A rural area hospital has a responsibility to provide local residents with
comprehensive healthcare they can trust and rely on. Marcus Daly Memorial
Hospital, located in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley, offers advanced
medical services close to home. We are proud to offer our community a
local medical resource so that they do not need to spend time and money
travelling out of town for the care they need.
As the community grows, so does our hospital. We are continuously upgrading
our facilities and expanding the role of our staff to meet the needs of
our patients. We are the largest employer in the Bitterroot Valley, boasting
over 500 team members. Additionally, we have incorporated a state-of-the-art
electronic record keeping system and revamped our Hospitalist Program
to provide inpatient physician coverage 24/7. We have also opened clinics
throughout the valley specializing in orthopedics, sports medicine, obstetrics
and gynecology, neurosurgery, and family medicine – and much more!
To provide Bitterroot Valley with quality, accessible, and personalized
The Marcus Daly healthcare team aspires to be a trusted community leader
known for exceeding the expectations of those we serve. We promise exceptional
care delivered by dedicated, compassionate professionals who take pride
in achieving the highest level of satisfaction.
When Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital opened its doors on July 1, 1931, healthcare
in Ravalli County changed forever.
Margaret Daly built the hospital in memory of her late husband, copper
king Marcus Daly, who was a founding developer of the city of Hamilton
and passed away in 1900. Margaret's visionary philanthropy ensured
that thousands of Ravalli County residents and guests would receive excellent,
close-to- home care in their times of need.
The original hospital, located on South Fourth Street, was purchased by
Ravalli County and remodeled for county offices. The three-story brick
building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally,
the hospital had seven physicians on staff, along with 16 registered nurses
and 12 nurses' aides. The first births at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital
were three babies born on July 3, 1931 and were honorably named Daly,
Marcus, and Margaret.
The present hospital on Westwood Drive was built in 1975 and continues
to bear the name Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. The facility opened with
48 acute care beds, and 14 physicians. Today Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital
is a rural critical access hospital with 24 acute care beds and over 60
providers on the medical staff. Within miles there are an array of outpatient
medical services, multiple surgical specialties, and medical clinics on
the hospital campus and throughout Ravalli County. Over the past decade
significant additions and renovations including birthing, rehabilitation,
emergency and hospice centers, an intensive care unit and coming soon
a new, state-of-the art surgical center. MDMH Clinics are also open in
Darby, Corvallis and Victor and contribute to the extensive network of
inpatient and outpatient services for Ravalli County residents and guests.
MDMH is an award winning hospital, view the many
Awards receives over the past several years!
MDMH is a rural, nonprofit, community hospital. It is governed by a community
volunteer board of directors. It does not receive tax income. Reimbursements
from Medicare and Medicaid cover only part of the actual costs of care.
Despite these challenges, MDMH's priority is to provide quality care
close to home.