Blog Posts in 2016

  • Why Should I Fill Out Another Survey?

    Brenda Nichols, RN Marcus Daly Home Health & Hospice Services 1200 Westwood Drive Hamilton, MT 59840 Why Should I Fill Out Another Survey? In this day and age we are asked to complete multiple surveys for appliances, furniture, tools, and other items we buy. We receive surveys regarding repairs completed, orders placed, and customer service provided at the stores we shop in. We even receive ...

  • Caregivers and Executors Matter: Dignified Aging Part II

    Katherine Herczeg, MSN, APRN Bitterroot Physicians Clinic South 3334 Dvn Lane, Darby MT 59829 Caregivers and Executors Matter: Dignified Aging Part II In Part I of this series, we discussed the impact of aging and the importance of preparation and education of your loved ones in regard to your healthcare plans. Important terms we defined at that time included: advance directive, caregiver, and ...

  • MDMH Hospice hosts 25th annual Tree of Lights

    MDMH Hospice hosts 25th annual Tree of Lights

  • Ravalli Urology Clinic re-opens at MDMH

    Ravalli Urology Clinic re-opens at MDMH

  • Caregivers and Executors Matter: Dignified Aging Part I

    Katherine Herczeg, MSN, APRN Bitterroot Physicians Clinic South 3334 Dvn Lane, Darby MT 59829 Caregivers and Executors Matter: Dignified Aging Part I Aging is an inevitable part of life. Some of us go through this process more gracefully than others and end-of- life planning seems to be a difficult task for many families. To understand the impact of our aging population, let me leave you with a ...

  • Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital is Baby Friendly!

    Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital is Baby Friendly!

  • WHO, UN honor Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital with official Baby-Friendly designation

    WHO, UN honor Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital with official Baby-Friendly designation

  • Hospice Care: Quality at the End of Life

    Kimberlie Miller, LCSW Marcus Daly Hospice Services 1200 Westwood Drive Hamilton, MT 59840 Hospice Care: Quality at the End of Life The decision to stop curative treatments and enter hospice care is not easy. If the topic arises during the course of your treatment, or that of a loved one, understand that choosing hospice does not mean you are "giving up hope". In fact, utilizing hospice ...

  • Hospital hosts meeting on cognitive, brain health

    Hospital hosts meeting on cognitive, brain health

  • Is my child developing "typically"?

    Authors: Missy Frank, PTA and Amanda Dye, DPT, C/NDT Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Center 1200 Westwood Drive Hamilton, MT 59840 A service of Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Is my child developing "typically"? An introduction to Pediatric Physical and Occupational therapy. When the profession of a pediatric physical or occupational therapist is brought up many questions may arise. What is a ...

  • About Medicine: Be thoughtful, be thankful, be kind

    Hospice and Home Health Month October 26, 2016 Doug Peterson, Chaplain Marcus Daly Hospice Be thoughtful. Be thankful. Be kind. Julianne had lived with her daughter, Muriel, for several years. Muriel and Dick had converted their master suite into a mother-in- law apartment for her, and she was comfortable there. Well into her eighties Julianne had stayed active. She used the community senior ...

  • Blood and Brains at Hamilton Hospital Thursday

    Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital will be having a Red Cross blood during the day Thursday, November 16, and a one-hour class on memory and "cognitive health" in the early evening. The American Red Cross blood drive will be from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the hospital conference rooms B/C. Early sign-ups are available at 363-6503. Doug will be happy to schedule a time for you. Also, you can ...

  • Selecting the Right Assistive Device

    Kyle Tierney, DPT Physical Therapist Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Center A service of Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Selecting the Right Assistive Device According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, greater than one out of four individuals 65 years or older fall at least once a year. These falls lead to 2.8 million emergency room visits and a total of $31 billion spent annually on ...

  • Five Unusual Hernias

    Frederick Ilgenfritz, MD Bitterroot General & Vascular Surgery If someone tells you they had to have a hernia repair, you would ordinarily think of just a few common types they might have had. Most often, you would think of the typical inguinal hernia (in the groin area); or perhaps the umbilical (belly button) hernia. Another common type is an incisional hernia at the site of a previous ...

  • Bitterroot Valley's 'Sprinkle Pink' Campaign Wins Again

    The goal changed for this year's Sprinkle Pink campaign in Ravalli County. Instead of a focus on raising money, Amy James-Linton of Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital announced at the beginning of October that the goal was get more women to schedule their mammograms. The theme "Save Your Date" emphasized the importance of yearly mammograms. The drive was successful. For instance, the ...

  • Dominic and Lee Rhyme the Reasons for Breast Exams

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and two Hamilton guys have been spreading the word in a unique way for the last few years. Dressed in pink as MC Mammo and Life Sava Save, Lee Goldman and Dominic Farrenkopf have developed a rap-style routine that often finds very appreciative audiences during the annual "Sprinkle Pink" campaign, sponsored in part by Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital ...

  • 'Turn and Burn' Barrel Racing North of Corvallis Sprinkles Pink

    The annual "Turn & Burn" barrel race will be Sunday at the Sapphire Events Center north of Corvallis October 30. Jean Shurman, organizer of the event, said the proceeds benefit the Marcus Daly Hospital's Aid for Mammography Fund. The barrel racers are coming from all over the state to get the best time around the barrels at the indoor arena. Read the entire article here →

  • All Back Pain is Not the Same

    Tim Redfern, PT Marcus Daly Rehabilitation A service of Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital 1200 Westwood Drive Hamilton, MT 59840 375-4570 All Back Pain is Not the Same What is your sacral iliac joint? Also called the SI joint, it is located between the sacrum, the large wedge shaped bone at the end of your spine, and the ilia, the bones that make up the top portion of your pelvis. The primary purpose ...

  • Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Opens Clinic in Darby

    Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital opens clinic in Darby

  • Mammogram Screenings

    Lance Pysher, MD, Radiologist Marcus Daly Imaging Department 1200 Westwood Drive Hamilton. MT 59840 406-375-4426 Mammogram Screenings When it comes to screening for breast cancer, there is plenty of confusion out there. What age to start at? Screen every year or every other year? What about MRI and ultrasound? Some medical groups recommend one thing and others another. Well here are some of the ...

  • Breast Cancer, the 75 year perspective

    Frederick M. Ilgenfritz, MD, FACS Bitterroot General & Vascular Surgery 1150 Westwood Drive, Suite C Hamilton, MT 59840 363-4572 www.bgvs.us Breast Cancer, the 75 year perspective In the era of "The Greatest Generation", the 1940's, only 72% of women diagnosed with Breast Cancer lived for five years. Today the five-year survival is 97%. This remarkable improvement in the results ...

  • About Medicine: Mindfulness is knowing our body's needs

    Sarah Lidstrom, RN Corvallis Family Medicine 1037 Main Street Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 961-4661 Mindfulness: Knowing Our Body's Needs Most days, our lives are riddled with tasks needing to be completed, errands to run, people to see and families to care for. This is all in addition to working all day to pay our bills. Our lives are frequently so busy that we have little time to spend taking ...

  • Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital pays back cost of sports physicals to schools

    Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital pays back cost of sports physicals to schools

  • Re-Thinking Stress

    Sarah Lidstrom, RN Corvallis Family Medicine 1037 Main Street Corvallis, MT 59828 (406) 961-4661 Re-Thinking Stress For as long as we can remember, we have been hearing that stress is harmful to our health and that we must eliminate stress from our lives. However, most of us have wondered how that can be possible with the ever increasing demands of daily life. Stress causes a definite physical ...

  • College Scholarship Info for Bitterroot High Schoolers

    Bitterroot Valley students and parents will be learning about scholarship availability at a Thursday evening meeting in Hamilton. Valley Oak Education Resource Center offers advice to families in Missoula and Ravalli Counties about scholarships. Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital has made their conference rooms available for the September 15 meeting from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Read the entire article ...

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