Blog Posts in 2017

  • Stay Active and Avoid Falling this Winter

    Travis Williams DPT Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Center 1200 Westwood Drive Hamilton, MT 59840 As we continue through another cold Montana winter, it is important to maintain our health and stay injury free. Falls are one of the biggest public health epidemics of this decade. More than 30% of people aged 65 years and older and more than 50% of people aged 80 years and older will fall every year ...

  • Grant provides effective new integrated therapy tool at MDMH

    Occupational Therapist Joan Channer works with Alana Horton on the new Bioness Integrated Therapy System at Marcus Daly Hospital’s Rehabilitation Center. Alana’s mother Shyea Bowles said that the new machine could help her daughter quit bumping into things and give her a greater degree of independence. Michael Howell photo. As part of its efforts to reach out to all of Western Montana, ...

  • Marcus Daly hospital buys new rehab therapy tool

    A new therapy tool helps rehabilitation staff at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital evaluate and improve abilities of individuals experiencing various impairments. Pediatric patient Alana Horton, 11, tested the new technology while her mother Shylea Bowles, Occupational Therapist Joan Channer, and Speech Therapist Trudy Fisher observed her choices on Dec. 8. Horton has a visual impairment where she ...

  • Journaling Makes a Difference class offered today at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital

    An interactive journaling class is up next in the Health Education series at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. Presenter Rebecca Conroy, a family nurse practitioner at Bitterroot Physicians Clinic North, said the "Journaling Makes a Difference" class, which begins at on 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14, will be interactive. Read More

  • The Ambulance Did Not Use Lights & Sirens! Does This Mean That They Don't Care?

    William Torres Jr. EMS Department Head Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital 1200 Westwood Drive Hamilton, MT 59840 The Ambulance Did Not Use Lights & Sirens! Does This Mean That They Don’t Care? Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers have been driving to and from emergencies or potential emergencies, with engaged lights and sirens, for many years. There has been a conscious effort and due ...

  • Marcus Daly Hospice Tree of Lights brightens Hamilton tonight

    Hamilton resident John Trangmoe volunteers on the Marcus Daly Hospice Board and attends the tree lighting ceremony year after year for the purpose of giving back and paying it forward. Read More

  • How can Hospice Help?

    Jen Dunn, Director of Home Health & Hospice Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital 1200 Westwood Drive Hamilton, MT 59840 How can Hospice Help? It is understandable that when someone is nearing the end of life it can be very challenging for the individual and their loved ones. Hospice care focuses on making this period of transition as peaceful and comfortable as possible for everyone involved. While ...

  • Hospice and Spiritual Care

    Doug Peterson, Chaplain Marcus Daly Hospice Services 1200 Westwood Drive Hamilton, MT 59840 Hospice and Spiritual Care I love my job as Chaplain for Marcus Daly Hospice. Over the past seven years I have had the privilege of accompanying hundreds of patients, families, volunteers, and hospice staff on the difficult and sacred journey that is end of life. Hospice care is holistic and ...

  • School Nurse Program Gets Boost

    Read the School Nurse Program Gets Boost article here.

  • Celebrating a Successful Sprinkle Pink

    Click to read the Celebrating a Successful Sprinkle Pink article.

  • Sprinkle Pink Raises Nearly $56,000 for Screening and Care

    Click to read the Sprinkle Pink Raises Nearly $56,000 for Screening and Care article.

  • Holiday Grief

    Michelle Meyer, LCSW Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Home Health/Hospice 1200 Westwood Drive Hamilton, MT 59840 The holiday glow is upon us, lights are beginning to adorn homes in the neighborhood, the hustle and bustle of shopping and holiday gatherings are evident almost everywhere. As we approach the holiday season, it is important to take a moment to remember that while many of us are eagerly ...

  • Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Awarded for Quality Care

    Read the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Awarded for Quality Care article here.

  • Antibiotic Awareness Week

    Cara Bushmaker, MLS(ASCP) CM, B.S. Micr. Technical Supervisor-Lab Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital 1200 Westwood Drive Hamilton, MT 59840 Antibiotic Awareness Week November 13-19, 2017 kicks off the U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week. While antibiotics are life-saving, they do come with risks. Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is everywhere and the way we utilize antibiotics today will affect patients ...

  • Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Earns Hospital Quality Award

    Read the article here: Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Earns Hospital Quality Award

  • Free Health Education Series Continues on Thursday

    Take Control of Your Health class, Thursday november 2nd at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Blodgett and Canyon View conference rooms. Free Health Education Series Continues on Thursday

  • Brain Injury in Montana: Education and Prevention

    Trudi Fisher, M.S., CCC-SLP Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Center 1200 Westwood Drive Hamilton, MT 59840 Brain Injury in Montana: Education and Prevention Brain Injuries When thinking of head injuries, it is easy to imagine that they could occur during extreme sports or automobile accidents. However, the most common cause of head injuries is falling. Especially prone to falling head injuries are those ...

  • Joint Replacement Preparation; Enhances Outcomes

    Caitlin Woodyard PT, GCS (Geriatric Certified Specialist) Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Department 1200 Westwood Drive Hamilton, MT 59840 Do you have a joint that won’t stop hurting, stiffness that limits your activity, or a limp that leaves you walking at the back of the pack? Maybe you will be one of the more than one million people who choose to have a joint replaced each year in the United ...

  • 'Pink' Event Takes on New Meaning for Founder

    ‘Pink’ Event Takes on New Meaning for Founder

  • Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Earns Quality Award

    Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Earns Quality Award

  • Breast Cancer Can Strike at Any Age

    Breast Cancer Can Strike at Any Age

  • Breast Cancer Survivor: 'Early Detection Is the Key to a Positive Outcome'

    Breast Cancer Survivor: ‘Early Detection Is the Key to a Positive Outcome’

  • Education is Key For Breast Health

    Education is Key For Breast Health

  • Which pink window is your favorite?

    Which pink window is your favorite?

  • Education is Key for Breast Health

    Education is Key for Breast Health

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Events

  • Baking Healthy Holiday Desserts (Part 1 of 2)

    Health Baking classes that are diabetic and cholesterol friendly. Take home a baking substitute list that creatively helps you avoid excessive sugar during the holidays. Your ...

  • Annual Marcus Daly Hospice Tree of Lights

    Join us at our annual Hospice Tree of Lights ceremony, take this time to reflect and remember those we love during this Holiday season. Gather with Hospice Volunteers and ...

  • Healthy Holiday Baking class! (Part 2 of 2)

    Put the holiday baking healthy substitutes to work in this two-hour baking class offered three times. Learn the tricks to baking healthy holiday goodies, then share and them ...

  • Healthy Holiday Baking class! (Part 2 of 2)

    Put the holiday baking healthy substitutes to work in this two-hour baking class offered three times. Learn the tricks to baking healthy holiday goodies, then share and them ...

  • Healthy Holiday Baking class! (Part 2 of 2)

    Put the holiday baking healthy substitutes to work in this two-hour baking class offered three times. Learn the tricks to baking healthy holiday goodies, then share and them ...

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