Blog Posts in 2018

  • MDMH to host health education class on balance

    Balance is key to independence, safety and life. Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital is presenting a free health education class on balance at 5:30 p.m., on Thursday, March 8. Learn how subtle changes take place with aging and gain tips and activities for improving balance. Doors open 45 minutes before class starts for community members to take part in a four-station balance assessment. Read More

  • When the heart races abnormally

    Last week, Dr. Anthony Navone began a discussion on atrial fibrillation, also known as A-fib. The condition is the most common type of arrhythmia that doctors address. An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm. Dr. Navone’s column concludes today. Atrial fibrillation also is ...

  • Hamilton cardiologist to discuss heart health and stress

    Emotions and stress impact heart health. Dr. Anthony Navone with the Marcus Daly Cardiology Clinic and the International Heart Institute of Montana will explain the relationship during a heart health class 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. “We’re all exposed to the risk factor of stress,” Navone said. “It is how we deal with stress that makes a difference.” The ...

  • Hospital conducts Community Health Needs Assessment meetings

    Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital is hosting four independent Community Health Needs Assessment meetings throughout Ravalli County during the week of Feb. 5. MDMH CEO John Bartos said the meetings are an opportunity for the community to be heard. “First of all, we want our community to inform us what they believe we are not providing as a community hospital,” Bartos said. “What the ...

  • It's flu season in the Bitterroot

    The Bitterroot Valley has experienced an uptick in the number of influenza cases being reported by Ravalli County Public Health officials since the holiday season ended. Angie Allen, the county public health nurse, said that they had 43 lab-confirmed cases of flu so far this season, primarily influenza type A, and that’s fairly typical. “We’re not seeing anything that’s ...

  • Marcus Daly Hospice offers new bereavement courses

    Grief is complicated. "It is not just loss of love. It is also regret, anger, and frustration,” said Michelle Meyer, a licensed clinical social worker. “Giving yourself permission to feel those from start to end is important. We compartmentalize so we can function, but we need to feel an emotion all the way through so we get relief at the end.” Meyer is leading a new Marcus ...

  • Grief and How to Handle It

    Just as grief itself can manifest in so many different ways, so too does the therapy, the counseling, and the support. A new form of bereavement support in a group setting is now being offered by Marcus Daly Hospice. Social worker Michelle Meyer, who is heading up the program, said that she loved having the chance to experience the journey with families and be with them not just through illness ...

  • Marcus Daly Hospital launches $15 million expansion project

    Work has already begun on a $15 million expansion project at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital involving the construction of a brand new set of operating rooms for general surgical services and the addition of an operating room dedicated to caesarian sections adjoining the Birthing Center. The new ORs are being built on the north end of the current Main Hospital building and will be served by a ...

  • MDMH new Operating and C-Section Suite Expansion Project

    HAMILTON - Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital administrators say a new, $15 million operating room expansion is one of the final pieces to a master plan that’s taken years to develop. And as Dennis Bragg reports, the combined projects will not only create new jobs and provide new services, but positions the hospital for long-term success in a changing healthcare market. When the State Commerce ...

  • MDMH EMT Josh Clinton, is recognized as a top paramedic and teacher!

    A handful of first responders, who often drop what they’re doing to help people in crisis, were honored on Jan. 11 during a dinner at the Ionic Masonic Lodge #38 in Hamilton. The honorees were identified by their supervisors or nominating official as those who truly represent the best in first responders. Dutch Brewer, the lodge’s worshipful master who presented the awards, reminded ...

  • Marcus Daly breaks ground on new operating rooms

    HAMILTON, Mont. — Construction crews broke ground on a $15 million project to expand operating rooms at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton. Sometime in early 2019, on the north end of the hospital, there will be three new operating rooms, with space for a fourth operating room plus room for up to 26 recovery beds. Read More

  • The Winter Sniffles

    Have you ever noticed that people tend to come down with more illnesses like head colds and the flu, in the winter? Ever wonder why? It is a misconception that cold temperatures cause the flu. The influenza virus itself must be present to cause the flu. Research has found that many respiratory viruses, such as influenza, are best transmitted in cold, dry climates. So we in Montana are set up for a ...

  • "Debunking Diet Myths" is topic of Hamilton hospital lecture

    Kathie Herczeg will explain the different diets, trends, and how to maintain or improve overall health with a “Debunking Diet Myths” presentation on Thursday evening. Herczeg, a family nurse practitioner at the Bitterroot Physicians Clinic South, plans to discuss the details of different diets including American, paleo, Mediterranean, and dash. Read More

  • Bitterroot Valley hospital to expand with $15M bond closing

    Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton will have a new operating room suite, thanks to a $15 million bond issue financed through the Montana Facility Finance Authority’s (MFFA) Master Loan Program. Read More

  • Ravalli County Happy New Year Baby is a boy

    Joshua and Michelle Buchanan welcomed their fifth child into the world at 6:15 p.m. on Jan. 2 at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, and the unnamed babe is the 2018 Happy New Year Baby. Read More

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  • 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! ...

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