Blog Posts in 2018

  • New CEO at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital meets the press

    The new Chief Executive Officer at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, John Bishop, is on the ground and rapidly coming up to speed on his new job. You may have met him already on the streets of Hamilton or in the local coffee shop. He’s an amiable person and very articulate. He’s also a very avid outdoorsman. That’s at least in part due to his upbringing. He’s a Montana boy. ...

  • NBC Marcus Daly Hospital welcomes new CEO

    Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton has welcomed its new chief executive officer to the community. John Bishop took over the reins from long time CEO John Bartos, who retired this spring. NBC Montana talked with Bishop Friday. He said his inspiration working in health care stems from the birth of his son who was a 29-week premature baby. "I got to see the wonderful miracle of health ...

  • Ravalli County students, parents learn about brain injuries

    HAMILTON - Bitterroot Valley students lined up on Thursday in Hamilton to get cleared to play fall school sports. The Brain Injury Alliance of Montana is touring the state with a display to unmask some of the unknowns surrounding brain trauma. Uncovering the experience of brain injury survivors creates a space for everyone to learn about how to recognize a trauma that never looks the same twice. ...

  • Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital's new CEO settling in, loving life in the valley

    John Bishop counts himself as a fortunate man. In his first two months as Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital’s new CEO, Bishop has had a chance to get to know the people and the place that he is charged to lead. So far, all that he’s seen has left him feeling impressed and confident in his decision to take on a position that had been held by one person for the last 30 years. When former CEO ...

  • New Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital CEO "excited" to be in Hamilton

    HAMILTON - He's as likely to share fishing and hunting tips as information about health care. But for the new CEO of Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital spending your entire life in Montana and then getting to run one of the most up-to-date rural facilities in the state are the perfect combination. John Bishop takes over this month as the new Chief Executive Officer at MDMH, filling the position ...

  • Summer 2018 HealthLines

    2018 Summer HealthLines gives you an opportunity to meet John Bishop, our new CEO, learn about the new Surgical Services Center and the new Cesarean Section Suites, as well as the new medical staff! Also, on page 7 read about the new hospital website MDMH.org and how to enter to win a $50 gift card to the Bitterroot Beanery!

  • The Basics of Babysitting

    The basics of babysitting: Valley youth participate in Child And Babysitting Safety training Child And Babysitting Safety (CABS) is a one-day six-hour program at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital for youth ready to launch their first babysitting business. The class gives teenagers, ages 11-15, information about getting started, dealing with parents and children, safety, caregiving and first aid tips. ...

  • Dealing with dementia

    Dementia can not only put a strain on families, but it can gradually steal our loved ones from us. My mother had a form of vascular dementia whose symptoms slowly crept in. We often thought she was “faking” her symptoms for attention in the beginning. While that may sound awful to you, I would like to be transparent in case my story resonates with any of you and can hopefully bring you ...

  • About Medicine; Dying of a broken heart

    In 1964, February was designated by the Federal Government as American Heart Month. It is the month of the year that we should focus on making heart healthy choices in our lives. Unfortunately, heart disease remains the number one cause of death in both men and women around the world. Most of us are familiar with the traditional risk factors associated with heart disease. These risk factors ...

  • Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital & Medical Staff offer Sports Physical Program

    All male and female valley athletes in middle and high school are invited to the Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, August 2 nd, or Wednesday, August 8 th from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for the annual sports physical program. Over the past ten years, this program sponsored by Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital and Medical Providers raised over $90,000 for the valley’s school athletic ...

  • Youth donate to hospital

    Generous youth contributed stuffed animals, polar fleece blankets and money to Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital on Tuesday adding to the excitement of National Hospital Week. John Shupert and Gracie Smith brought approximately 30 blankets that were formed by 40 4-H members in Ravalli County. Shupert, 16, said the youth members made nearly 100 blankets to divide between the hospital, Emma’s ...

  • Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital celebrates its nurses

    Pursuing a career in health care can come in many forms and no one's path is the same. Melissa Ireland, now a surgery nurse at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, began her medical career as a surgery technician in 1999. She studied the College of Southern Idaho because closer programs were full. When she graduated she was hired at MDMH and enjoyed her job. “The nurses here encouraged me to ...

  • Moving on: Hamilton hospital CEO looks back at more than 40 years in health care

    When John Bartos accepted the top job at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital 30 years ago, there were eight physicians working there. Today there are 50. Back then, there were 80 employees working the 1974-era, 50,000-square-foot building. Today the hospital employs 545 and the Hamilton facility has grown to 325,000 square feet. Read More

  • Appendicitis, is treatment without surgery a good idea or fad?

    Appendicitis is a common ailment afflicting about 240,000 people in the United States each year. The average cost of treatment is $33, 000 according to an article published in 2009. It has certainly not gotten any cheaper since then. Some European countries with government-funded health care were the first to try to find a way to lower the cost of appendicitis management. They attempted to treat ...

  • Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital CEO retires

    HAMILTON, Mont. — There's a change of guard at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton. After 30 years as chief executive officer, John Bartos is retiring. Bartos' last day will be June 30. The hospital's new chief executive officer is John Bishop. Bishop is currently the president of two critical care hospitals in central Oregon. He grew up in the Gallatin Valley and spent ...

  • Head of Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital retiring after 3 decades

    HAMILTON - The long-time head of Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital is retiring, stepping down after three decades of leading healthcare services in the Bitterroot. And his replacement is a Montana native who's returning to the state with several years of experience in rural healthcare systems. It's been expected that Chief Executive Office John Bartos would be stepping down this year, his 30th ...

  • Bartos retiring as CEO of Marcus Daly Hospital; new CEO from Oregon will start in May

    After 30 years at its helm, Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer John Bartos will step down at the end of June. Bartos’ retirement was announced Thursday to the more than 500 people employed by the hospital. “He’s done a great job over the last 30 years,” said Hospital Board Chair Bill Bean. “He understands it’s time to step back and be with his ...

  • 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 ...

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  • Childbirth Class

    Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital and its Medical Staff offers a Childbirth Preparation Class, that includes five 2 hr. sessions. The childbirth class covers all aspects of ...

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