Blog Posts in 2018

  • 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 ...

  • 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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Events

  • 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 ...

  • Heartsaver┬« First Aid, CPR and AED

    This is a two night class with First Aid the first night and CPR and AED the second night. It is video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills ...

  • All Valley High School & Middle School Male and Female Sports Physicals

    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 ...

  • All Valley High School & Middle School Male and Female Sports Physicals

    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 ...

  • Heartsaver┬« First Aid, CPR and AED

    This is a two night class with First Aid the first night and CPR and AED the second night. It is video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills ...

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