Blog Posts in 2018

  • Healthy communities teach philanthropy young

    The first time a kid gets to sell cookie dough or raffle tickets for a good cause, it is undeniably thrilling to help fund something they believe to be important. After that the poor kids are tainted -- either by parental groans, cheap incentive gifts or the realization that soliciting is hard work. By high school, new motivations for community philanthropy and service projects include social fun, ...

  • Healthy communities sustained by generosity

    If the “Season of Giving” is now, Bitterrooters are once again guilty of over-achieving. The year 2018 will be remembered as a year of giving and healthy growth in our community with so many wonderful causes that pulled at our heart strings and opened our wallets. Together, we’ve supported children and adults fighting cancer and families recovering from unforeseen tragedies. ...

  • Bereavement Group Offers Validation and Support to members of our community following loss

    In our deepest grief, those who have loved and know loss, find the darkest and hardest days of our journey as humans. Grief is a difficult emotion to completely explain to those who have not experienced it, but it is without a doubt an emotion based in love. Having had the humbling experience of working with people in all stages of grief, it is easy to marvel at the power of loss to bring all ...

  • Colors of Cancer wrap up October events

    Eight last-day events are happening on Wednesday, Oct. 31, with the arrival of the final day for all donations to Daly Hospital Foundation’s Color of Cancer campaign to be matched Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. The battle against all cancers has been brought into the community conversation with the transformation of the annual October Breast Cancer awareness month “Sprinkle Pink” ...

  • Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital hosts class for cooking healthy meals

    November is National Diabetes Month. Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital wants to help residents make healthier choices when planning their holiday meals. On Thursday, Nov. 1, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., the hospital will host the “Cooking Up Healthy Holiday Meals” class. The class will offer some helpful tips to avoid the holiday pounds by learning how to create diabetes friendly and ...

  • Decorated windows for the MDMH Colors of Cancer month

    This year Sprinkle Pink has ignited into Colors of Cancer. Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital "Colors of Cancer" is raising awareness of all cancers, honoring those who are fighting and fundraising for the MDMH Foundation "Colors of Cancer" fund which will be used for care, treatment and diagnosis of cancer-related illness. This gallery showcases several businesses around town who ...

  • Creating awareness about childhood and colorectal cancer

    Sprinkle Pink for Breast Cancer awareness in the Bitterroot Valley has expanded to the Colors of Cancer inspiring Blue and Gold team leaders to step forward to raise funds to battle childhood and colon cancers. Gold team leader is Emmarita Skalsky at Evans Ace Hardware and Blue team leader is Justine Wagner at Naps Grill. Skalsky said the support by Ace employees and customers has been great. Ace ...

  • Supporting people of 'All Ages and Stages'

    A support group can be beneficial in many ways. Joining a support group can help you connect with others to exchange information, share feelings, or cope with various aspects of your diagnosis. Survivors can make a difference in a support group by using their knowledge and experience to help others. Earlier this year, a breast cancer support group was organized in Hamilton with the inspiration of ...

  • Colors of Cancer: Hamilton teacher battles Stage III breast cancer

    Hamilton teacher Echo Allison is on a journey to beat Stage III breast cancer. She teaches gifted students in kindergarten through fourth grade at Daly Elementary School and like every great teacher she is using life’s teachable moments. “The more awareness we have out there the better off we are,” Allison said. She said she draws inspiration from her aunt who went through cancer ...

  • Colors of Cancer - going for the cure

    Daly Elementary School teacher Echo Allison finds it a little embarrassing to talk about how a diagnosis of breast cancer has suddenly changed her life, affecting her family and her career in profound ways. “It’s kind of embarrassing,” she said, “but it’s bigger than me. This message needs to get out.” Her own faceoff with breast cancer began only a short time ...

  • Colors of Cancer Focus on Lavender Ribbon

    When the usual Sprinkle Pink for Breast Cancer awareness in the Bitterroot Valley expanded to the Colors of Cancer, one of the biggest advocates for the Pink Ribbon and breast cancer awareness chose to lead the Lavender Team representing all cancers. Susan Wetzsteon, Mikesell’s Fine Jewelry employee, has participated in Sprinkle Pink fundraising for seven years and starting with making a ...

  • MDMH Medical Scholarship Presented to PA Student

    Hamilton resident Alyssa Heath is the recipient of the 2018 Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital and Medical Staff Scholarship, and is enrolled in the physician assistant program at Rocky Mountain University. “I debated medical school for a long time, but I like that physician assistants can do a lot in medicine,” she said. “I like their scope of practice and I thought it just fit me ...

  • MDMH to Host Ahn Trio as Part of Health Education Series

    Join The Ahn Trio, Juilliard trained sisters and internationally known musicians, for a music and health class at 3 p.m., at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital on Friday, Oct. 5. The musicians will take attendees on a musical journey to teach the impact of music on overall well-being and how it can improve mood and memory and reduce stress and anxiety. Dr. Yvonne Corchesne, from Corvallis Family ...

  • Osteopenia and Osteoporosis Signs, Symptoms and Treatment Options

    Osteopenia and osteoporosis means “porous bones” causes bones to weaken and become brittle. Bones become so brittle that a fall from standing can cause a fracture, or bending over or even coughing can cause stress fractures. Osteoporosis related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist and spine. Bone is living tissue which is constantly being broken down and replaced. ...

  • Nutrition and Bone Health Across the Lifespan

    The Westernized diet is now found to be responsible for more and more degenerative diseases. It is well known the link between diet and increased risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. New research is now implicating diet and nutrition to osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease. This article focuses on bone health and osteoporosis. Bone health has become more important as ...

  • The Future of Medicine is Technology

    Most people are familiar with the phrase “An apple a day keeps the doctor away." This phrase first appeared in the mid 1800s, originating in Wales with the following phraseology “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread”. In the future, the phrase may change yet again to “Apple replaces Doctors.” In this last example, ...

  • Marcus Daly Physical Therapists Awarded Certified Clinical Specialist Designations

    Hamilton, MT, September 18, 2018 – Recently three physical therapists practicing at the Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Center were named board-certified clinical specialists in orthopedics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Specialist certification formally recognizes physical therapists who have demonstrated ...

  • Sprinkle the 'Colors of Cancer' this month

    If you don’t know what Sprinkle Pink is all about then you must be pretty new to the Bitterroot. Over the past seven years, Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital’s Sprinkle Pink campaign, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to provide free mammograms through the Aid to Mammography Fund. The program was so successful in focusing the community’s attention on the issue of breast ...

  • Sprinkle Pink expands to support all cancers

    Sprinkle Pink has exploded into the Colors of Cancer. In the Bitterroot Valley, the annual October Breast Cancer awareness month has been transformed to bring the battle against all cancers into community conversation. Since 2011, Sprinkle Pink has raised awareness of breast cancer, boosted the Aid for Mammography fund to $350,000 and and provided services to nearly 1,000 patients. “The ...

  • October is National Physical Therapy Month

    October is the time of year we recognize the profession of physical therapy and celebrate the varied services that physical therapists can provide within our community. This year, the American Physical Therapy Association ( apta.org ) has established a “#ChoosePT” campaign to bring increased awareness to the opioid epidemic and the role of PT in safely managing pain. The Centers for ...

  • MDMH adds mental health services

    Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital has added mental health services for improved patient care. Sarah Gabriel is the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Bitterroot Physicians Clinic. “I am dedicated to providing my clients with personalized and holistic treatments based on evidence and trauma informed care that will help them and their families gain control of their mental and ...

  • New mental health services at Bitterroot Physicians Clinic

    If you are suffering from depression or anxiety, there is a new mental health specialist working at the Bitterroot Physicians Clinic in Hamilton next to the Emergency Room services at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. Sarah Gabriel is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Certified Emergency Nurse. Gabriel went to nursing school in Cleveland, Ohio and then worked as a travelling nurse ...

  • Stretcher and Lift System on Ambulances

    Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Emergency Services ambulances received six battery-operated stretchers and power load systems that offer more patient comfort and provider safety. EMS Director Willy Torres said the stretchers are not common nationally but he predicts they will soon become the standard. “The reason is there is a bar in there that meets the standards of crash tests,” he ...

  • 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 ...

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Events

  • DHF Summer Gala 2019

    The Daly Hospital Foundation signature fundraising event will be held Saturday, July 13th on the grounds of the beautiful and historic Daly Mansion - celebrating the namesake ...

  • 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 1st, or Wednesday, August 7 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 1st, or Wednesday, August 7 th from 6 ...

  • Functional Strengthening Program

    The Functional Strengthening Program for Seniors is designed to teach older individuals in the community how to safely and effectively strengthen their muscles in order to ...

  • Marcus Daly Balance Program

    Older individuals are more likely to have impairments resulting in decreased balance and increase their risk of falling. This can result in being less independent at home and ...

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