Blog Posts in 2018

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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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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