Blog Posts in 2019

  • Hamilton High School programs offer students hands-on experience

    Marie Antonioli’s Introduction to Health Science Careers class at Hamilton High School is filled with guest speakers and hands-on opportunities. It is part of the school’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Industrial Technical Education (ITE) programs that provide training and skill-building opportunities. Antonioli said each student selects a career they are interested in and ...

  • Surgeon: The need for full-time urology services in Bitterroot is obvious

    A new urologist at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital has been rapidly uncovering types of cancer in the Bitterroot Valley. Kellan Clark, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, started in August and said the need for full-time urology services in the valley is obvious. “We’re currently booking office appointments out to December and we’re booking surgeries well into November,” Dr. ...

  • Bitterroot woman battles breast cancer with the help of her community

    JJ Lewis and her husband, Jeff, own Bitterroot CrossFit Health and Wellness Center north of Hamilton. Last March, after a heavy workout, she was sitting on the couch and rubbing her chest thinking she had sore muscles when she felt a lump. “My mom is a 30-year breast cancer survivor and so I’ve been getting mammograms every year since I was 30,” she said. “My sister worked ...

  • Brain cancer survivor reminds us: sometimes cancer can be beaten

    Although many lives are lost every day from one sort of cancer or another, sometimes, with the right help at the right time, cancer can be beaten. Lori Meuchel is living proof. She’s a brain cancer survivor. Her doctors don’t talk about “remission.” The term they use is “cancer free.” Read the entire article here →

  • Surviving brain cancer: Colors of Cancer participant shares her experience

    Lori Meuchel’s brain cancer story began while she was at work, six years ago in August. As a 45-year-old preschool teacher, she had just completed visiting with a set of parents. While talking with her supervisor, she went blank for about 30 seconds. Read the entire article here →

  • 'Colors of Cancer' kicks off month of events

    October is Colors of Cancer month in the Bitterroot and it began in earnest last Tuesday at the Colors of Cancer “Food Truck” Lunch held in the Emergency Department parking lot at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. Proceeds generated from this Food Truck Lunch and all other Colors of Cancer events during October are donated to the Daly Hospital foundation and matched by Marcus Daly ...

  • Colors of Cancer: Spreading hope through a grassroots approach

    Sometimes the best approach of getting anything accomplished is sharing a fine idea and then getting out of the way as people step forward to do big things. That’s what happened with the Colors of Cancer campaign. Read the entire article here →

  • Colors of Cancer Campaign fundraising and awareness starts Tuesday

    This year's Colors of Cancer event will kickoff with a Food Truck Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital's Emergency Department Parking lot. Those who attend will be able to indulge in a variety of fabulous foods knowing while knowing their purchases are going to help enhance cancer services at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. Read the entire ...

  • 'Colors of Cancer' month kicks off with Food Truck Lunch

    The Colors of Cancer “Food Truck” Lunch will be held Monday, October 1st from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Emergency Department Parking lot. Indulge in a variety of fabulous foods knowing that your purchase is going to help enhance cancer services at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. Read the entire article here →

  • MDMH offering sports physicals

    Wednesday night will be the last chance for student athletes to get sports physicals and donate back to their schools through Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital's annual program. All male and female valley athletes in middle and high school are invited to the Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Center from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7. The sports physicals are good for the entire year. Students playing ...

  • Karsten Peterson receives Daisy Award for extraordinary nurses

    The first set of Daisy Award-nominated nurses were recognized at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital on Wednesday. Registered Nurse Karsten Peterson was announced as the first recipient of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Peterson works in the Emergency Department at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital and received his award in front of nearly 50 peers, family, friends and managers. See Full Article ...

  • Marcus Daly Hospital celebrates Daisy Awards

    Daisy bouquets bloomed in abundance at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital last week as hospital staff, administration and patients celebrated the 2019 Daisy Awards. The Daisy Award program is a worldwide initiative that rewards remarkable care, clinical skills and extraordinary compassion in nursing. The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by members of the family of Patrick Barnes. He was 33 ...

  • Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital offers sports physicals

    Every middle and high school athlete must pass a physical before they are allowed to practice or play. Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital and medical staff offers an easy opportunity to get those physicals. Athletes and their parents are invited to attend the annual sports physical program at Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Center from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, or Wednesday, Aug. 7, or to the ...

  • Karsten Peterson receives Daisy Award for extraordinary nurses

    The first set of Daisy Award-nominated nurses were recognized at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital on Wednesday. Registered Nurse Karsten Peterson was announced as the first recipient of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Peterson works in the Emergency Department at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital and received his award in front of nearly 50 peers, family, friends and managers. The Daisy Award ...

  • Volunteer Profile - Bonnie Roth, Hospital Auxiliary

    Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Volunteer Profile Bonnie Roth has been a Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer for over 15 years. We sat down to chat with Bonnie to find out what keeps her coming back and why more members of the Bitterroot Valley should volunteer with the Marcus Daly Pink Ladies. Name: Bonnie Roth Years Volunteering: 15 Why did you start volunteering at Marcus Daly? When ...

  • Best doc in the Bitterroot

    Dr. April Weinberger, a family practice physician at Corvallis Family Medicine and Chief Medical officer at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, has recently been voted Bitterroot’s Best Physician in a poll of community members. Weinberger grew up in rural Wisconsin and initially went to music school as a piano performance major. Then she had one of those “life changing moments” when ...

  • 4-H and Cloverbuds pay it forward with donations to MDMH emergency department

    Young members of a 4-H club paid it forward Tuesday for children visiting the hospital. Five Cloverbuds, age 7 and under, and 4-H members, age 8 and up, visited the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital’s Emergency department to donate “stuffies” and $205 for helmets. Five-year-old Madeline Farrenburg was the spokesperson on behalf of the Cloverbuds. “We are donating stuffies ...

  • Celebrating nurses

    As part of National Nurses Week, Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital participated with other regional hospitals and medical employers in a celebration of their nursing staffs by soliciting nominations for Nursing Awards based on letters of nomination submitted by their patients and peers. According to Marcus Daly’s Marketing and Communications Director, Amy James-Linton, the hospital performed ...

  • Nurses are the heart of health care

    In celebration of National Nurses week the Ravalli Republic and Missoulian asked the community to send in nominations about a nurse who made a difference in their life or the life of a loved one and what makes them an extraordinary nurse. Out of nearly 70 nurse nominations across Western Montana, eight work at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital — Todd Wohlman, Randy Yeargan, Heidi Baye, Michelle ...

  • Ribbon cut on new surgery center

    More than 650 people “crossed the red line” for a special tour of the new Surgery Center at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital’s open house last week. Chief of Surgery Dr. James Zubernis, Dr. Michael Dolecki, CEO John Bishop and Hospital Board Chair Lois Hedg-Peth all have a hand on the scissors as they perform what the Chief called the first major surgery in the new Surgery Center at ...

  • Marcus Daly's new Surgery Center brings state of the art medicine to Bitterroot

    HAMILTON – Robotic arms, “blue light” equipment and the latest computer-assisted medicine is all part of the dramatic change that’s coming to Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. It’s been quite the decade at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, as the Hamilton campus has been completely transformed with millions of dollars in upgrades laid out in a master plan. But perhaps the ...

  • Hundreds Tour Hamilton Hospital Surgery Center

    About one thousand people toured the new Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital surgical center Friday. With the facility nearing completion, the afternoon grand opening included self-guided tours "Behind the Red Line" - the areas that are strictly off-limits to the public to guard against contamination after the center officially opens. A ribbon cutting was held at 5:30 p.m. (see photo below) ...

  • Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital's surgery center grand opening draws hundreds

    People did not want to miss their one and only opportunity to cross the “red line” for a close-up look at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital’s shiny-new surgery center Friday afternoon. Before the doors opened, the line reached around the block. The hospital chief operating officer Troy Hanson was there when the people began the tour of the new $15 million surgery center that some ...

  • New Surgery Center at Daly Hospital to hold grand opening

    There is a chance coming up for the general public to do what will soon be forbidden, that is to walk across the Red Line at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital’s new Surgical Center, the line that stops anyone but qualified personnel from approaching the critical areas of the Operating Room (OR). Not only that, you will have a chance to see what the doctor sees when performing surgery. And what ...

  • Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital's surgery center sets grand opening

    Ravalli County residents will have what may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cross the “red line” in a surgery center while standing on their own two feet. Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital will celebrate the grand opening of its new $15 million surgery center with an open house on Friday, April 26 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. “It’s really a unique opportunity for ...

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Events

  • Free A1c Screening and Diabetes Class

    Are you and or a loved one diabetic or pre-diabetic? You’re not alone, we want to help you better understand diabetes. On Thursday, November 21st Dr. Meredith F. Ross of ...

  • Tips and Tricks to Better Back Health – Free Class

    Is back pain getting in the way of you enjoying life? Learn about back pain, how to decrease pain, increase function, and when to seek help for the pain. We want you to enjoy ...

  • How to Eliminate Neck Pain – Free Class

    Suffering from neck pain? Learn about the many treatment options available to you, ranging from holistic approaches, injections, and minimally invasive treatment options only ...

  • Bust the Heart Health Myths – Free Class

    Frequently Asked Questions in Cardiology: It is time to bust the myths around cardiology! Want to know about whether to take aspirin, cholesterol treatment, and the highs and ...

  • Simple Steps To Protecting the Skin You Are In – Free Class

    Concerned about a mole, dealing with acne, worried about frostbite or aging skin – want to have healthy skin? Join Dr. Angela Covington to learn about some of the most ...

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