Blog Posts in 2020

  • Donations to Daly Hospital Foundation, MDMH 'have made immediate impacts'

    Daly Hospital Foundation and Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital have received donations from the Bitterroot Valley community and beyond to help during this financially costly time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Daly Hospital Foundation Director of Philanthropy Stacie Duce said recent donations from the community and beyond have made immediate impacts. “What I’ve learned in the last two months is ...

  • Telemedicine proving popular tool during pandemic

    MISSOULA — It's a technology that's been around for several years. But the pandemic is showing both healthcare providers, and patients, this is telemedicine's moment. Montana's smaller hospitals have been advocating for the use of telemedicine as a means of bridging the gap between services and patients. But when the COVID-19 crisis arrived, telemedicine became an important ...

  • Daly Hospital and nurses play key role in pandemic, thank community for support

    National Hospital Week is following close on the heels of National Nursing Week and, of course, they have a lot to do with one another. This year, Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital and the nursing staff at the hospital and associated clinics have found themselves, like the rest of us, facing a pandemic crying out for a rapid and unprecedented response on everyone’s part. So this year, Kathy ...

  • Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital staff offer thanks to community

    Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital staff thanks the community as National Hospital Week begins, May 10 – 17, and a local nurse is honored for National Nurses Day, May 6. Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer Kathy Padilla shared the thoughts for all MDMH employees that the community is the hero and should be celebrated. “Our community is heroic, it has sacrificed over ...

  • 2020 Medical Scholarship - $4000

    Apply today; scholarship deadline has been extended to Monday, June 15, 2020! The Medical Scholarship is a one-time scholarship in the amount of $4,000 offered by Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital and the MDMH Medical Staff. Are you are currently enrolled in any mainstream health or medical field? If yes, apply for this $4000 scholarship. It can be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies. Any ...

  • Marcus Daly hospital to phase in elective surgeries

    Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital has begun phasing in elective surgeries and other procedures that have been on hold since the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The hospital’s CEO, John Bishop, thanked the community for its efforts to minimize the impacts of COVID-19 that allowed the hospital time to prepare for the reopening of these vital services. “We were fortunate that ...

  • Services reopening, with precautions, at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital

    HAMILTON — After weeks at a heightened state of alert for the pandemic, Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital begins to restore more services, although there are still full precautions to keep everyone safe. Starting Thursday, Marcus Daly Hospital said they're carefully beginning to restore full services at the main campus in Hamilton, and the outlying clinics in the Bitterroot Valley. ...

  • Daly Hospital is open!

    On Wednesday, April 22nd, the Governor announced a phased-in approach to reopening the state. The Montana Hospital Association (MHA) supported this approach and encouraged hospitals to develop strategies to return to doing elective surgeries and procedures as long as hospitals have adequate protective equipment for staff and appropriate patient and procedure testing protocols in place. “When ...

  • We Are Open and Here For You!

    On Wednesday, April 22nd, the Governor announced a phased-in approach to reopening the state. The Montana Hospital Association (MHA) supported this approach and encouraged hospitals to develop strategies to return to doing elective surgeries and procedures as long as hospitals have adequate protective equipment for staff and appropriate patient and procedure testing protocols in place. “When ...

  • Bitterroot gives online fundraiser will help local groups

    The annual 26-hour fundraiser " Bitterroot Gives " is happening Thursday, April 30, at 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, May 1st. Start out the month with support for over a dozen local Ravalli County organizations that are experiencing even more challenging economic times this year, due to the COVID-19 crisis. The site is part of the larger 'Missoula Gives' website. Thanks to the ...

  • Marcus Daly Hospital Respiratory Services up and running

    For Bitterroot valley residents experiencing acute respiratory distress, help is only a phone call away and, if appropriate, a same-day appointment can be made to be examined by a nurse or a doctor at the Respiratory Services center located at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton. The medical facility’s entrance is through a tent where the care team privately and safely sees two ...

  • Marcus Daly Hospital Offers Respiratory Help

    Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital has opened a new Respiratory Services area separate from the hospital building. Dr. April Weinberger, Chief of the Medical Staff, told KLYQ that the triage location (photo above) helps make the hospital safer by separating patients with communicable diseases such as influenza, COVID-19 and pertussis from the general hospital population. The main reason for the tent ...

  • Class and Event Cancellations

    Class and Event Cancellations We have decided it is in the best interest of our community members and hospital staff to cancel all Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital classes and events for the months of March, April and May; as well as the Daly Hospital Foundation Gala in July. We will continue to update this post with additional hospital-related cancellations. July Cancellations Include: July 11: Daly ...

  • Respiratory Services opens at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital

    Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital’s Bitterroot Physicians Clinic has opened a Respiratory Services location to serve patients experiencing acute respiratory symptoms, for the safety of the staff and patients, and to help community members feel comfortable going to the hospital during this coronavirus pandemic. Family Nurse Practitioner Katherine Dexter can usually be seen at the Marcus Daly ...

  • A Letter from the Daly Hospital Foundation: Donor support needed now more than ever

    A Letter from the Daly Hospital Foundation: Donor support needed now more than ever On behalf of the Daly Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, we are thinking of you and our generous supporters during this difficult time and sending best wishes for your health and well-being. As can be expected, the Daly Hospital Foundation’s philanthropic priorities have shifted in the last few weeks. We ...

  • Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital has prepared for COVID-19

    Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital (MDMH) has been closely monitoring the evolving situation of COVID-19. The Hospital's Incident Management Team began meeting before any known cases in Montana. According to Alida Merritt, RN, MSN, Infection Control Director for MDMH, "In response to COVID-19 surge in the State of Washington, and before the first presumptive positive case in Montana, Marcus ...

  • Father and son team up to make 3D masks for hospital

    AHamilton High School teacher and his son made masks from a 3D printer for healthcare workers to be certain they are ready to handle a crisis where Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is needed. On Friday, Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital received 60 of the hard-shell masks for the safety of hospital staff. “These masks are really cool. They fit comfortably, are not heavy and will be put to ...

  • Steps Marcus Daly Hospital has taken to prepare for COVID-19

    Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital (MDMH) has been closely monitoring the evolving situation of COVID-19. The Hospital’s Incident Management Team began meeting before any known cases in Montana. According to Alida Merritt, RN, MSN, Infection Control Director for MDMH, “In response to COVID-19 surge in the State of Washington, and before the first presumptive positive case in Montana, Marcus ...

  • Thank you Marcus Daly Hospital

    Thanks to Mr. Bishop and his team for having the foresight to close Marcus Daly Hospital to all visitors. By doing this, and by the diligence of the Bitterrooters in following the COVID-19 guidelines, our hospital is virus free. All across the nation, doctors, nurses, first responders, and other medical personnel have been hailed as heroes, and rightfully so. They have worked tirelessly through ...

  • Steps Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Has Taken to Prepare for COVID-19

    Steps Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Has Taken to Prepare for COVID-19 Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital (MDMH) has been closely monitoring the evolving situation of COVID-19. The Hospital's Incident Management Team began meeting before any known cases in Montana. According to Alida Merritt, RN, MSN, Infection Control Director for MDMH, "In response to COVID-19 surge in the State of ...

  • Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital prepares for COVID-19

    Hamilton's Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital has used these few weeks of low COVID-19 incidence in Ravalli County to do some preparation. On the hospital website, Administrator John Bishop introduced a list of measures the hospital staff has undertaken to address the COVID-19 threat. The hospital has already instituted a "No Visitor" policy and has postponed non-essential elective ...

  • No Visitors - Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital

    Over the past few weeks, Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital has had visitor restrictions in place. As COVID-19 continues to spread in surrounding areas and the Governor's orders get more stringent, it is our responsibility to do our part to keep our patients and staff safe. As of Wednesday, April 1st the “No Visitor” policy is in effect. During this time, no visitors can access our ...

  • Ravalli County Community Members Making Homemade Face Masks

    Wanting to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease caused by coronavirus, Ravalli County community members are stepping forward to do what they can to help. The sewing members of the community are sewing facemasks as a way to serve and put their stash of fabric and quilting tools to work. People wanting to help can pick up supplies and drop off completed masks at Patchwork Quilts in Hamilton. ...

  • Community Update: COVID-19

    Community Update: COVID-19 The Montana Department of Public Health has recently announced the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Ravalli County. I want our community to know that we have a team of experts working around the clock to keep our community, patients, and caregivers safe. As this situation evolves, one of our top priorities is to ensure that we keep our caregivers safe and ...

  • Postponement of Elective Surgeries

    Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital - Postpones Elective Surgeries Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital has made the difficult decision to postpone all elective surgeries and procedures. This will take effect at the conclusion of all scheduled cases on 3/20/20. This suspension will aid in conservation of valuable health care resources, will conserve the blood supply, and protect patients and healthcare ...

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Events

  • Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Blood Drive

    Blood Drive! 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCross.org and enter: marcusdaly to schedule an appointment. Event Flyer Talking ...

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