HAMILTON, Montana – In June of 1929 a small group of Ravalli county
citizens led by Margaret Daly gathered for the first board meeting of
what would become Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. Two years later the doors
of Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital would open to the public on July 1, 1931.
From this vision the Hospital has grown with services now located throughout
the bitterroot valley from Darby to Stevensville. Today the hospital employs
more than 650 caregivers and is home to 13 clinics in addition to our
flagship hospital in Hamilton, MT.
“As our community has grown so has our organization. From our roots
in Hamilton we have expanded to provide services throughout the Bitterroot.
Today we are excited to announce a new unifying brand and name Bitterroot
Health,” said John Bishop, CEO of Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital.
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital will take the name of Bitterroot Health
- Daly Hospital. Clinics and other outpatient services associated with
the hospital will align with the primary name of Bitterroot Health.
“With this change, we are also extremely excited to announce the
addition of two new locations to be built in Stevensville and Darby. Additional
information will be forthcoming for these two new locations,” said Bishop.
“We are proud of the legacy Margaret Daly established and we stand
on our history, the communities and services outside Hamilton continue
to grow, and we felt the need to reflect that with a new name that shows
our broader reach. This change isn’t about the future eclipsing
our past; it’s about reflecting that we serve everyone. The name
Bitterroot Health embraces Margaret’s mission to provide care for
all and is more inclusive of our 13 clinics, specialty departments and
our two new locations coming to Stevensville and Darby,” Bishop said.
Although the new name is being announced today, the official change will
take place over the next several months. “A change like this takes
time, especially because we want to ensure we’re doing this right
and honoring our past as we evolve and move forward,” said Christina
Voyles, Marketing Director for MDMH, who has previously managed health
“It’s common for entities to go through a name change when
they’ve grown and want to ensure that everything they provide is
clear. Currently MDMH has multiple different names and logos for our services
and locations; the public may not realize many of our departments are
part of a whole. This work will help solidify who we are and what we offer
our community,” said Voyles.
MDMH will be seeking community input on services and offerings for both
the Bitterroot Health – Stevensville, and Bitterroot Health –
Darby Scripps clinics. To be part of the discussion, please contact or call
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital has been providing care to the Bitterroot
Valley since 1931 and is committed to excellence in quality, accessible,
personalized healthcare. For more information about MDMH, please visit
www.mdmh.org, or call