ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements
October 28, 2014
Five Bozeman Deaconess Health Group Clinics Earn Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition
Bozeman Deaconess Health Services is pleased to announce that the National Committee for Quality Assurance has honored five Bozeman Deaconess Health Group (BDHG) clinics by recognizing them as Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH). Bozeman Deaconess Belgrade Clinic was recognized as a Level 3 PCMH for the first time, while recognition...
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October 21, 2014
National Study: Bozeman Deaconess Health Services Named America’s 100 Best for Pulmonary Care
Bozeman Deaconess announced today that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care. Healthgrades, a leading online resource helping consumers compare physicians, hospitals and care, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions and identified the...
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September 24, 2014
BDHS Acquires Clinical Research Group of Montana
Bozeman Deaconess Health Services is pleased to announce it recently acquired Clinical Research Group of Montana (CRGMT). CRGMT will continue to operate under its current structure. Clinical Research Group of Montana conducts dedicated drug and device clinical trials in the Gallatin Valley. Studies are done to ensure the efficacy and safety of...
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September 12, 2014
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital re-verified as Trauma Center by American College of Surgeons
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital (BDH) has been re-verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. In a recent review of...
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August 21, 2014
Notice Regarding Unwanted Solicitation Calls Appearing to Originate from BDHS
Recently individuals throughout the U.S. have been receiving unwanted calls soliciting personal and financial information from phone numbers associated with the Montana area code (406). Caller ID spoofing is a malicious technique where a caller masquerades as someone else by falsifying the number that appears on the recipient's caller ID. Some...
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August 13, 2014
Free and Reduced Cost Health Screenings Coming to Big Sky
Annual Health Screening Day serves adults The annual Bozeman Deaconess Health Screening Day in Big Sky is coming on Thursday, August 28, from 8 am to 1 pm. Free screenings available will include blood pressure, body mass, glucose and bone density, along with other health education materials. Additionally, reduced-cost lab work will...
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August 4, 2014
Say Hello to our New Physicians
We would like to welcome Drs. Zachary Meyers and Holly Omar, who are now seeing patients at Bozeman Deaconess Health Group. Zachary Meyers, MD, joins Bozeman Deaconess Family Medicine. Dr. Meyers graduated from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland and completed his internship and residency at Montana Family Medicine Residency...
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July 25, 2014
Dr. John Patterson is retiring!
Happy Retirement Dr. Patterson! After 39 years, Dr. John Patterson is retiring as Bozeman Deaconess Health Services medical staff's longest serving physician. Please help us wish him well! Please Join Us! Tuesday, July 29 :: 5 pm—7 pm Bozeman Deaconess Atrium :: 915 Highland Blvd.
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June 26, 2014
Bozeman Deaconess Named One of 100 Great Community Hospitals
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital has been named of the nation’s “100 Great Community Hospitals” by Becker’s Hospital Review, based on the hospital’s accolades, quality of care, and services provided to patients. Hospitals named to the list all have fewer than 550 beds and minimal teaching programs, and many are located in rural areas....
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June 26, 2014
The Buzz About Autoimmune Disease by Dr. Melissa Reily
“Autoimmune disease” is a buzz word these days, but are you left wondering what it’s all about? Have you thought you might have an autoimmune disease? Or, have you been diagnosed and wondering about treatment options? Melissa Reily, MD, of Bozeman Deaconess Rheumatology will discuss what constitutes an autoimmune disease, common...
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May 14, 2014
New Guidelines for Hypertension
When uncontrolled or poorly controlled, hypertension, or high blood pressure, can lead to heart attacks, strokes and chronic kidney disease. Dr. Gerald Groggel of Bozeman Deaconess Nephrology will explain the new treatment guidelines for hypertension, how it alters treatment options and what that could mean for your health. Thursday, May 15, 2014 5:30 pm Bitterroot...
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May 7, 2014
Spring Into Good Health with Weight Loss Strategies
If you're ready for weight loss strategies that work, join physicians Todd Harris, DO, and Melissa Wolf, MD for a great discussion on lifestyle strategies for weight loss and long-term weight maintenance. Well discuss individualized weight loss plans that can be customized just for you and answer your weight loss questions. Come...
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April 25, 2014
Bozeman Deaconess Medical Oncology and Infusion Center Patient Treatment Area To Move During Construction
Starting Monday, April 28 and until further notice, Bozeman Deaconess Medical Oncology and Infusion Center patients will be seen in Suite 2180 (formerly the Alpine Orthopedics suite) in Highland Park 2 as construction on the Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center expansion project begins. Radiation oncology patients will continue to be seen in...
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April 17, 2014
Advanced Care Planning for Serious Illness
Advance Care Planning is an important part of your health care experience. Dr. Kathryn Borgenicht of Bozeman Deaconess Internal Medicine Associates and staff from Bozeman Deaconess Palliative Care and Spiritual Care will talk about advanced care planning and the new POLST forms that went into effect on March 1, 2014. There will...
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April 2, 2014
Bozeman Deaconess Shines a Light on Autism
Nearly one child in 90 in the U.S. has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from the Center for Disease Control. ASD affects more than two million people in this country, and almost five times more boys than girls. Many with ASD have not been diagnosed due...
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March 25, 2014
Montana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Award
The Montana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently was selected as the winner of the AAP 2014 Outstanding Small Chapter Award at the annual meeting in Chicago. “This is a really great accomplishment for our chapter,” said vice president of MT AAP Pepper Henyon, MD, of Bozeman Deaconess Pediatrics....
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March 24, 2014
Annual Health Screening Day at Bozeman Deaconess Health Services this Saturday
As part of its mission “To improve community health and quality of life,” Bozeman Deaconess Health Services once again is holding its annual Health Screening Day on Saturday, March 29, from 7 am-1 pm, offering free and reduced price health screening and wellness tips for the whole family. Many of the...
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March 5, 2014
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital Named One of the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. Bozeman Deaconess Hospital is one of only 20 hospitals to earn this award in the Small Community Hospital category out...
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March 3, 2014
Bozeman Deaconess Health Group Welcomes Dr. Shaneyfelt
Steven Shaneyfelt, MD, and his nurse, Michaela McAvoy, RN, of Shaneyfelt Gastroenterology are joining Bozeman Deaconess GI Clinic, a clinic of Bozeman Deaconess Health Group. Dr. Shaneyfelt will work together with Drs. Kathryn Lynch and Brian Landsverk in treating digestive issues and gastrointestinal diseases. As of March 3, Dr. Shaneyfelt will see...
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February 5, 2014
Gallatin Heart Rescue Celebrates Successes of Unsung Heroes Performing Hands Only CPR
What began two years ago as a local effort to help heart attack victims survive while waiting for medical attention has grown into a state-wide program in which 12,000 individuals have been taught to perform the life-saving technique of Hands Only CPR. Gallatin Heart Rescue (GHR) will celebrate its second anniversary on...
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February 4, 2014
A Day for Us: Workshops for Women hosted by Bozeman Deaconess Womens Center
Taking care of family, work and community takes a lot of a womans time. Every woman deserves to stop occasionally to take care of herself. In 2014, women of all ages will have four opportunities to take a Saturday morning off, just for themselves, at A Day for Us: Workshops for...
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January 16, 2014
What to Do About the Winter Blues
If you feel the ‘winter blues’ coming on, don’t tough it out on your own. Many people, who live in the northern latitudes, such as in Montana, suffer from a type of depression referred to as Seasonal Affect Disorder (SAD). Dr. Connie Hahn of Bozeman Deaconess Family Medicine has good news...
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January 14, 2014
Bozeman Deaconess Foundation Announces Hospitality Auction Theme
Bozeman Deaconess Foundation has announced that its 14th Annual Hospitality dinner and auction will feature a medieval theme presenting décor, menu and ambiance of days gone by. Proceeds will go toward the Bozeman Deaconess Heart Center to transition from analogue to digital technology in the cardiac catheterization lab. Knights and Ladies are...
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January 13, 2014
The Weight of the Nation
In the United States, 68 percent of adults age 20 and older are overweight or obese, while 31.7% of the nation’s children and adolescents ages two to 19 are overweight or obese. Obesity contributes to five of the 10 leading causes of death in America, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes,...
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January 9, 2014
New Bozeman Deaconess Health Group VP
Chris Darnell left sunny South Carolina to become the new Bozeman Deaconess Health Group vice president during the coldest week yet of winter, but the weather hasn’t chilled his enthusiasm for the new job. “Everyone has been so warm in welcoming me,” Darnell said. “I am impressed with the talent, teamwork and...
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January 8, 2014
Cancer Center's New Linear Accelerator
The new, state-of-the-art linear accelerator is now online and operational at Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center. The Varian Trilogy linear accelerator, housed in a newly constructed vault within the Cancer Center, provides the most advanced radiation treatment available for patients. The linear accelerator includes a built-in CT scanner that enables medical staff to...
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December 19, 2013
Bozeman Deaconess Announces Langlas and Associates
Bozeman Deaconess Health Services has selected Langlas and Associates as the General Contractor for pre-construction planning and construction of the Big Sky Medical Center to be built in Big Sky Town Center. Langlas & Associates, Inc. is a second generation family-owned business established in 1973. The company has two fully staffed offices...
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December 5, 2013
Bozeman Deaconess to Open Operational Offices for Big Sky Medical Center
Bozeman Deaconess to Open Operational Offices for Big Sky Medical Center Also to Host an Open House during Big Sky Christmas Stroll In preparation for the Big Sky Medical Center, Bozeman Deaconess Health Services (BDHS) has leased new office space in Big Sky Town Center. The new offices will provide an operations base...
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December 4, 2013
Visitor Restrictions Related to Influenza Enforced at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital
Effective Wednesday, December 4, visitor restrictions at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital are in effect due to the influenza virus. Children under the age of 18 are asked not to visit the hospital, as they are most susceptible to this virus. Children are, however, allowed in physician clinics on the Highland Health Park/Bozeman...
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November 26, 2013
Lymphatic Massage Offered At Synergy
Bozeman Dea¬coness Synergy Medical Spa + Weight Loss Center is offer¬ing a new de-toxifying mas¬sage technique that will help clean out your system and expel lingering chemicals. Lymphatic Drainage with Reflexology Massage is performed by licensed massage therapists Magen Benzinger and Richelle Cannon, who were recently trained in the procedure. The...
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November 26, 2013
New Medical Office Building in the Works
Bozeman Deaconess Health Services is expanding its facilities due to increases in providers and staff and demand for their services. A new medical office building, Highland Park 5, will be built directly south of Highland Park 2, and will consist of 50,000 square feet in three stories to house existing and new...
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November 18, 2013
Low Dose Chest CT Scan for Lung Cancer Screening
Cancer screenings are designed to catch cancer in its earliest stages, when it is most treatable. For example, mammograms look for breast cancer and PSA screens for prostate cancer. Until recently, however, there wasn’t a good screening tool for the most common cancer killer in America: lung cancer. Bozeman Deaconess Hospital and...
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October 25, 2013
Bozeman Deaconess Earns Top Award For Quality
Bozeman Deaconess Health Services has earned the Quality Achievement Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health for the sixth year in a row. BDHS was one of only three hospitals in the state to win Mountain-Pacific’s highest award this year. “This honor recognizes the continuous commitment of all our employees and medical staff to...
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October 23, 2013
Bozeman Deaconess Health Services Recognized By Healthgrades
Bozeman Deaconess Health Services today announced that it has received the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for 2014 and has been recognized by Healthgrades for clinical excellence in Orthopedic, Pulmonary and Gastrointestinal Care. Bozeman Deaconess is currently the only hospital in Montana to receive the2013 Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Bozeman Deaconess...
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October 22, 2013
Bozeman Deaconess Diabetes Center Earns National Recognition
Bozeman Deaconess Diabetes Center has earned three-year recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA’s Diabetes Recognition Program recognizes clinicians who have met standards demonstrating delivery of high-quality care to patients with diabetes. Bozeman Deaconess Diabetes Center providers Michael Vlases, MD; Sebastian White, NP; and Leslee Jones, PA-C, were linked...
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October 11, 2013
MJ Murdock Charitable Trust Grants $250,000 to Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center
Bozeman Deaconess Foundation is proud to announce the approval of a $250,000 top-off grant from the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust of Vancouver, WA to expand radiation oncology services at Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center. This grant is designated toward the special vault which will house the new, state-of-art Linear Accelerator. ...
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October 9, 2013
Meet Cindy Sharp, MD
Cindy Sharp, MD, has joined Bozeman Deaconess Bridger Internal Medicine. A graduate of the University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine, Dr. Sharp completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Alabama and a fellowship in nephrology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She began her...
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October 9, 2013
Bozeman Deaconess Health Services Offers Mammo Day
To mark National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bozeman Deaconess Health Services is designating October 17th as Mammo Day to promote the importance of getting regular mammograms. Mammograms can identify breast cancer in its earliest stages, when chances of successful treatment are greatest. Mammo Day stations will be located throughout the Bozeman...
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October 8, 2013
Katherine Mistretta has joined Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center
Katherine Mistretta, MN, APRN, FNP-BC, has joined the Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center and Palliative Care Services as a nurse practitioner. Mistretta earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing, Certificate in nursing education and Master of Science in nursing from Montana State University. She has been employed at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital since...
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October 7, 2013
Bozeman Deaconess Celebrates Women
Busy women often don’t take the time to take care of themselves. To change that, Bozeman Deaconess Women’s Center is encouraging women to take the morning or afternoon of Saturday, October 12, and participate in a new women’s wellness day, All About Women, in the BDHS conference rooms. “Our goal is to...
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October 2, 2013
United Luv Donates iPads to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital for Patient Use
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital patients will soon have access to iPads to be used during their treatments and hospital stays thanks to a generous donation by United Luv. Ryan Eaton, a budding graphic designer, was given an iPad by his parents, Vicki and Sheldon Eaton of Billings, to use while he was undergoing...
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September 23, 2013
Kohl’s Department Stores Donates $9,792 To Bozeman Deaconess For Healthy Living Education Program
Bozeman Deaconess Health Services, with financial support from Kohl’s Cares®, is helping kids learn to choose nutritious foods, eat better and live a healthy lifestyle through Kohl’s Kids Eat Smart during the Women’s Fall Expo at Montana State University’s Strand Union Building Ballrooms, from 10 am to 5 pm on September...
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September 16, 2013
New Options in Pain Management
Pain is the most common reason to seek medical care, and is the least understood aspect of health care, according to Kathryn Borgenicht, MD, of Bozeman Deaconess Internal Medicine Associates. That’s why Dr. Borgenicht, chair of the Hospital Pain Committee, and fellow committee members have introduced several new pain therapies at...
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September 16, 2013
Kohl’s Cares about Kids, and so does BDHS
Bozeman Deaconess Health Services, with financial support from Kohl’s Cares®, will be helping kids learn to choose nutritious foods, eat smart and live a healthy lifestyle through Kohl’s Care cooking classes and the Kohl’s Kids Eat Smart program. All classes will be held in the BDHS conference rooms, 4:00-5:30 pm. These free classes...
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September 9, 2013
Kirsten Drake, PA-C, has joined Bozeman Deaconess Women’s Specialists
Kirsten Drake, PA-C, has joined Bozeman Deaconess Women’s Specialists as a physician assistant. Since April 2011, Drake has been a pre-surgery assessment coordinator for Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. She earned her Masters of Science in physician assistant studies at Idaho State University, and worked in Havre as a physician assistant in family...
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September 9, 2013
Organ Transplants by Dr. Gerald Groggel, Bozeman Deaconess Nephrology
Dr. Gerald Groggel of Bozeman Deaconess Nephrology will talk about organ transplants, when they are needed and why everyone is not a candidate. Dr. Groggel will explain how you are put on the wait list, how to prepare for a transplant and what you can expect afterward. This presentation is free and open...
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July 23, 2013
Let's Get Physical!
Hard to believe, but the fall sports season is just around the corner. And that means it’s time for your child’s sports exams. At Bozeman Deaconess Health Group, we offer two different sports physicals depending on you and your child’s needs. A sports physical (or pre-participation physical examination) assesses your teen’s health...
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July 23, 2013
Let's Get Healthy!
The types of foods you and your youngster choose are important to your overall health. Dr. Pepper Henyon and Bozeman Deaconess Dietitian Saralyn Spaulding, RD, LN, will be here to make this a little easier, helping you learn how to make good food choices for good health. Your family will learn the...
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July 15, 2013
NOW OFFERING GREATER ACCESS TO SLEEP MEDICINE
We’ve dramatically expanded our access and capabilities for sleep medicine in order to meet community need. We are pleased to announce Elizabeth Ansley, PA-C will be joining Anders Persson, PhD, MD, to provide care for sleep medicine patients. Dr. Persson is board certified in Sleep Disorders Medicine. And, Elizabeth Ansley has been...
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July 15, 2013
Meet Dr. Lisa Marie Todd
Individuals with changes in physical function resulting from spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis and other neuro-degenerative diseases benefit from specialized treatment. Thats why were happy to have Lisa Marie Todd, MD, who is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, practicing at Bozeman Deaconess Internal Medicine Associates. Changes in physical...
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June 26, 2013
Bozeman Deaconess Earns Five-Star Rating for Community Value
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital has earned a 2013 Five-Star Award for Community Value for scoring in the top 20% among more than 1400 similar hospitals nationwide in an evaluation by Cleverley + Associates, a leading healthcare financial consulting firm. The Community Value Index, created in 2003 to provide a measure of the...
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June 20, 2013
Health Maintenance: An Owner’s Manual for Men by Michael Spinelli, MD
When it comes to your car, would you skip an oil change, delay an annual tune-up or decide to ignore that “knocking” in your car’s engine? Of course not! So why would you choose to put off your OWN health maintenance tune-up? Dr. Michael Spinelli, Bozeman Deaconess Spinelli...
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June 12, 2013
Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group
Patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis can join a new support group at Bozeman Deaconess Health Services. Meetings will be held once every quarter, beginning Wednesday, June 12.
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June 6, 2013
A warm welcome to Family Practice Associates
FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES JOINS BOZEMAN DEACONESS HEALTH GROUP ON JUNE 1. Welcome to the physicians and staff of Family Practice Associates. Doctors Peder Anderson, Tracy Fairbanks, Thomas Hildner, Cathy Grace, Colette Kirchhoff, and Luke Omohundro and their staff have served the Gallatin Valley for over 30 years and will continue to provide...
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May 16, 2013
Osteoporosis Screening, Prevention and Treatment by Melissa Reily, MD
Osteoporosis is a silent disease. Its important to know the risks and when to be screened for this disease. Medications are sometimes indicated, and lifestyle changes can reduce ones risk. Dr. Melissa Reily of Bozeman Deaconess Rheumatology will review the latest recommendations for screening, treatment, and prevention of osteoporosis. Join Dr. Reily...
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May 15, 2013
Bozeman Deaconess Earns STAR Program Certification
Today, Bozeman Deaconess Health Services announced it has earned its STAR Program Certification from Oncology Rehab Partners, leading experts in the field of survivorship care. By becoming STAR Program Certified, Bozeman Deaconess Rehabilitation Services is recognized as offering excellent cancer rehabilitation services to its patients who suffer from debilitating side effects...
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May 6, 2013
Sports Physicals for Kids
A sports physical can ensure the safety of your student athlete. Montana requires a pre-participation physical with your healthcare provider to make sure their bodies are ready for the season ahead. Done properly, the exam includes: Careful family history focusing on any evidence of early heart problems. Past medical history identifying existing...
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May 6, 2013
Skin Cancer Prevention
Summer is coming and the tendency is to shed some layers and feel the sunshine. Its warmth can boost our spirits, but remember, it comes with a dangerous trade-off. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends using a sunscreen SPF 15 or higher along with these other prevention tips: • Do not let your...
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April 26, 2013
Governor to Visit Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center Monday, April 29 for Signing Ceremony of SB55 Cancer Clinical Trials Bill
Governor Steve Bullock will be in Bozeman on Monday, April 29 at 10 am at Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center for a signing ceremony to celebrate the passage of Senate Bill 55, an act clarifying that issuers of health insurance coverage may not deny routine patient costs for individuals in an approved...
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April 10, 2013
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital among the Top 15% in the Nation
Today, Bozeman Deaconess Hospital announced it has been named one of a select group of hospitals identified as providing outstanding performance in the delivery of a positive experience for patients during their hospital stay, as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with...
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April 6, 2013
Hurdle training at 2013 Family Wellness Day
In the Kids Activity room at the annual family wellness day, staff from Bozeman Deaconess Pediatrics asked kids to race against the clock to win a gold medal in the hurdle race. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj4RlhsicSA
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April 4, 2013
Take Care of Your Kidneys
April is National Kidney Month, and Bozeman Deaconess Health Services encourages you to maintain your kidney health. More than 26 million American adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD), and most don’t even know it. Millions of others are at increased risk for developing CKD and its complications. CKD increases your chance of...
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April 4, 2013
FAMILY WELLNESS SCREENING AND HEALTHY, HAPPY KIDS DAY THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 6
This Saturday, April 6, plan to attend Bozeman Deaconess Health Services (BDHS) for a day dedicated to the health and wellness of your family. The event will feature a variety of health and laboratory screenings for both adults and children as well as safety, exercise and nutrition activities specifically for children....
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April 3, 2013
Clinical Trial Bill Passes
Cancer patients across Montana got good news last month when the State Legislature approved SB55 requiring insurance coverage for patients participating in clinical trials. Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center oncologist Jack Hensold, MD, and a number of his patients will be on hand this month for the ceremony when Gov. Steve Bullock...
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April 1, 2013
Scott Steinfeldt has joined Bozeman Deaconess Internal Medicine Associates
Scott Steinfeldt has joined Bozeman Deaconess Internal Medicine Associates as Clinic Manager. For the past five years, he was chief operating officer of Heritage Radiology Solutions and senior vice president of Heritage Health Solutions, both veteran-owned businesses in Dallas, TX. Steinfeldt spent seven years as administrator for Maui Radiology Associates in...
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March 29, 2013
Bozeman Deaconess Turns Blue in April for Autism Awareness
Nearly one child in 90 in the United States has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder according to estimates from the Center for Disease Control’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. Autism spectrum disorder affects more than two million people in this country and is almost five times more...
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February 28, 2013
Eat, Live, Play!
If your child has struggled with weight issues, a program founded by Pepper Henyon, MD, of Bozeman Deaconess Pediatrics can help you and your child learn to develop a healthier lifestyle. “Eat, Live, Play” is a 12-week motivational course offered jointly by Bozeman Deaconess Health Services and the Gallatin Valley YMCA...
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February 26, 2013
Cardiologist Blair Erb, MD, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology
Cardiologist Blair Erb, MD, of Bozeman Deaconess Cardiology Consultants, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for a five-year term (2013-2018). ACC is a 43,000-member medical society of cardiovascular professionals dedicated to the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines. Dr. Erb previously...
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February 11, 2013
Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center Celebrates Clinical Cancer Trials Awareness Month
Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can be a startling moment, but now, thanks to an enormous number of cancer drugs being tested around the world, patients can be part of the search for better treatments, and ultimately a cure. Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center offers patients access to numerous clinical trials thanks in...
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February 4, 2013
Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center was awarded a full three-year accreditation
Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center was awarded a full three-year accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons/Commission on Cancer in December, with particular citation for compliance in outcomes analysis, prevention and early detection, staff education and quality improvements, among other areas. By undertaking this voluntary evaluation, the Cancer Center demonstrated...
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February 4, 2013
Bozeman Deaconess Pediatrics nominated for the AAP 2013 Best Small Chapter Award
The Montana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) works hard to help keep Montana kids healthy and safe. Their efforts recently have been recognized with a nomination for the AAP 2013 Best Small Chapter Award. “This is really exciting,” said Pepper Henyon, MD, of Bozeman Deaconess Pediatrics who recently was...
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January 4, 2013
New Emergency Department Set to Open at Bozeman Deaconess
Phase II of the expansion and remodel of Bozeman Deaconess Health Services Emergency Services Department is complete and ready to open. Before the first patients arrive, however, members of the public are invited to see how their generous contributions helped create this state-of-the-art facility. A community open house will be held on...
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January 2, 2013
Health Check Reminders for 2013
One important task for your 2013 to-do list is check with your healthcare provider to see if you are up-to-date with preventive adult cancer screenings. Not caught up? Work with your provider to develop a specific preventive health screening plan tailored for you. That way you can be sure you are current, and informed, about...
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November 30, 2012
CNOR Strong and Growing Stronger
Operating room nurses can make all the difference to a patient undergoing surgery, so Bozeman Deaconess Health Services is pleased to announce it has earned the CNOR® Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). The CNOR Strong designation is given to facilities in which at least 50% of its...
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November 19, 2012
Family Centered Care Now Offered At BDHS
Bozeman Deaconess Maternal-Newborn Services is being reborn, with a new focus on caring for new families. Starting this month, patients in the Bozeman Deaconess Maternal-Newborn will receive “family centered care” from one designated nurse per shift who cares for both mother and baby during their entire hospital stay. Previously, one nurse...
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November 8, 2012
Winter Injury Prevention and Treatment
Winter is upon us. Here are some tips to keep you healthy during the snowy/icy season. by Physical Therapist Kenna Sikveland, Bozeman Deaconess Rehabilitation Services Develop Safe Walking Habits
  • Pay attention to the ground underfoot while walking sunlight, shadows, recent snow removal activity, frozen ruts, curbs, steps and other obstacles
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November 1, 2012
November is American Diabetes Month
The healthcare providers at Bozeman Deaconess Diabetes Center want to remind individuals, communities and families that diabetes is a serious matter. Diabetes, un-managed, can damage many parts of the body, leading to heart attacks, strokes, amputation, blindness, and kidney failure and nerve damage. “Diabetes prevalence continues to rise at...
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October 22, 2012
New online interactive tool for parents
The family medicine and pediatric doctors at Bozeman Deaconess Health Group would like to share a new interactive online tool. Find this resource link about topics such as food & feeding, routines & schedules and sleep for kids 0 to 5 years old under Patient Information. This fun informative resource is...
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October 22, 2012
Halloween Safety Tips
Autumn events like Halloween and Fall Festivals are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating and attend parties. You can have fun, and stay safe, by following these tips:
  • Kids in costume need to be seen on Halloween. Apply strips of reflective tape to the front and back of your
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October 15, 2012
Lisa Marie Todd MD Joins Bozeman Deaconess Internal Medicine Associates as a Rehabilitation Physician
Lisa Marie Todd MD joined Bozeman Deaconess Internal Medicine Associates as a rehabilitation physician. She sees patients with chronic neurological diseases, post-stroke, amputations, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Changes in physical function affect many areas of patients’ lives and raise questions regarding how to maximize physical abilities, retain as...
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October 1, 2012
In-patient dialysis now available at Bozeman Deaconess Health Services
Beginning in October, hospital in-patients at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital no longer need to be transferred to another community to receive dialysis services, thanks to the efforts of Bozeman Deaconess Hospital and Gerald Groggel, MD, FACP of Bozeman Deaconess Nephrology and Medical Director of Fresenius Medical Care Bozeman Dialysis Center. "What this means...
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September 4, 2012
Wildfires Effects on Breathing

“The decrease in ambient air quality associated with the wildfires in our mountains has brought on runny noses, coughing and eye irritation in many people in our community,” says Anders Persson, PHD, MD, of Bozeman Deaconess Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care. “The smoke can induce bronchospasm in people with asthma or COPD, making

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September 4, 2012
Bozeman Deaconess Foundation’s Historic Cornerstone Campaign Exceeds $9 Million Goal
Four years ago, Bozeman Deaconess Foundation (BDF) began the process of organizing an ambitious capital campaign in support of a new, expanded Emergency Services Department. Today the foundation announced that the campaign has exceeded its $9 million goal, successfully concluding the most significant fundraising effort in the 101 year history of...
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August 13, 2012
Advanced Medical Imaging First In Montana to Offer Tomosynthesis Screening for Breast Cancer
Technological breakthroughs change the way we deal with disease, and the latest is helping detect breast cancer earlier, increasing a woman’s chances of survival. Advanced Medical Imaging (AMI), located in the Bozeman Deaconess Health Services complex, will be the first breast imaging center in Montana to offer tomosynthesis, or 3D...
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August 1, 2012
Clinics are first in State of Montana to earn Level III Medical Home Recognition
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that four Bozeman Deaconess Health Group primary care practices have received recognition from the Physician Practice Connections Patient-Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMH) program for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term participative relationships. Notably, the Bozeman Deaconess Health Group...
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August 1, 2012
Bozeman Deaconess Board of Trustees Announces Davidson as Interim CEO
Today the Board of Trustees of Bozeman Deaconess Health Services announced that Gordon Davidson has been appointed interim CEO of the organization. Davidson has held the position of Chief Financial Officer of BDHS for 25 years and previously served as the organization’s interim CEO during an executive search phase in the...
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July 19, 2012
Bozeman Deaconess Awarded an “A” for Patient Safety by Hospital Safety Score
Bozeman Deaconess Health Services was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The Hospital Safety Score was calculated using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections. U.S. hospitals...
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July 9, 2012
Phase I of Emergency Department Opens July 10
Walls are up, floors are finished, equipment is in place. Phase I of the newly constructed Bozeman Deaconess Emergency Department is ready to receive patients in 19 state-of-the-art examination rooms, most of which are dedicated to specific medical needs. “With the new Emergency Department, we can deliver better care through increased efficiency,”...
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June 25, 2012
Bozeman Deaconess To Recognize Extraordinary Nurses
Nurses at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital are being honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. The first award recipients are Anna Dennis, LVN, and Janie Sukut, RN, both of whom were nominated by a...
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June 24, 2012
Extra Effort at Immunization Pays Off for Bozeman Deaconess Family Medicine and Pediatric
Bozeman Deaconess Family Medicine and Pediatrics was awarded a 2011 Lighthouse Award for Innovation and Excellence in Immunization from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. The award, presented to a medical clinic in recognition of an outstanding immunization project, recognizes strategies that are evidence-based, evaluated for success and able...
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June 21, 2012
Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center Chosen as Clinical Research Site
Bozeman may be far from major metropolitan medical centers but that doesn't prevent our patients from accessing the latest in cutting edge cancer care. Through its affiliation with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center recently was invited, by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) to join NCCN’s Affiliate...
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June 14, 2012
ActNOW! Diabetes Prevention Program Accepting Referrals
A new program that is proven to reduce the risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease is now accepting patient referrals. Bozeman Deaconess Diabetes Center is sponsoring a 16-week course targeting persons most at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The ACT NOW! Your Actions Today Can Prevent Diabetes Tomorrow program, offered by...
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May 22, 2012
Dr. Gerald Groggel named Medical Director of the Fresenius Medical Care Bozeman Dialysis Center
Bozeman Deaconess Health Services announced today that Nephrologist Gerald Groggel, MD, FACP, of Bozeman Deaconess Nephrology has been named Medical Director of the Fresenius Medical Care Bozeman Dialysis Center as of May 1. Dr. Groggel, who is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology, is a graduate of Wayne State University...
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April 25, 2012
New Treatment Available For Overactive Bladder Relief
New Treatment Available For Overactive Bladder Relief Non-Pharmaceutical Therapy Now Offered at Bozeman Deaconess Urological Associates Over 34 million people in the United States suffer from overactive bladder with symptoms such as urgency and frequency of urination. Typical treatment may include patient education, dietary changes, addressing bowel problems, urge suppression techniques, and...
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April 2, 2012
Healthy Ways to Promote a Child’s Healthy Weight
Jacqueline Sikoski, MS,RD,LN with Michele Dandrea, Dietitian Intern It’s no secret that child obesity is on the rise in the United States; the percentage of obese children has nearly tripled from 1994 to 2008. Montana is lower than the national average with 26% of children ages 10-17 years who are overweight or...
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March 16, 2012
Bozeman Deaconess Rheumatology: Treatment for Arthritis and Autoimmune Diseases
Rheumatologists are internists who specialize in treating diseases of the musculoskeletal system. There are more than 100 types of these diseases and syndromes including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, gout, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. Bozeman Deaconess Rheumatology evaluates new rheumatology patients and provides consultation to their primary care providers. A Board...
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March 16, 2012
What is the Safest Way to Store and Dispose of Medications?
By Pam Hiebert, MD, Bozeman Deaconess Internal Medicine Associates Prescription drug abuse—a growing problem here in Montana— is associated with unused and expired drugs in the home that are not stored securely or properly disposed. These medications may be stolen if they are left unsecured in medicine cabinets and on...
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February 16, 2012
Therapeutic Hypothermia for Cardiac Arrest Survivors
Blair Erb, MD, of Bozeman Deaconess Cardiology Consultants will discuss the benefits of Bozeman Deaconess Heart Center’s Therapeutic Hypothermia Program for survivors of cardiac arrest on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 5:30 pm in the Bitterroot Room at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital
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December 1, 2011
Bozeman Deaconess Medical Team Designs Pulmonary Hypertension Protocol
Drs. Robert 'Brownie' Schoene and Kim Marquis, Bozeman Deaconess Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care, and Dane Sobek, Bozeman Deaconess Cardiology Consultants, have designed a protocol for patients with suspected pulmonary hypertension. “We are doing right-heart catheterizations and exercising patients with suspected pulmonary hypertension,” says Dr. Schoene, noting that southwest Montana has...
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September 14, 2011
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital Health Group Clinics Earn National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care
Clinics are first in State of Montana to earn Level III Medical Home Recognition The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that four Bozeman Deaconess Health Group primary care practices have received recognition from the Physician Practice Connections—Patient-Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMH) program for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly...
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September 9, 2011
Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, September 18
Although prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer among American men, it is also one of the most treatable. This September 18-24, during Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, men are encouraged to learn more about prostate health. Over 80 percent of men know little to nothing about prostate...
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August 11, 2011
Mark D. Winton, MD, Completes Hyperbaric Medicine Certification
Mark D. Winton, MD, infectious disease/travel medicine specialist at Bozeman Deaconess Internal Medicine Associates, recently completed physician certification in hyperbaric medicine at the Baromedical Research Foundation and became a member of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. Dr. Winton joins Dr. Bill Robinson and Dr. Jon Robinson in the Hyperbaric Medicine...
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July 20, 2011
Special Presentation! The Role of Oxygen Therapy -- Why it's Prescribed
Join Anders Persson, PhD MD of Bozeman Deaconess Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care and learn how oxygen therapy is used to treat a variety of problems ranging from pulmonary and cardiac disorders to neuromuscular and sleep disorders. Oxygen is central to normal metabolism and is essential to your well-being. This Health...
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July 13, 2011
Healthcare Decision Making: Conversations, Goals and Planning A Presentation by Bozeman Deaconess Palliative Care Consultants
Countless families across the country have found themselves burdened with making difficult health care decisions for loved ones of all ages. Much of this could be prevented if people let their loved ones know their wishes in advance. While it may seem daunting to talk about these issues, not having these...
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July 7, 2011
Bozeman Deaconess Clinician Named Emerging Dietitian of the Year
The Montana State Dietetic Association has named Christine Forbes, RD, "Emerging Dietitian of the Year" for 2011. Forbes, who is a clinical nutritionist at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, provides inpatient nutrition care, outpatient nutrition counseling and diabetes education.
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July 7, 2011
Dr. Jack Hensold: Caring and Advocating for Cancer Patients
On a normal workday, Dr. Jack Hensold sees an average of 15-20 cancer patients, managing their care and treatment. He has a caseload of 670 patients and is on call every other day. And when he’s not in a room with patients and their families, he’s reviewing radiology, pathology and surgical...
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June 1, 2011
Memo to Men: To Live Longer, Take Better Care of Your Body
As a general rule, men take lousy care of their health. They shrug off injuries. They hate going to the doctor for anything. They pay little heed to warning signs for major health issues. And the results of all that manliness are evident in the statistics. According to the U.S. Department of Health...
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June 1, 2011
Celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day on Wednesday, June 1
Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center invites cancer survivors, their families and friends to attend a National Cancer Survivors Day celebration on Wednesday, June 1 at 6:00 pm at Riverside Country Club. Survivors will be celebrated for their strength and courage along with the contributions of their families, friends and healthcare providers. Major advances...
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April 5, 2011
Literacy Program for Children Introduced at Bozeman Deaconess Family Medicine and Pediatrics
Getting books from the doctor is now a routine part of regular pediatric checkups at Bozeman Deaconess Family Medicine and Pediatrics, as doctors and nurses welcome the Reach Out and Read program to the practice. They join more than 4,500 programs nationwide that are preparing America’s youngest children to succeed in...
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April 5, 2011
Literacy Program for Children Introduced at Bozeman Deaconess Family Medicine and Pediatrics
Getting books from the doctor is now a routine part of regular pediatric checkups at Bozeman Deaconess Family Medicine & Pediatrics, as doctors and nurses welcome the Reach Out and Read program to the practice. They join more than 4,500 programs nationwide that are preparing America’s youngest children to succeed in...
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February 17, 2011
Board-Certified Hospice and Palliative Medicine Specialist Kathryn Borgenicht, MD
Dr. Kathryn Borgenicht has successfully been certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Borgenicht has been involved in palliative medicine for over 15 years. She currently works at Bozeman Deaconess Internal Medicine Associates as a geriatrician and palliative care specialist. She is medical director of Bozeman Deaconess Palliative...
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February 11, 2011
Bozeman Deaconess Heart Center Offers Full Range of Cardiovascular Care
If you or someone you love suffers from heart or vascular disease, Bozeman Deaconess Heart Center is here to help. We have board-certified physicians, state-of-the-art technology and a full range of services to help you live a longer, healthier life. Diagnosing ailments of the heart and circulatory system is more precise and...
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January 20, 2011
Hiebert elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians
Pamela Hiebert, MD FACP, board certified internist at Bozeman Deaconess Internal Medicine Associates, was elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP). FACP status reflects Dr. Hiebert’s commitment to patients, medical staff and the Gallatin Valley community. She is medical director of Gallatin County Rest Home and...
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January 10, 2011
Montana Cancer Screening Program by Annie Castillo, MD, Medical Oncology
The Montana Cancer Screening Program (MCSP) has now expanded to include colorectal cancer (CRC) screening to eligible men and women in Montana. Formerly known as the Montana Breast and Cervical Health Program (MBCHP), the program began in 1993 when the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services received a...
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January 10, 2011
Study Reveals Benefits of Early Palliative Care
Quality of life improvement, half the rate of depression and a longer life. It's not a junk email pitch. It's what researchers learned about the benefits of early palliative care in patients with advanced lung cancer. Kathryn Borgenicht, MD, is medical director of Palliative Care at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. She says patients...
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January 2, 2011
Bozeman Deaconess Diabetes Center Earns National Committee for Quality Assurance Recognition
Bozeman Deaconess Diabetes Center has earned National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognition for diabetes care. According to Diabetes Center Medical Director Michael Vlases, MD, “Our Center earned three-year NCQA recognition through our overall high quality of diabetes care. Patients cared for at the Diabetes Center exceed standards for blood glucose...
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