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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 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 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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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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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 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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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
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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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 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
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 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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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 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
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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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