Billings Clinic Bozeman holds beam signing ceremony, shares updates to plans for Ambulatory Destination Center
The 140,000-square-foot facility is expected to open in the late spring of 2022 and will serve the needs of the growing population in Gallatin Valley and surrounding region. The plan for the center includes a multispecialty physician group practice, urgent care and an outpatient surgical center.
“We are excited to be here,” said Scott Ellner, MD, Billings Clinic CEO. “The Gallatin Valley is thriving and growing incredibly quickly, and that means there’s a growing need for more health care. As the region’s largest health care system, Billings Clinic has a long tradition of providing safe, high quality care with a focus on the needs of each individual and community, and we’re excited to be expanding that mission to Bozeman and the surrounding area.”
When the facility opens in 2022, it will employ more than 250 people in Bozeman, including more than 50 providers.
Three of those new physicians have already arrived and are seeing patients. They are:
By September 1, 10 more physicians will arrive and begin practicing in Bozeman in the specialties of OBGYN, family medicine, internal medicine, urology, radiology and ophthalmology. Because these physicians are ready to start practicing right away and due to the growing need for more health care services, temporary onsite clinic space will be available for patient care beginning on September 1 and continuing in construction of the full facility is complete.
Billings Clinic Bozeman is now accepting new patients scheduling appointments for existing physicians and those beginning on September 1. Appointments can be made by calling 406-898-1200.
When the Ambulatory Destination Center opens, additional specialties and services will be available, including urgent care and more physicians in existing specialties and service lines. The center will also house outreach services for dozens of Billings Clinic’s more than 80 specialty lines – for services like pediatric specialties, maternal fetal medicine and gynecologic oncology – and through Billings Clinic’s May Clinic Care Network affiliation.
Additionally, the 11 providers and 40 staff at Billings Clinic Bozeman’s existing pediatrics, OBGYN and fertility medicine have been providing care to the community for years and will be located in the new facility when it is finished.
“These are all important services for the community, and we’re only going to see that need continue to grow,” said Sam Sillitti, MD, Billings Clinic Chief of Bozeman. “We’ll be able to provide needed care in these spaces right away, while construction is underway. And once this beautiful facility is complete, we’ll be able to bring everything under one roof. I’ve been in Bozeman for XX years, and this is one of the most exciting things I’ve seen here. It’s an opportunity get more care to more people while keeping them close to home.”
Extensive thought and research about what services are needed went into the master planning for the campus, including a feasibility study based on the projected needs and growth of the Bozeman community.
Bozeman-based Martel Construction is the general contractor for phase one of the new Bozeman campus. Montana-based firms CTA Architects and Sanderson Stewart are designing and engineering the project. The companies selected have experience in the Bozeman region and across the state of Montana including extensive health care design, engineering and construction.
Billings Clinic acquired the site, which is adjacent to I-90 near the 19th Street exit, in 2016.