Federal staffing help arrives at Billings Clinic
Billings Clinic is grateful to announce the arrival of two federal teams made up of more than 20 people total to provide staffing help throughout the organization.
On Friday, Nov. 5, an eight-person Public Health Service (PHS) team of pharmacists arrived at Billings Clinic and has started serving patients. This team is assisting with COVID-19 care duties, including but not limited to testing, providing monoclonal antibody treatment and administering COVID-19 vaccinations, bringing relief and assistance to the teams in the Billings Clinic COVID Testing Unit and elsewhere.
On Tuesday, Nov. 9, approximately 20 U.S. Navy military medical personnel – which will include doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists – from the Department of Defense and in support of FEMA and the state arrived at Billings Clinic.
“We are incredibly thankful to everybody from these federal teams who is serving at Billings Clinic,” said Scott Ellner, DO, Billings Clinic CEO. “The teams at Billings Clinic, in every area, have been working incredibly hard to ensure that everybody who comes through our doors receives safe, high-quality care, no matter their needs. They’ve been doing an amazing job, but this ongoing surge of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations has stretched our resources and put extra stress on our people. This helps is care for our patients and provides critical relief and help to our people.”
Each of the federal teams are expected to be at Billings Clinic for at least 30 days.