Critically ill Billings Clinic nurse with COVID 19 showing signs of recovery
Ellen Edlund, a Billings Clinic nurse hospitalized in the ICU with serious complications from COVID-19, has turned a corner on her road to recovery. Hospitalized in late November and moved to the ICU a short time later, Ellen was placed on a ventilator and then an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine for life support.
Montana Women’s Run Donates to local Women’s and Children’s Health and Fitness Programs
The Montana Women’s Run announced donations to women’s and children’s health and fitness programs in the Billings community from funds raised this year. The 2020 Montana Women’s Run was held as a virtual race in accordance with the guidelines set by the CDC, state and local agencies for the health and safety of all runners. This year’s funds are donated to six worthy causes.
Billings Clinic receives additional COVID-19 resources from State of Montana
Billings Clinic received a semi load of patient care supplies today from the Montana Department of Disaster and Emergency Services to help address rising numbers of patients hospitalized due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Billings Clinic secures federal COVID resources with help from State of Montana
Thanks to help from state and local health and disaster officials, Billings Clinic has secured federal resources to help in the critical work of caring for COVID-19 patients during the ongoing pandemic.
The Reality of COVID-19
On a brisk October morning, two of the five children of Stacey and Eloise Stewart, Jr. made a two-hour drive to Billings to see their parents, who both are hospitalized with COVID-19, at Billings Clinic, Montana’s largest hospital and trauma center. It was an historic day for Billings Clinic – the COVID-19 surge was breaking records.
Billings Clinic announces Priscilla Needham as new CFO
Billings Clinic, Montana’s largest health care organization, welcomes Priscilla Needham, CPA, MBA, as its new Chief Financial Officer. She brings more than a decade of accomplished health care financial leadership to the role.
Site work beginning on new Billings Clinic Bozeman campus
Site preparation work is commencing for the new Billings Clinic Bozeman campus along I-90 near the 19th Street interchange. The first phase features a 125,000 square foot destination ambulatory center. The initial work includes grading and installing the structural pier system needed for foundation work.
Billings Clinic partners with St. John’s United for patient care space
The rapidly increasing number of new COVID-19 cases in Montana and Wyoming is resulting in more people requiring inpatient hospital care. To allow Billings Clinic to open additional hospital bed space as inpatient volumes surge, St. John’s United is making available to the health care system a twelve-unit building that was vacated in March for such use if needed. Billings Clinic will temporarily use rooms at St. John’s United’s Billings west-end location to house and care for less acute hospital patients. As an off-campus Billings Clinic unit, it will become operational on Friday with Billings Clinic staff caring for 10-12 patients.
Billings Clinic announces Toni Green-Cheatwood, DO, as new CMO
Billings Clinic, Montana’s largest health care organization, welcomes Toni Green-Cheatwood, DO, MBA, FACOS, as its new Chief Medical Officer. Green-Cheatwood brings an accomplished clinical background as a breast surgeon and a decade of health system leadership to the position.