Heart and Vascular Program at Community Medical Center in Missoula, MT
Billings Clinic has partnered with Community Medical Center to provide full-time interventional and clinical cardiology services, including a catheterization lab with 24/7 coverage for STEMIs (ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarctions, or heart attacks that occur as a result of a complete blockage), electrophysiology, a cardiology outpatient rehabilitation unit and cardiac ultrasound services. Patients will have the opportunity to receive interventional therapies using only radial artery access (through the wrist), for both heart and vascular disease. Additionally, the program provides outreach services in the following communities:
- Deer Lodge
Care at Billings Clinic Heart and Vascular at CMC is led by Dr. Morgan Kellogg, Dr. Robert Minor, Dr. Eugene Silva, Dr. Douglas Waldo and Dr. Matthew Weiss, five skilled and experienced cardiologists, working alongside CMC’s professional team of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, technicians, therapists and support staff. Both Billings Clinic and CMC anticipate ongoing expansion within this program to meet the growing needs of the region it serves.
Accredited Chest Pain Center
Community Medical Center is accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Accreditation Services. Community Medical Center has demonstrated expertise in quickly assessing, diagnosing and treating patients experiencing chest discomfort or pain, and is one of only three hospitals in Montana to achieve the Chest Pain Center designation.
Mission: Lifeline® – Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award
Community Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® – Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures to treat patients who suffer severe heart attacks.