Category Archives: Health

County to consider $133,600 contract for health department remodel

Next week, County Commissioners will consider a $133,600 contract to Detailed Construction Company of Stockett for a remodel at the Cascade City-County Health Department. The Community Health Care Center moved their dental clinic out of the building and now the space is being remodeled into four medical exam rooms, a blood draw area and medication dispensing area. New dental clinic

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County approves disbursement of $408K to health care center

The Cascade County Commission approved the disbursement of $408,536.66 to the Community Health Care Center as part of the process of CHCC becoming an independent agency. The CHCC had notified the commission in April of its plans to separate from the county. Community Health Care Center, Cascade County continuing steps to formalize split The commission authorized the CHCC to accumulate reserve

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Community Health Care Center, Cascade County continuing steps to formalize split

Cascade County and the Community Health Care Center are continuing the process to split the agencies. This spring, the county and CHCC announced that the center would be spinning off as a stand alone agency. Some Community Health Care Center staff moving to courthouse annex, CHCC separating from county During Tuesday’s County Commission meeting, several contracts are on the agenda

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Occupational physical for Great Falls firefighters up for City Commission vote

Commissioners will consider tonight an agreement with Benefis Healthcare Occupational Health for firefighter occupational physicals. The physicals for operational staff were added as a requirement in the labor agreement between the city and International Association of Firefighters Local 8. During last year’s budget process, commissioners approved $35,000 for the annual occupational physicals. But finding a provider proved a more complicated

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University of Providence gets OK for new nursing degree program

University of Providence President Tony Aretz announced Wednesday that the Montana Board of Nursing has granted approval for a new bachelor’s of science in nursing program. The four-year undergraduate program prepares future nurses to serve in rural areas, both in Central Montana, and across other rural western states. “Our ability to expand our School of Health Professions nursing programs in

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County doubling down on mosquito control after flooding

Heavy rains and flooding so far this year in Cascade County are causing the county to do double to triple the amount of mosquito treatment. During a special meeting on Thursday, County Commissioners approved an additional $45,000 for additional chemicals for mosquito treatment. Mary Embleton, county budget officer, said the funds are covered by the existing cash reserves in the

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New dental clinic space allows Community Health Care Center to increase patient capacity

The Community Health Care Center’s new and expanded dental clinic opened this week. The new clinic doubled the operatories, from three in the old space to six in the new space upstairs in the Machinery Row building at 202 2nd Ave. S. The CHCC has a long-term lease for the space. Dental clinic expanding at Community Health Care Center They have

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Flood cleanup events planned for Friday in Vaughn, Sun River

The Cascade City-County Health Department is hosting flood cleanup events on Friday. CCHD sanitarians will be available to answer questions about contaminated wells, septic systems and mold after a flood. Well water test kits will be available. CCHD public health nurses will be giving tetanus vaccinations at no-cost for emergency responders and residents directly affected by the flood. The Salvation

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