Category Archives: Health

County votes to move forward with negotiations to outsource health department functions to Alluvion

County Commissioners voted 3-0 during a special meeting on June 4 to direct county staff to begin negotiating a contract with Alluvion Health to provide some functions of the City-County Health Department. County and City Commissioners met May 30 to discuss the idea of outsourcing some functions of the health department, as proposed by Alluvion. Alluvion was previously the Community Health

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County considering outsourcing public health functions to Alluvion

Cascade County is exploring options for outsourcing multiple public health functions to Alluvion Health. Alluvion was previously the Community Health Care Center and a part of the county. Last year, the agency began splitting from the county and since Jan. 1, has operated as an independent agency. Alluvion hosting open house at downtown site; continuing plans for Rocky Mountain Building

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Alluvion hosting open house at downtown site; continuing plans for Rocky Mountain Building

Alluvion Health is hosting an open house at their 601 1st Ave. N. site this afternoon. The site will serve as their main clinic site while the Rocky Mountain Building is being renovated. Alluvion was previously the Community Health Care Clinic and operated as a Cascade County department. Last year, Alluvion notified the county of its intention to split and

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Memorial, reception and celebration of life planned for firefighter Jason Baker

A memorial service for firefighter Jason Baker is scheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Mansfield Theater at the Great Falls Civic Center. Baker was a firefighter with Great Falls Fire Rescue for 17.5 years before cancer forced his retirement. He was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in October 2016 and retired from GFFR in 2017. He continued

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County, Alluvion partnering for health officer services temporarily

Alluvion Health was previously the Community Health Care Center and formally split from the county effective Dec. 31, 2018. But, the agencies are still intertwined and a number of county employees are moving to Alluvion. One of those employees is Tanya Houston, who has been the county health officer and director of the Cascade County City-County Health Department. Sale of

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Sale of Rocky Mountain Building finalized, Alluvion Health preparing for construction

Alluvion Health, formerly the Community Health Care Center, now officially owns the Rocky Mountain Building at the corner of Central Avenue and 6th Street. The sale closed on Feb. 4 and Alluvion is moving forward with plans for construction and expanded health case services that are available to the public. Downtown Dice expanding; The Block opening soon; CHCC rebrands as

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City considering employment agreement for paramedics after city-funded training

A partnership between Great Falls Fire Rescue and Great Falls College-MSU has created a training program to meet GFFR’s desire for more paramedics. Eight city firefighters were selected for the program, which started Jan. 2 and the city is paying the $10,000 per student for the training program. City, college work to fill need for paramedics There was more internal

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Elevated levels of haloacetic acids again detected in city water; plant upgrades expected to reduce the levels

The Great Falls drinking water supply has again exceeded the maximum contaminant level for haloacetic acids. The elevated levels were detected again in the fourth quarter of 2018, which was October through December. The elevated levels of haloacetic acids, or HAA5, were also detected in the second and third quarters of 2018. Elevated levels of haloacetic acids detected in city

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Flu cases up in Cascade County, health department offers flu shot clinics

The Cascade City-County Health Department has seen an increase of reported influenza cases in Cascade County. Surveillance efforts are finding that a number of these influenza cases are presenting without a fever and are showing more cold-like symptoms. CCHD is reminding residents about the continued risk of influenza in our community and how people can protect themselves from this contagious

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