Category Archives: Health

Rural Dynamics receives $50K grant to look at impact of financial stress on health

Rural Dynamics in Great Falls has been awarded a $50,000 Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana. Rural Dynamics is developing a program to help Montanans be more financially astute, therefore reducing the likelihood of financial stress and the health risks and costs associated with it. “Financial stress takes a real toll on mental

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Benefis staff train for mass casualty incidents

Medical staff at Benefis Health System spent Friday learning to prepare for the worst. The hospital is conducting mass casualty incident training for the non-provider staff, which includes nurses, certified nursing assistants and more. The exercise was designed to train staff, who deal with emergencies on a daily basis, for a major event such as an explosion, a vehicle driving

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Business Bites: Alluvion hosting pop-up lunch party; Pizazz corner market opens; Scheels expanding; construction underway on Five on Black

Annually, health centers nationwide take a week to celebrate the work they do. Alluvion Health will be hosting a week of activities kicking off Aug. 5 with a pop-up lunch party from 11:30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Rocky Mountain Building at the corner of 1st Avenue North and 6th Street. The event is

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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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