Category Archives: Health

New emergency department open at Benefis Health System

The first phase of the new emergency department opened at Benefis Health System on Tuesday. There would be no interruption to operations during the switch, according to Benefis staff, and the new space increases the hospitals capability to more efficiently treat patients, handle surges in emergency room cases and respond to mass casualty or hazmat events. Benefis is one of

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Some Community Health Care Center staff moving to courthouse annex, CHCC separating from county

The non-clinical staff of the Community Health Care Center is moving into the courthouse annex on 2nd Avenue North in the coming weeks. The space across from the County Commission office had been vacant for some time and will soon house CHCC staff as a temporary fix to free up space in the CHCC. “We’re busting at the seams…with our

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Colorful crosswalks coming to downtown Great Falls by volunteer painters

On Saturday, the Cascade City-County Health Department, Great Falls Business Improvement District and Building Active Communities Initiative are adding a new crosswalk at CCHD and repainting two crosswalks in the alley the Roberts Park Playground between 5th Street South and 6th Street South. The crosswalks will help make Great Falls more walkable and will be hand-painted by community members to add

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Community Health Care Center receives $130,000 federal grant

The Cascade County Community Health Care Center has received a $130,000 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration with the help of Sen. Jon Tester. “Community health centers keep Montanans safe and healthy,” Tester said in a release. “Cascade County’s Community Health Care Center provides care that is effective and affordable, guaranteeing all folks can take their kids to the doctor when

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County approves $15,000 for remodel at city-county health department

Cascade Commissioners approved a $15,000 contract to CTA, Inc. for architectural services for renovating space in the City-County Health Department building downtown. The Community Health Care Center had a dental clinic in the building at 115 4th St. S., but has moved the dental facility to another location. Now, the space is planned for renovation into four exam rooms, a

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GFES adopts new, more rigorous protocols to improve patient care

Great Falls Emergency Services recently rolled out new protocols aimed at providing better patient care. The ambulance company is regulated by the Board of Medical Examiners in the Montana Department of Labor and Industry and the state has protocols that everyone defaults to. Justin Grohs, GFES operations manager, said that the state protocols are generic, but put a lot of responsibility for

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CANtastic set for March 10-13 with eight teams competing

The 11th Annual D.A. Davidson/Scheels/Wal-Mart CANtastic Event will be held at the Holiday Village Shopping Mall, across from Maurice’s, March 10-13. CANtastic is an event during which civic teams, aided by local architects, build structures out of food (mostly cans). The structures are judged and displayed during the event. Food and proceeds will benefit the Great Falls Community Food Bank.

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County Commission to consider doctor contract, grant for bulletproof vests, rezoning for industrial property

The Cascade County Commission has a lengthy agenda for their Tuesday morning. Their meeting, like all commission meetings, is open to the public and begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Courthouse Annex, 325 2nd Ave. N., Room 111. Among the items being considered is an employment agreement with Dr. Christine Potterjones for family practice services at the Community Health Care Center.

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Great Falls Rising meeting features speaker on state, federal budgets

Great Falls Rising is meeting Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. and their speaker is Heather O’Loughlin of the Montana Budget and Policy Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization. The meeting is at Incarnation Episcopal Church, 600 3rd Ave. N., and the south side door will be open at 6 p.m. for people to come early to mix and mingle. O’Loughlin spoke to

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