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Articles with the Tag: Providence St. Joseph Medical Center

Local business renovates, focuses on rehab Local  business renovates, focuses on rehab

POLSON — Focusing on short-stay rehabilitation for the community, Polson Health and Rehabilitation Center is renovating to the tune of $700,000. The facility is west of Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center, at 9 14th Avenue West.  It’s not the same old place; they’re doing a...

Search area narrowed for missing kayaker Search area narrowed for missing kayaker

FLATHEAD LAKE — The search for a kayaker that went missing on Flathead Lake Saturday afternoon in Polson continued Monday. Robert W. McDonald, 43, a physician and hospitalist at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, launched his kayak around noon on July 19 near the Bear Harbor...

Local hospital designated ‘best practices’ facility

News from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center  POLSON — The National Rural Health Association has announced that Providence St. Joseph Medical Center has merited a Top 20 Best Practices in Quality designation across all critical access hospitals in the United States as determined by iVantage H...

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center receives award for environmental achievements

POLSON — Providence St. Joseph Medical Center was recently awarded the 2014 Greenhealth Partner for Change Award by Practice Greenhealth for continuously improving and expanding upon their mercury elimination, waste reduction, recycling and source reduction programs.  At a minimum, facilities a...

Cheerful Heart continues to serve cancer patients

News from Cheerful Heart, Inc. POLSON — Cheerful Heart, Inc. has served Lake County cancer patients for 12 years. The Polson-based non-profit organization provides non-medical services at no charge to county cancer patients who are currently in treatment.  Cheerful Heart services vary from t...

Occupational therapy helps clients participate in valued roles

News from Providence Saint Joseph Rehab Department POLSON — Long-term health conditions are common in adults. Research shows 75 percent of the population older than 25 years in age will have at least one long-term medical condition. Occupational choices, or behaviors, can contribute directly to thei...

Caregivers class stresses self-care

POLSON — Sometimes a caregiver feels like he or she is on an island, and not a particularly fun one; an isolated place where lack of sleep and no time for friends or a walk in the sunshine can seem like the rescue boat is sailing over the horizon.  Coming to their rescue is the Powerful Tools f...

New businesses come to Polson

POLSON — Construction near the Mission Valley Aquatic Center in the Ridgewater Subdivision south of Polson has piqued local interest.  The one project already in progress is the Kalispell Region Medical Clinic. Swanke Enterprises has begun construction and hopes to be completed this spring, wea...

News from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center

POLSON — Providence St. Joseph Medical Center has been recognized as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Council on Quality Assurance (NCQA). What, exactly, does that mean? NCQA sets specific standards for primary care practices to use in organizing care around patients, w...

Local physician assistant receives national recognition

News from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants  POLSON — Tim Thornton, PA-C, a physician assistant who works at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, is one of only 108 certified physician assistants (PA-Cs) nationally to recently earn a specialty credential called a...

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