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Providence St. Patrick Hospital offers new technology

News from Providence Heart Institute MISSOULA — Providence St. Patrick Hospital cardiac physicians and other caregivers have recently been trained to use extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO. ECMO is a sophisticated machine that takes blood from the patient and oxygenates it, then pumps it back into the patient’s body. This method allows the blood to “bypass” the heart and lungs, allowing these organs to rest and heal. ECMO is used in critical care situations when the heart and lungs need help so the patient can heal. It may be used in care for lung or heart failure, COVID-19, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and other infections. Doctors ca...


Polson Chamber to host B2B event May 11 Polson Chamber to host B2B event May 11

News from the Polson Chamber of Commerce POLSON — The Polson Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce an exclusive B2B (Business-to-Business) event on May 11, aimed at fostering connections and collaborations among local businesses. Presented in partnership with B2BPolson.com, this free event prom...


Railway project will connect Missoula to Billings, Bozeman, Seattle

News from Maggie Tupper, Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority BILLINGS — The Federal Government will provide $500,000 in seed money to help kick-start construction of Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority’s (BSPRA) North Coast Hiawatha route revitalization between Chicago and Seattle/Portland and con...


Governor welcomes $90M VACOM Manufacturing Plant to Lewistown Governor welcomes $90M VACOM Manufacturing Plant to Lewistown

LEWISTOWN — On Dec. 8, Governor Greg Gianforte welcomed VACOM to Montana after the German manufacturing company announced it will establish its United States headquarters in Lewistown. Representing an estimated $90 million investment by VACOM, the new facility will create up to 500 good-paying Monta...


Ninepipes Museum completes grant from Foundation for Montana History Ninepipes Museum completes grant from Foundation for Montana History

News from the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana NINEPIPES — Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana wraps up a $6,500 grant awarded by the Foundation for Montana History this year.  This grant funded new vertical shelving for the museum’s stored art collection, humidifiers to stabilize humidi...


Montana Co-op gets grant to create community food hubs Montana Co-op gets grant to create community food hubs

RONAN — The Montana Co-op is working to increase community connection first with food then, as Co-op president Jason Moore says, “by using the three C’s - curriculum, community, and cafeteria.” The Co-op has plans for many programs that will develop the three C’s but is currentl...


Personal care program offered at no charge for Lake County cancer patients

News from Valerie Lindstrom, Cheerful Touch POLSON — Cheerful Touch is a personal care program offered by Cheerful Heart to cancer patients currently in treatment. The program includes local cosmetologists and massage therapists offering massages, skin, nail and hair care at no charge to cancer pati...


St. Luke Community Healthcare make holiday donation to local food banks St. Luke Community Healthcare make holiday donation to local food banks

News from St. Luke Community Healthcare RONAN — St. Luke Community Healthcare recently donated over $1,200 in funds and more than 1,200 pounds of food to support local food banks in Polson, Ronan, and St. Ignatius. This contribution is part of St. Luke’s ongoing commitment to giving back to ...


Stockgrowers work to connect consumers, ranchers through food service industry

News from the Montana Stockgrowers Association HELENA — The Montana Stockgrowers Foundation (MSF) Cattle Drive program has set out to do something no other cattle organization in the state has done—match Montana born, raised, and fed cattle with local restaurants and retailers. The “Mo...


Governor to lead trade mission to Taiwan

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte announced on Oct. 27 he will lead a trade mission to Taipei, Taiwan, with representatives from Montana’s agricultural, manufacturing, photonics, and bioscience industries. The visit comes two years after the gover...


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