Pediatric Annual Reports

Pediatric Services

Pediatric Annual Reports

With a growing array of dedicated children’s services at Kalispell Regional Healthcare, our patient volumes and procedures performed are also increasing. Take a peek at our work over time as our plans develop from a vision to reality. Stay tuned to learn more as our pediatric program develops into the Montana Children’s Medical Center. The new building is scheduled to open in summer 2019 with all pediatric services found under one roof to better serve our most precious patients – Montana’s children.

Pediatric Annual Report 2016

Pediatric Surgery Annual Report Cover With the inception of pediatric surgery services, a pioneering change to surgical services at Kalispell Regional Healthcare was observed in 2016. In previous years, a dedicated team of general and subspecialized surgeons, who work primarily on adults, provided elective and emergency surgeries to children. With the support of adjunct pediatric subspecialists, the pediatric surgery team increased pediatric patient volumes, performed complex cases on children, lowered the average pediatric patient age and attracted patients from remote regions of the state. These achievements were seen within months of arrival of our pediatric surgery team. Click here to view consolidated productivity tables, 2015-2016.

Pediatric Annual Report 2017

Expanding on foundational services from 2016, this was a year of growth and literal groundbreaking efforts to expand the vision of Montana Children’s Medical Center. Additional physician recruitment added more pediatric specialists and subspecialists to the Kalispell Regional Healthcare medical roster and patient volumes reflect these additional services, procedures and offerings. Outreach efforts were a primary focus area of growth related to the pediatric program. Routine outreach clinics in areas including Missoula, Great Falls, Bozeman, Helena, Anaconda and Polson, help to serve the rural families and patients in need of specialized pediatric care around the big state of Montana.

Highlights from the 2017 pediatric service line

Overall peds patient stats: 
  • # of inpatient peds visits
  • # of outpatient peds visits: 13,014 (does not include outreach)
  • # surgeries:  421
  • # ER outpatient peds visits: 3,093
Psych/behavioral health visits
  • Outpatient: 3,079
  • Inpatient:  471
Outreach locations: 
  • Anaconda, Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena, Missoula and Polson
  • Gastro (Anaconda, Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena, Missoula, Polson)
  • Endo (Anaconda, Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena, Missoula, Polson)
  • Neurology (Great Falls, Helena, Missoula)
  • Surgery (Bozeman, Helena)
  • Oncology (Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena)
  • Neurosurgery (Bozeman, Missoula)
Total # of outreach patients visits in 2017: 2856
  • Anaconda: 84
  • Billings: 6 (only open Jan 17)
  • Bozeman: 521
  • Great Falls: 686
  • Helena: 899
  • Missoula: 603
  • Polson: 104
  • 122 patient encounters
  • 1,982 inpatient days
  • ALOS of 16.25 (one patient had a 121 day stay)
  • 474 patient encounters
  • 2,023 inpatient days
  • ALOS of 4.27