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Pediatric Annual Reports

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Pediatric Annual Reports

With a growing array of dedicated children’s services at Montana Children's, our patient volumes and procedures performed are also increasing. Find out more about how we are working to better serve our most precious patients – Montana’s children.

Pediatric Annual Report 2018

Four years ago, it seemed nearly impossible that northwest Montana would become a regional hot spot for pediatric care. Today, our vision of providing Montana’s families with local access to a high level of pediatric care has been realized. We are proud to say that we have put Kalispell, Montana, on the map in terms of pediatric care. We are also delighted that many highly skilled, board- certified, fellowship-trained pediatric specialists have discovered Kalispell, Montana. Our small and growing communities of the Flathead Valley now have access to advanced pediatric care. In the recent past, the same level of care would have required an eight- to ten-hour road trip or a flight to a major city in the West. Read more about how this program has grown in our 2018 Annual Report.

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. 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

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.