Montana Children's announces community open house event on June 29
After more than two years of construction, Kalispell Regional Healthcare’s Montana Children’s pediatric facility will officially open its doors to the children and families of Montana on July 1, 2019. The 190,000 square-foot facility, designed exclusively for children, is the only one of its kind in the State of Montana and will significantly impact the health and well-being of local children and their families.
“Our staff has eagerly awaited the day that we can welcome children into the new facility and care for them in an environment built especially for their needs,” says Teresa Fisher, KRH Chief Nursing Executive and Administrator, Montana Children’s. “We are incredibly excited to share it with the community.”
To celebrate this milestone and provide community members with an opportunity to tour the new facility before it opens to patients, a community open house event will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. A special ribbon cutting ceremony, including former Montana Children’s pediatric patients, will take place at 10:30 a.m., which will be followed by an open house with activities, food, music, giveaways, games and more.
The event will be held in the area adjacent to the entrance to Montana Children’s, which is located at 350 Sunnyview Lane on the east side of the Kalispell Regional Medical Center campus. Parking is available in the large lot north of the building, and shuttles will continuously run from the lot to the event.
In keeping with the facility’s décor, which features whimsical design elements reminiscent of Montana’s landscapes, flora and fauna, the theme of the event is “Explore Montana Children’s.” A scavenger hunt will guide children on a special tour of the facility. Local experts will be available to share educational activities featuring Montana’s wildlife. A photo booth will provide the backdrop to snap pictures on a Glacier rafting trip. Children can climb aboard the A.L.E.R.T. Air Ambulance and imagine flying high above Montana’s mountains, lakes and rivers.
“Every inch of this new facility is designed for children and families. Our team planned this event with that concept in mind,” says Fisher. “Montana Children’s isn’t just a health care facility, it is a place where children can feel at home, feel at ease, and feel cared for — in an environment made just for them.”
About Montana Children’s
Montana Children’s was created to provide local access to high quality pediatric specialty care, including the largest group of fellowship-trained pediatric specialists in the state.
With more than 100 pediatric primary care/family medicine providers, more than 40 pediatric specialty providers, pediatric acute care, pediatric intensive care, neonatal intensive care and a wide range of outpatient care and support services, Montana Children’s is elevating and transforming the way pediatric care is delivered to our region, saving the lives and improving the health of children for generations to come.