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North Valley Hospital Welcomes New Emergency Department Physicians

Photo:  North Valley Hospital Emergency Department Physicians, from left to right: Darren Brockie, MD; Mark Stevens, MD; Michelle Stone, DO; Colin Brockett, DO; Dallas Koperski, MD; Ashleigh Magill, MD; Jeff Westensee, MD. 

The emergency department at North Valley Hospital recently brought on three new physicians who are integrating into the highly skilled emergency medicine team at NVH, bringing the number of physicians in the department to seven.

All emergency medicine physicians at NVH have completed an emergency medicine residency and are board certified in emergency medicine, emphasizing the department’s focus on expert emergency care. In addition, the North Valley Hospital emergency department nurses are all trauma certified. For patients, this means that the care you receive in the NVH emergency room is extremely specialized to treat emergent medical issues by combining the best technology, most advanced skills, and safest practices.

The three new physicians in the emergency department are Michelle Stone, doctor of osteopathic medicine; Mark Stevens, doctor of medicine; and Colin Brockett, osteopathic medicine.

Dr. Michelle Stone completed her undergraduate education at Colby College in Maine, followed by medical school at the University of New England and an emergency medicine residency at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York. Shortly after, she moved to Colorado to work at a hospital first in Durango and later in Vail. Stone has six years of experience in emergency medicine, with extensive training in wilderness and sports medicine, and even worked as a ski instructor in Colorado prior to attending medical school. Her love of the mountains brought her to Whitefish, where she’s also the medical director for the ski and bike patrol at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

Dr. Mark Stevens comes to North Valley Hospital most recently from the Lone Peak Hospital in Draper, Utah, where he served as the emergency department medical director for three years. He also spent time supporting the emergency medicine team at St. Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, not far from where he attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Stevens previously worked at UCLA’s Kern Medical Center during his residency before returning to Utah. He and his family are active in the outdoors and enjoy taking part in the abundant recreational opportunities in the Flathead Valley.

Dr. Colin Brockett completed his emergency medicine residency at the Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta, Ohio, while also working as a staff physician at the Sistersville General Hospital in Sistersville, West Virginia. Brockett also completed his education in the area, as he attended Kent State University in Kent, Ohio for undergraduate school, followed by the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio for medical school. In addition, Brockett has completed a family medicine internship in Charleston, West Virginia. He is happy to join the team at North Valley Hospital, where he can combine his passion for the outdoors with his professional career.

Join us in welcoming our new emergency medicine physicians to the professional team at North Valley Hospital. The level of experience, dedication to emergency medicine, and passion for patient care is evident in all interactions between physicians and the NVH care team, patients, and families. We know that you don’t often think about emergency care until you need it, but we want you to feel confident that the team at North Valley Hospital is here to serve the community with the highest quality care.

By Allison Linville

This article was previously published in the Whitefish Pilot on July 9, 2019.