Amidst a growing Gallatin Valley, Bozeman Deaconess Hospital will be expanding from its Bozeman location to better serve the greater area. The hospital has plans to expand to new campuses in Belgrade and Big Sky, while also adding to its Bozeman location. In addition to real estate based expansions, the hospital will also be expanding and improving its rural response to heart based medical issues thanks to a recent grant from the American Heart Association.
The hospital has 3 expansion projects currently across the Gallatin Valley.
Bozeman Deaconess moved forward with their plans to better address the growing West end of Bozeman and a fast growing Belgrade by adding a new location in Belgrade. The new location has broken ground and is expected to be completed by the Summer of 2016. The hospital is planning on building a two story, 37,000 sq. ft building on 9.4 acres on the southeast corner of Jackrabbit and Alaska Frontage Road. The new location will provide space for 20 medical providers and will include family medicine, urgent care and clinical and physical therapy groups.
The Bozeman hospital also has plans to build a 4 bed, 51,000 square foot hospital in Big Sky by the end of the year. Earlier this year, the hospital also announced that it will be adding a 5 story medical office building to its main Bozeman location. That project should be ready by spring of 2016. These expansions will only help the hospital better serve all the patients living in the greater Bozeman area, both suburban and rural.
The hospital also announced this month that they have been awarded a $109,700 grant from the American Heart Association to continue improving the outcomes of heart attack patients in rural Montana. The grant aims at improving care and response times for patients outside of bigger Montana towns. The money will help implement a system-wide data tool to measure and improve procedures, provide medical experts with additional training and education, improve coordination between rural emergency services and rapid transport, while also supporting a public education campaign on heart attacks.
As the hospital services continue to expand, they continue to help make the greater Bozeman area a safe place where all residents can be provided quick, high quality care. Minimizing potential risks and shortening travel distances that come with an outdoor or rural lifestyle makes Bozeman all the more attractive as a lifelong destination.