In November of 2010, Beartooth Billings Clinic moved to its new medical campus located at the north entrance to Red Lodge on Highway 212, at 2525 North Broadway. This state-of-the-art health facility is a striking new criterion in rural medicine – it brings together the traditional services of a Critical Access Hospital and a physician practice.
The term “Critical Access Hospital” is a Medicare designation, meaning that Beartooth and other similarly-designated hospitals operate under certain flexible Medicare rules designed to improve their financial performance. Beartooth continues to do well as a Critical Access Hospital, serving as a leader in the region.
In 2002, Beartooth formed a management agreement with Billings Clinic, which grew into a Definitive agreement in 2009, allowing for the addition of three Billings Clinic representatives to our Governing Board. Together, in the spirit of partnership, we face an exciting future. As we grow and benefit from changes and improvements, Beartooth remains much the same: it is still a community hospital – your community hospital – and it receives no funding from any other hospital, nor from taxes.