Beartooth Billings Clinic is a community-owned hospital and clinic. It receives no tax funding, nor does it receive subsidies from any other health care institution. For more than 60 years, Beartooth has provided a variety of critically important health care services to all of Carbon County – an area slightly smaller than the state of Delaware but with a far-flung population of less than 10,000. We are proud to have a new facility, located at 2525 North Broadway in Red Lodge, Montana, and to enter the 21st century with highly trained staff and quality programs and services.
Rural health is unique world, unlike any other. Health care in general poses problems that require innovation, resources, and energetic solutions – but rural health is a cause served by the truly dedicated.
Our Hospice and Home Care employees, for example, travel more than 50,000 miles a year on remote country roads – that's more than two times around the world – to help those who are ill and homebound. Our local physicians—all six of them—make sure that a doctor is on-call at the Emergency Room 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, a rigorous on-call schedule that would intimidate most urban doctors. Our Emergency Room staff receives regular, intensive training in life-saving courses to make that critical difference when every minute counts.
The landscape of health insurance and Medicare reimbursement continues to change. While national efforts are underway to broaden care and improve access, there are also threats – probable cuts to important programs and to fee schedules that have kept rural health care providers modestly in business.
This means that support from donors like you is more important than ever. Rest assured that your gifts are stewarded with the highest commitment to best practices and accounting controls. The hospital/clinic and the foundation both receive an annual audit. All donors are welcome to visit the Foundation Office between 8:00 and 5:00 MST for further information, or to learn more about making a difference at Beartooth Billings Clinic. Beartooth – where you can touch lives and know you've made a difference.