Inpatient Acute (Hospital) Care

What is Acute Care at Beartooth Billings Clinic?

The patient receives active, short-term treatment for a severe injury or episode of illness, an urgent medical condition, or during recovery from surgery. Acute care services at Beartooth boast an excellent nurse-to-patient ratio, creating a favorable setting for recovery and strong caregiver relationships. A range of essential services are made available to acute care patients including radiology/diagnostics, laboratory, frequent provider visits, and more. Any patient who requires transfer to a larger medical center – such as those in Billings – can be easily transferred via ground ambulance or helicopter.

For information on Acute Care, Transitional Swing Bed Care or Post-Acute Care, please call 406.446.2345.

Transitional Care

Patients often need additional care and time to recuperate after illness, surgery or other health conditions. Beartooth Billings Clinic nursing and rehabilitative teams provide a holistic approach. We focus on increasing the individual’s functional ability to help them return to home. Staying at Beartooth during this important recovery time frame means:

  • Being close to home, family, and friends
  • A full complement of local primary care physicians, mid-level providers and visiting specialists
  • Outstanding nurse-to-patient ratio for highly personalized care
  • Spacious, family-centered private rooms with current technology
  • Rehabilitation – a full range of in-house services, including:
          -Physical Therapy (PT)
          -Occupational Therapy (OT)
          -Speech Therapy (ST)
          -Cardiac Rehab Therapy (CR)
  • Personal touch, which is the keynote of care at Beartooth Billings Clinic
  • A Patient Care Navigator is on staff to help with your discharge planning and needs

The Swing Bed & Post-Acute Care Advantages

Here are some of the health issues and areas of treatment where Swing Bed and Post-Acute Care can be of significant help:

  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Post-Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Care, including Post-Heart Attack and Heart Failure Rehabilitation
  • Post Respiratory Illness Recovery (e.g., Pneumonia, COPD)
  • Post-Hip & Knee Replacement Rehabilitation
  • Complex Wound Care Management
  • Diabetes Management and Education
  • Pain Management and Education
  • Re-stabilization of Chronic Medical Conditions like Renal Failure, Debilitating Arthritis or Other Chronic Orthopedic and Medical Conditions
  • IV Medication Administration