Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation Provides Matching Funds for New Ambulance Grant

Ruby Valley Medical Center's Emergency Medical Services has received a grant from the Montana Department of Transportation which will pay for 90% of the cost of a new ambulance!  The matching funds for the ambulance will be provided by the Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation through community donations.  Click here to read about the details.    

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When It's Time to Say "Happy Trails"

On August 22, 2019, the staff of Ruby Valley Medical Center and special guests gathered for a barbeque lunch party to wish CEO John Semingson many Happy Trails as he embarks on his retirement.  

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Ruby Valley Medical Center Auxiliary Lunch

November 5, 2018

Every year, the staff of Ruby Valley Hospital/Medical Center hosts a lunch for the Auxiliary to express their gratitude for all the Auxiliary's hard work raising funds for lifesaving healthcare equipment.  For the first time, the Ruby Valley Medical Center Auxiliary enjoyed their annual lunch in the RVMC conference room!  In prior years, the luncheon was held at the Philanthropy River Building because the old Ruby Valley Hospital didn't have room to host the event.  

This year, Billie Jo Rowberry, Director of Revenue Cycle and Treasurer for the Auxiliary, provided a delicious lunch prepared by Emily Rowberry with special Thanksgiving decor to highlight our gratitude for the Auxiliary's support and efforts for the new Medical Center.  

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Ruby Valley Medical Center Grand Opening!
August 18, 2018

Enjoy the memories of a warm August day at the Grand Opening of the Ruby Valley Medical Center.  The Ruby Valley community had the opportunity to tour all the areas of the Medical Center, visit with the staff about the benefits of the new facility, see the dramatic landing of the LifeFlight helicopter at the new heli-stop and commemorate the Medical Center's ribbon cutting.  It was a very beautiful day to celebrate our community and improvements in healthcare in the Ruby Valley!  

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The Ruby Valley Hospital Mudbug Festival
March 28, 2018

The staff of the Ruby Valley Hospital were treated to extraordinary Deep South delicacies today!  Shane Overturf, our Technology Services Manager, prepared a feast of crawfish, gumbo, potatoes, corn, and 'gator fillets. Shane designated this feast “The Ruby Valley Hospital Mudbug Festival”.  The crawfish were brought in from Louisiana where Shane often spent summers with his grandparents and enjoyed running through the swamps.  In keeping with rural feast traditions, other staff members contributed salads, rice, beans, drinks, corn bread and treats to round out the meal.

 

Shane and David Krause, our Lead Paramedic who came to us from Louisiana, offered tips on how to remove the crawfish meat from the shell.  Thank you Shane and David for an educational and delectable experience!!  

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Ruby Valley Hospital Holiday Party
December 8, 2017

As 2017 came to a close, we enjoyed our annual holiday festivities at the Elks club with co-workers and the volunteers who have generously supported our efforts to make the Ruby Valley Hospital an asset to our community.  The Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation and the Ruby Valley Hospital Auxiliary have been essential to bringing to fruition the plans for the New Ruby Valley Hospital.  Many of our our new co-workers with the Ruby Valley Emergency Medical Services were able to join us for a joyous evening of laughter and conversation.  

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Montana Medical Association Bestows Highest Award on Dr. Roman Hendrickson
October 13, 2017

Dr. Hendrickson’s leadership and contribution to the Ruby Valley community has benefited his local patients and rural healthcare overall.  In 2007, Dr. Hendrickson arranged to make the Ruby Valley Clinic and the Ruby Valley Hospital available for physician assistant students as part of their rotation training program.  This allows the students to train in a rural setting and shows them the benefits of practicing in a rural facility.  Dr. Hendrickson’s focus on geriatric medicine has been especially beneficial for the substantial senior citizen community of the Ruby Valley, prioritizing care for “well elders”.    

In addition to providing healthcare services to patients in the Ruby Valley, Dr. Hendrickson has supported the healthcare needs of the Fort Peck Reservation for the past 15 years.  Fort Peck was Dr. Hendrickson’s first practice in Montana and the Hendrickson family lived in Poplar for 5 years.  Knowing the difficulty of finding healthcare professionals for far-flung rural locations, Dr. Hendrickson has continued to assist the Fort Peck tribes with their healthcare needs and commuted over 500 miles to the reservation about once a month. 

Medical education and rural healthcare are top priorities for Dr. Hendrickson.  His efforts to support ongoing medical education in Montana included working with the team that created the Montana Medical Association Foundation.  The foundation funds emergency room training, physician leadership programs and other resources to enhance the skills of Montana’s physicians. 

Rural healthcare suffers from a perpetual shortage of primary care providers.  Dr. Hendrickson was influential in the development of a joint Physician Workforce Committee with the Montana Hospital Association.  The goal of this committee is to find solutions to the healthcare provider shortage, particularly in recruiting and retaining physicians in rural Montana. 

Dr. Hendrickson has served on the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee for the Montana Medical Association and was elected by his physician peers to serve as president, vice-president, secretary-treasurer and assistant secretary-treasurer.  He is also a past president of the Montana Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. 

Please click here to read the Montana Medical Associations release announcing Dr. Hendrickson's award.  

Montana Medical Association Resolution honoring Dr. Roman M. Hendrickson, M.D. 

At the 139th annual meeting of the Montana Medical Association, the Association’s Board of Trustees presented the “Dr. Jack McMahon Service to Montana Physicians Award” to Dr. Roman Hendrickson, Medical Director of the Ruby Valley Hospital.  This award is the Montana Medical Association’s (MMA) highest honor and is given for exemplary commitment to the physician profession, advocating for the ongoing improvement of the profession, the protection of the patient-physician relationship and the interests of patients.  The Dr. Jack McMahon Award is not bestowed annually, but given when the MMA’s Executive Committee determines that a proposed candidate should be recognized for their commendable contribution of the profession. 

Dr. Hendrickson’s leadership and contribution to the Ruby Valley community has benefited his local patients and rural healthcare overall.  In 2007, Dr. Hendrickson arranged to make the Ruby Valley Clinic and the Ruby Valley Hospital available for physician assistant students as part of their rotation training program.  This allows the students to train in a rural setting and shows them the benefits of practicing in a rural facility.  Dr. Hendrickson’s focus on geriatric medicine has been especially beneficial for the substantial senior citizen community of the Ruby Valley, prioritizing care for “well elders”.    

Interview with Dr. Roman Hendrickson
October 2, 2017

Last June, Dr. Roman Hendrickson gave an interview on the Healthy Living For Life public information program and discussed how your healthcare provider can be a fall prevention resource.  Dr. Hendrickson spoke to a variety of circumstances, issues and possible resolutions regarding falls, particularly for the elderly.  The complete Healthy Living For Life series is available on Mountain-Pacific Quality Health's YouTube Channel.  

Checking Out The New Ruby Valley Hospital
July 28, 2017

On July 28th, the staff and the Ruby Valley Hospital Foundation took a tour of the construction site and checked out the great "bones" of the new Ruby Valley Hospital.  We took a few photos to commemorate the tour.  

Ruby Valley Hospital Holiday Party
December 10, 2016

Our 2016 holiday gathering was held at the festively decorated Virginia City Elks Club and we had a wonderful evening with delicious food, good friends and an entertaining competition.  

Fundraising Celebration
October 26, 2016 

On October 26th, the Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation held a community celebration for meeting the fundraising goals for the New Ruby Valley Hospital.  The celebration was held at the historic Doncaster Barn north of Twin Bridges.  Neighbors and local businesses generously supplied the refreshments and location.  It was a wonderful event with music from Rob Quist and Great Northern. 

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Ruby Valley Hospital
October 26, 2016 

On October 26th, the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Ruby Valley Hospital was a great opportunity for a celebration of the dedication of the Ruby Valley community, the Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation, and the Ruby Valley Hospital's Board of Trustees, staff, healthcare providers and administration to ensure the longevity of quality healthcare in the Ruby Valley. The support and advice of the project's building and design partners, SMA Architects and Langlas & Associations, has been essential in the realization of the New Ruby Valley Hospital.  

 
 
 
 

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