Rural Health Success Story 2012 Contest Grand Prize Winner: Pondera County Biggest Loser Contest

My name is Charlene Bouma and I am the manager at Pondera Medical Center’s Wellness Center.  I just started the 6th Pondera County Biggest Loser Contest November 1, 2012.  I will run the contest for four months ending February 28, 2013. Pondera Medical Center Wellness Center along with Stockman Bank of Conrad, Blue Cross Blue […]

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Rural Health Success Story Contest 2012 Runner-up: Shelby Community Wellness

Shelby Community Wellness For a rural community to survive there needs to be a willingness to invest in the future; to have a problem-solving approach to issues such as health and wellness; to be financially responsible for fiscal resources; and willingness to seek help from outside the community. That is the philosophy that drives the […]

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Rural Health Success Story Contest 2012 Runner-up: Stillwater County 4-H Exchange

According to the Montana Department of Human Services, the number one cause of death in Stillwater County is heart disease. There is also an increase in teen and childhood obesity due to lack of exercise and lack of the consumption of healthy, nutritious foods. Across the board, these statistics are consistent with most teens across […]

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Rural Health Success Story Contest 2012 Honorable Mention: Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

 Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™’ Recognition from The Joint Commission Polson September 19, 2012 – Providence St. Joseph Medical Center today was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Providence St. […]

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Rural Health Success Story Contest 2012 Honorable Mention: EMS Live-@-Nite

EMS Live-@-Nite, is one of the largest video conference educational series in the country, and is currently celebrating its tenth season. Each month, the program delivers live interactive training at no cost to rural and frontier communities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, the Aleutian Islands, and Alaska. Participants include EMS, fire, law enforcement personnel, public […]

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