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Big Sky Medical Center: Cases and Stats

03-07-2016

The opening of Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center represents important healthcare enhancements for people who live, work and visit Big Sky and Southern Gallatin County. Big Sky Medical Center opened in December 2015 and ever since our first patient walked through our doors, the center has remained steadily busy.

In fact, at the close of February, Big Sky Medical Center had seen well over 800 patients, including five inpatients and five observation patients. This winter season, the majority of cases in the Emergency Department have been orthopedic injuries—accounting for nearly 70 percent of all cases. The Emergency Department is typically at its busiest in the late afternoon and has seen a high of 23 patients at one time. Visitors to Big Sky make up roughly 80 percent of all patients seen in the Emergency Department. On average, the Family Medicine Clinic sees 20 patients per day.

The medical staff at Big Sky Medical Center has treated a variety of cases including the initial treatment of active heart attacks and stroke prior to transport. While orthopedic injuries make up the largest percentage of Emergency patients, it is not uncommon for the medical staff to treat patients with flu symptoms, stress, dehydration, and altitude issues, as well as RSV, pneumonia, COPD, and associated illnesses.

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