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.