Fall Ball: Superheros

Get your tickets today for Fall Ball 16: Superheroes hosted by your St. James Healthcare Foundation!

This event will be held on November 5th from 8 pm to 12 am at the Front Street Station.

Tickets are $25 each or $30 at the door. You can call Kacie at 723-2828 to purchase your tickets today OR to buy your tickets online, you can click here: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/st-james-healthcare-foundation-7923645962

Proceeds from this event will benefit the FitKids360 program which is a 7-week, free, healthy lifestyle program for children ages 5 to 17 and their parents or support partners. This program combines basic education about nutrition, behavior and exercise with a wide range of physical activities to help participants develop healthy habits, eat better and become more active.


Quilts for Our Little Patients

When Amber Jones-Henson came to the St. James Foundation and told us they needed cozy quilts to give to children who came to the Emergency Department for treatment, we knew exactly who to turn to — the Gloria Dei Lutheran Quilters Group! The staff in the Emergency Department were thrilled to receive such beautiful quilts and so are our little patients!


Girl Scouts Bring Cookies for Cancer Patients

Dr. Shawna Yates’ Girl Scout Troop No. 3816, in Butte, donated many boxes of their Girl Scout cookies to patients at the St. James Cancer Center.  During their visit, they had an opportunity to tour the beautifully renovated center, have their blood pressure checked and learn about careers in healthcare from Dr. Marwan Massouh and a great staff!

Pinwheel Pledge

NewsOn August 17, 150 people attended the St. James Healthcare Foundation’s Pinwheel Pledge Dedication Ceremony. The pinwheels represent donations to honor a loved one who had or has cancer. The money raised will be used to help cancer patients in Butte and surrounding areas.  The pinwheels will be on display until Sunday, August 21.

Where We’re Headed: An Update on Growth in Our Montana Region

Tajquah Hudson, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer

SCL Health’s Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Tajquah Hudson, SVP, recently shared an update on growth in the Montana region to SCL Health associates.

So what was the scoop? St. Vincent and Holy Rosary have a combined market share of 43%, serving more patients than any other organization in the region, and St. James is the sole hospital provider in Silver Bow County, serving nearly 85% of PSA inpatients.

St. Vincent’s Frontier Cancer Center acquisition continues to exceed targets. “They acquired Frontier Cancer Center some time ago,” said Hudson. “It’s a major oncology provider, and it’s continuing to grow across the state.”

She pointed out that SCL Health is working to integrate its successful telehealth network across the state, with a special focus on emergency and oncology care.

HRH_6271_rev“Montana has had a very strong telehealth network for a long time,” she said. “It’s a very rural state, so people (have to) drive a long way for care. That’s why it’s important for us to provide access to these services.”

Additionally, SCL Health is assessing opportunities in home health and post-acute care services and partnerships with rural health providers.

Click here to see Hudson’s update on growth in our Colorado markets.

Prepared for Disasters

Disaster Training

Being prepared for any and all community emergencies or disasters is an essential function at St. James Healthcare. Recently, staff members, who also serve on the St. James Emergency Preparedness Team, attended a week-long dynamic, “All-Hazards” disaster training program offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama.

John Moore, Jennifer Phillips, Amber Henson, Todd Utz, Kristin Chiamulera, and Tonya Grim along with Karen Maloughney from the Butte Silver Bow Health Department, one of St. James’ community partners, spent the week attending classes on emergency medical operations for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents and mass casualty incidents.

Operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the training culminated in an intense exercise that included incidents replicating everything from a mass bombing to an Ebola patient situation. The training contained real actors to make the experience more realistic.

Incident Commander Jennifer Phillips said, “At St. James Healthcare, we conduct a hazards vulnerability analysis annually and based on the analysis, we conduct training with our community partners to be better prepared for any disaster that could potentially affect our area. Attending this training session gave us the opportunity to use and enhance the experience we gained through our annual community exercises.”

Members of the St. James Healthcare Incident Command Team were able to implement what they had learned throughout the week and work with the latest technologies to blend seamlessly with emergency personnel to include police, firefighters, and responders on the ground.

St. James Rocky Mountain Clinic Awarded Certification

PCMH Level III certification
Kudos to St. James Rocky Mountain Clinic has received Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Level III certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term relationships between the patient and clinic providers. Only 8% of the clinics across the country have received the Level III classification, which is the highest classification possible.

“We are delighted that the work we’ve done over the past two years has been recognized in such a significant way,” said Dr. Dennis Salisbury, Chief Physician Executive at St. James Medical Group. “To be classified as a patient-centered medical home, Rocky Mountain Clinic had to meet a stringent set of criteria including accommodating patients’ needs during and after hours, offering team-based care, and using evidence-based guidelines for preventive, acute and chronic care management.”

The Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care and to improve patients’ experience of care. Patients in medical homes receive the right care, in the right amount, at the right time. In turn, this leads to higher quality and lower costs and can improve the patient and provider experiences of care.

Hawaii? Paris? Which Would You Choose?

Raffle_StJamesGet your raffle ticket today! Only 200 tickets will be sold and if you win, you pick your destination package to Hawaii, San Diego or London & Paris! All three packages include airfare, hotel, and more! Tickets are $100 and proceeds will benefit St. James nurses and healthcare professionals with education and equipment needs. Buy your tickets online today or call Michele at 406-782-5670. The winning ticket will be drawn at Spirit Gala on March 12.


Save the Date

Spirit GalaSave the Date! The St. James Healthcare Foundation’s annual Spirit Gala will take place on Saturday, March 12, at the Montana Tech HPER Complex. Take part in an illuminating evening of champagne tasting, a decadent 5-course dinner, and Butte’s most exciting live and silent auctions. Spirit 2016’s proceeds will benefit continuing education and equipment for our nurses and clinicians at St. James Healthcare. Purchase your tickets online or call Kacie at 406-723-2828!