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  • RVMC Welcomes Osteopathic Physician, Jess Svingen

    DEBRA MCNEILL, Ruby Valley Medical Center|Jan 4, 2023

    The Ruby Valley Medical Center (RVMC) is pleased to announce that Jess Svingen, DO, has agreed to join the medical team to see patients for osteopathic manipulative therapy and urgent care every Friday starting in January 2023. Dr. Svingen will also be available to provide care in the ER when she is not seeing patients in the Sheridan clinic. “We have needed a physician who can provide osteopathic manipulative therapy for the patients in the Ruby Valley community,” said Landon Dybdal, RVMC’s CEO. “Dr. Svingen’s interest in providing this serv...

  • Ruby Valley Medical Center Receives Stroke Recognition Award

    DEBRA MCNEILL, Ruby Valley Medical Center|Oct 26, 2022

    Ruby Valley Medical Center was recognized with the Stroke Recognition Award at the Montana Hospital Association’s annual meeting last month. The Stroke Recognition Award is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Health Program within the state health department. The Recognition Award singles out Critical Access Hospitals that demonstrate that they have the infrastructure and commitment to provide high-quality care for patients with acute stroke. Receiving the Stroke Recognition confirms Ruby Valley Medical Center meets high standards related to the ut...

  • Healthcare is a Local Affair at RVMC

    DEBRA MCNEILL, Ruby Valley Medical Center|Oct 5, 2022

    Ruby Valley Medical Center is making healthcare a local affair by participating in the Montana Office of Rural Health’s Community Health Services Development process. This project is funded in part through the Montana Health Research and Education Foundation (MHREF) Flex Grant. Through this process, a community steering group has been assembled by local leaders organized with the task of identifying local healthcare needs and establishing health priorities. Community members in the service area have also received a survey in their mailboxes. Th...

  • New Cardiology and OB/GYN Specialists at Ruby Valley Medical Center

    DEBRA MCNEILL, Ruby Valley Medical Center|Sep 21, 2022

    Ruby Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Hannah Raasch, MD, FACC, and Dr. Mark Garnaas, MD, will be joining the team of visiting specialists at the Ruby Valley Medical Clinic in Sheridan. Dr. Raasch will be providing comprehensive cardiology healthcare. Dr. Garnaas specializes in obstetric and gynecology healthcare. Dr. Hannah Raasch When a patient is unwell with shortness of breath or fatigue, the source of the problem is often not apparent just from asking questions in the cl...

  • Ruby Valley Medical Center Welcomes Amy Braaksma, APRN, FNP-C

    DEBRA MCNEILL, Ruby Valley Medical Center|Jul 20, 2022

    The Ruby Valley Medical Center welcomes Amy Braaksma, APRN, FNP-BC, to its team of healthcare providers. Amy is a Nurse Practitioner seeing patients in our Twin Bridges clinic Monday through Thursday. Preferring a smaller work environment and rural healthcare, Amy accepted the Nurse Practitioner position at Ruby Valley Medical Center after three years at the Bozeman Clinic. Although she commutes every day from Churchill, Amy feels she has a better quality of life working in a small, rural...

  • What's New at the 2022 Ruby Valley Medical Center Health Fair

    DEBRA MCNEILL, Ruby Valley Medical Clinic|Mar 30, 2022

    Spring is here and it's time for the Ruby Valley Medical Center's annual Health Fair! This is an excellent opportunity to get a variety of blood tests at a significantly reduced cost. Annual blood tests provide early detection of serious diseases and conditions. The Ruby Valley Medical Center has modified the testing schedule to facilitate more community participation and there are changes to some of the testing options. All April Health Fair! The 2022 Health Fair will be held every weekday in...

  • Ruby Valley Medical Center Receives Cardiac Recognition Award

    DEBRA MCNEILL, Ruby Valley Medical Center|Oct 6, 2021

    Ruby Valley Medical Center was recognized with the Cardiac Recognition Award at the Montana Hospital Association’s annual virtual meeting in early October. The Cardiac Recognition Award is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Health Program within the state health department. The Recognition Award singles out Critical Access Hospitals who demonstrate that they have the infrastructure and commitment to provide high quality care for patients with acute coronary syndrome, which includes heart attack. Receiving the Cardiac Recognition confirms Ruby Vall...

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