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The following is a list of recent Clark Fork Valley Hospital news articles that highlight our commitment to excellence. To read an entire article, please click on the news headline.


Humana Contract Negotiations and Medicare Advantage Update

January 10, 2018   To: Medicare Advantage Patients   From: Carla A. Neiman, Chief Financial Officer   Re: Update on Humana Contract for Clark Fork Valley H...
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Medicare Advantage Plan Change Affects Residents in Sanders Co.

On October 4th, Clark Fork Valley Hospital (CFVH) was informed by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) that they had chosen to exit the Medicare Advantage Market in Sanders and 31 other rura...
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Healthy Living with Diabetes: Free Diabetes Classes for Seniors in Hot Springs

(Hot Springs, Mont.) – Older adults are at a higher risk for diabetes and pre-diabetes than younger Americans. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more t...
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Clark Fork Valley Hospital Named as 2017 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Clark Fork Valley Hospital in Plains, MT was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health.&nbs...
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Student art showcased at hospital

The walls at Clark Fork Valley Hospital will burst with color and creativity soon. The walls that host Art on the Walls quarterly gallery have been blank between displays, but that changed Tuesday ev...
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CFVH Joins Innovative Health and Wellness Program

Clark Fork Valley Hospital and Family Medicine Network has joined the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium to improve the health and well-being of the community    Plains, MT &ndas...
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Local Surgeon Transitions From Private Practice

Dr. Don Damschen Joins CFVH as a Contract Employee at New Year He is definitely not a new face to the facility after 19 years of running his Wildhorse General Surgery practice from Clark Fork Va...
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Hospital walls alive with artistic talent

The Sanders County Arts Council kicked off one of its biggest Art on the Walls shows at Clark Fork Valley Hospital with 66 items stretching down the hallway near the main entrance. “I can&r...
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Early Detection is Key

Although there has been a decline in the rate of deaths from breast cancer in recent years, it is still the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Studies ha...
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IV and IO Starts in Trauma Situations

In trauma situations, time is of the essence and can often require the use of fluids and medications to save lives. Trauma patients get these life saving fluids and medications through the use of an...
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