Billings Clinic
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Billings Clinic
Billings Clinic
Non-profit organization
Industry Healthcare
Headquarters Billings, MT, U.S.
Area served
North America
Website http://www.billingsclinic.com/

Billings Clinic is a health care center in Billings, Montana. Their primary and specialty care clinics are located at Billings Clinic downtown, Billings Clinic Heights, and Billings Clinic West, as well as in Bozeman, Columbus, Miles City, Montana, Red Lodge, and Cody, Wyoming. Primary care is also available at Colstrip, Montana.

Billings Clinic Hospital is a 304-bed hospital which includes a 20-suite family birth center, a 15-bed transitional care unit, and Level II trauma center. In 2013 AARP The Magazine named the Billings Clinic one of the safest hospitals in America.[1]

History

The Billings Clinic was founded by Dr. Arthur J. Movius, who started his Billings medical practice in 1911. In 1915, after practicing on his own, Movius had Dr. J.H. Bridenbaugh join him as an assistant. Bridenbaugh operated and managed obstetrics and began working with a ground-breaking device, the x-ray machine. During World War I, Bridenbaugh joined the military, where he received training in radiology. After returning from the war, Bridenbaugh incorporated diagnostic x-rays and radiation therapy into his practice.

The Billings Clinic was purchased in 2008 by the Mayo Clinic. Also acquired in the purchase was the Sidney Health Center.

By 1930, five other physicians joined Movius and Bridenbaugh, forming the Movius-Bridenbaugh Clinic, which specialized in obstetrics, fractures, and trauma. In 1939, the clinic conceived a plan to recruit new physicians as partners of the hospital, changing the name to The Billings Clinic. Construction began on a new clinic across the street from Billings Deaconess Hospital in 1950.

The Billings Clinic is the largest medical provider in the region. The clinic offers 50+ medical specialties and has facilities at Billings, Bozeman, Colstrip, Columbus, Miles City, Red Lodge, and Cody, Wyoming.[2]

Billings Clinic Cancer Center

In September 2007, Billings Clinic broke ground on its new 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) cancer center, south of Billings Clinic. The new facility as well as the new main entrance to Billings Clinic opened August 2009.[3][4]

Billings Clinic Surgery Center

In December 2007, Billings Clinic began construction on their 29,000-square-foot (2,700 m2) Surgery Center, located at the corner of 10th Avenue North and North 30th Street. The Billings Clinic Surgery Center opened in February 2009. The Surgery Center focuses on outpatient surgical procedures.[5]



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Notes

  1. ^ Howard 2013, pp. 46-50.
  2. ^ "History of Billings Clinic". www.billingsclinic.com. Billings Clinic. Retrieved 2018. 
  3. ^ Billings Clinic Cancer Center Receives Perfect Score by the Commission on Cancer , Billings Gazette, 1-17-08
  4. ^ National Cancer Institute 2013.
  5. ^ Billings Clinic Performs First Mini-Maze Surgery in Region Minimally Invasive Procedure Treats Atrial Fibrillation, Topix

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