We are thankful for our continued growth. We recently had our third NEO (New Employee Orientation) of the year, this time with 20 new employees in attendance! Thanks to Dr. Mark, Adam, and our new Site Director Julie Pool for sharing the history of BVHC, sharing about the struggles of communication in a growing organization, and showing the importance of patient centered care!
Today is #givingtuesday! Today is the day where a movement of nonprofit organizations, local businesses and philanthropists in the United States come together to promote and participate in giving to support better, more vibrant, and stronger communities, throughout the country.
Because of you we are able to do things like provide quality healthcare to those without insurance including addiction services, diabetes care, and dental care.
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Welcome our new Pharmacist!
We are excited to share the news that we now have a new pharmacist that joined our BVHC-Hardin Pharmacy team! Meet David O'Brien. David is from Los Angeles, California and has lived in Las Vegas, Nevada for many years before deciding to move to Montana in 2003 to pursue his education in the medical field. He attended the University of Montana in Missoula, where he graduated with his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 2012. He loves his family and his two children ages 20, and 10 are his world. Growing up, he had a special passion to work in health care. He first became a pharmacy technician and loved his job along with the interest and challenge that came with it. His supervisor saw a special potential in him and mentioned he should attend pharmacy school and become a pharmacist. This inspired David a step further as he took his advice very seriously and decided to apply for school. After earning his degree, he accepted a job at Billings Clinic, where he worked there for five years. He is very excited to be a part of Bighorn Valley Health Center, as he has a great passion for helping others and their wants to make a difference in their daily lives. He loves the fact that he has an amazing opportunity to serve as an asset to our patients and their communities while developing trusting relationships. This new adventure has been wonderful as he mentioned he absolutely loves the patient interaction and special connection he has experienced thus far. David truly believes in the quote "enjoy your job", simply because patients will feel that inspiration and desire. He's enjoying all the staff he works with and truly feels the connection of a "work family". We are stoked to welcome David as we are looking forward to all the great help that he will contribute in our Pharmacy Department as well as to our valued patients!
We had a costume contest on Halloween. There were so many good costumes but only 3 winners.
1st place: Jack Snyder as Papa Smurf
2nd place: David O'Brien as Gargamel
3rd place: Stephanie Chosa as Smurfette
Do you see a theme here? The Pharmacy swept the competition and they were Smurf themed! Great job pharmacy!
The award for most dedication goes to David O'Brien for actually shaving his head to look like Gargamel. Honorable mentions:
Beth Burnette as Calamity Jane
Deborah Pretty On Top as Erkel
Nicky Tefertiller as Kung Fu Panda &
Paul Murter as Paul Murter
Your Bighorn Valley Pharmacy in Hardin will be undergoing a trial of new hours starting the week of November 6th!
Monday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Tuesday 8:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesday 8:00AM – 8:00PM
Thursday 8:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
This will be temporary and we will be using the opportunity to gather some data and make a decision on whether to make the changes permanent or explore other options for hours. Thanks for your help in this! Enjoy the late hours during this time!
Conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play affect a wide range of health risks and how healthy we can become. Poverty, stable/unstable housing, education, access to healthy food—all of these play a vital role in the health of the individual and the community.
Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). The work we are doing at BVHC is not aimed at the clinic visit although this plays an important role in our health. Ultimately, we hope to be an agent of benevolent transformation—for individuals, and for entire communities—seeking to address health in a broadly holistic manner.
We are and will continue to work towards seeing WHOLE HEALTH for our beloved communities!
We have a wonderful opportunity this flu season to #stopthespread! Please join us in preventing the spread of the flu virus this season by coming into BVHC to get your flu shot.
We are excited to announce our involvement in the Raising Places project in Lodge Grass. The desire is to see a safe place for parents to raise their children, for sustainable food systems, for people supporting people in a positive, effective, constructive way. This is truly a work that will take place from within. This is spawned by those inside the Lodge Grass community who want to see changed affected on a foundational level. Here are a couple pics from the first workshop.
Check here to find out what is going on at BVHC.