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  • Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital Pledges $250,000 to Glasgow School District Bond Projects if Passed

    Kyla Burns, The Courier|Sep 13, 2023

    Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital (FMDH) is pleased to announce a pledge of $250,000 to the Glasgow School District Bond Projects contingent upon the bond passing. If passed, the money would be donated towards the entirety of the projects listed on the Glasgow School District Bond ballot being mailed out Friday, Sept. 29. This commitment reflects FMDH’s dedication to caring for what matters most - the health and well-being of our community and its residents. As the leading healthcare provider in northeast Montana, FMDH understands the i...

  • Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital Recognized as a 2019 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

    Kyla Burns, For the Courier|Feb 20, 2019

    Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital announced on Feb. 12, it has been named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics. Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all Critical Access Hospitals nationally. Now in its ninth year, th...

  • Dr. Anne Williams to Retire from FMDH

    Kyla Burns, For the Courier|Aug 8, 2018

    After 32 years working as a general surgeon at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, Dr. Anne Williams has announced her retirement. Her dedication and achievements will not be forgotten. A farewell party will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, in the FMDH lower level conference room. All friends, coworkers, and well-wishers are welcome to attend. Dr. Williams came to Glasgow in 1986 right out of residency. The fifth graduating woman surgeon from the University of Texas Southwestern... Full story

  • Shopko Pharmacy Closing June 6

    Kyla Burns, For the Courier|Jun 6, 2018

    Effective June 6, at 4 p.m, Shopko Pharmacy will be closing. The Shopko main store will continue to remain open and operating as usual. Starting June 7, 5th Avenue Pharmacy & Gift will be able to fill prescriptions and refills for Shopko customers. Records and files will be transferred, as well as current insurance information. It is recommended, however, to carry your insurance information when receiving prescriptions from 5th Avenue Pharmacy & Gift for the first time. Patients should also phone in for their refills a few days in advance of...

  • Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital Recognized for Improvement in Patient Care

    Kyla Burns, For the Courier|Sep 27, 2017

    FMDH was recently awarded the Montana Rural Healthcare Performance Improvement Network's Quality Improvement Award for its work on Improving Hospital Communication for Emergency Department Transfers. Awards were announced during the general session at the MHA Annual Convention held in Billings on Sept. 21. The Montana Rural Healthcare Performance Improvement Network (PIN) is a voluntary membership of 48 critical access hospitals throughout the state. Through this Network, member hospitals are... Full story

  • Dr. Andy Fahlgren Returns to Glasgow

    Kyla Burns, For the Courier|Aug 30, 2017

    The Frances Mahon Deaconess hospital is proud to welcome Glasgow native Andrew Fahlgren, MD, to the Glasgow Clinic. Dr. Fahlgren was originally born in Lewistown but spent the majority of his childhood in Glasgow and Fort Peck. He is a proud Glasgow Scottie and graduated from GHS in 2000. After getting his bachelor's degree in english literature from MSU Bozeman, he spent a year in Chicago working at a bookstore and re-evaluating his goals, finally deciding to go back to school to pursue a medic... Full story

  • Vote to Keep Valley View Going

    Kyla Burns, Critical Care Messaging|Aug 16, 2017

    When long-time businessman Les Hanson donated land nearly 50 years ago, for what was to become the Valley View Nursing Home, he could not have imagined what it would grow into and the impact it would have on Glasgow and Valley County. It was a choice location, overlooking Glasgow and the Milk River Valley, providing a beautiful and commanding view for the Home’s residents. Beginning with a modest 60 beds, it soon grew to accommodate 92 residents and now has 96 beds. In the mid-1990’s, improvements were made to the dining and activities are...

  • Durham Nominated for Extraordinary Healer Award

    Kyla Burns, For the Courier|Apr 26, 2017

    To celebrate nurses, CURE Magazine created the Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing. Glasgow's Mona Amudson nominated Sally Durham (RN, FMDH), describing her as, "one of the best and most compassionate oncology nurses ever." The magazine asked readers to write an essay about an oncology nurse who went above and beyond to help them heal. The top essayists and their nurses are to be honored at a reception held in conjunction with the Oncology Nursing Society's annual congress.... Full story

  • FMDH Welcomes New Orthopedic Surgeon

    Kyla Burns, For the Courier|Apr 5, 2017

    Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital is pleased to announce the arrival of a new Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Scott T. Croft, MD. Dr. Croft was born in Lovell, Wyo., and was delivered by his own grandfather, the town doctor. The medical profession runs deep in the family, beginning with his great-grandfather, who first moved to Wyoming's Bighorn Basin to help treat a yellow fever outbreak. Dr. Croft's grandfather then followed his own father's medical footsteps and became the next county doctor in the... Full story