Chest Pain Center
If you or a loved-one experience chest pain or other early warning signs of heart attack, the best care is available at the Chest Pain Center located in the Benefis Emergency Department. Our Center's team is skilled in diagnosing and treating your condition and, if appropriate, may even begin heart care treatment while you are still in route to the hospital. Members of the Center have spent hours in preparation making sure they can save time in the race to stop damage caused by a heart attack and, in many cases, even reverse it. The Center is available around the clock to get you the care you need–now.Call 406.455.5200 for more information.
Benefis Cardiac Rehabilitation is a customized exercise and education program designed to improve our patient's quality of life after they have had a heart attack, open-heart surgery or other heart condition.
The goals of cardiac rehabilitation are to help you regain strength and physical ability and to reduce your risk of future heart problems. Program benefits include close interaction with trained Exercise Physiologists and Cardiac Rehab Nurses. These staff members treat complications that often accompany heart disease. They work with you to ensure clear and effective education and, ultimately, obtain your desired health.
The program combines medical supervision and cardiac monitoring, educational dietary and psychiatric counseling, with a progressive exercise training program to help people reach and maintain a high level of heart fitness and return to a full and productive life.
Cardiac Rehabilitation requires a physician referral. Patients have continuous EKG monitoring during each exercise session. The program is covered by most insurance policies, including Medicare. Participation is up to 3 days a week for 12 weeks. Exercise prescriptions are individually based on your functional level. If you, or someone you know, may benefit from Cardiac Rehabilitation, please call 406.455.2180 for more information.
Cardiovascular Inpatient Unit
The Cardiovascular Unit (CVU) offers a comfortable, private environment for patients and their families. The unit is designed for a member of the family to be with their loved ones while they are on the unit. It is also designed to provide for almost all of the needs of the patient while being treated for a heart condition or recovering from a medical procedure.
Because of our state-of-the-art centralized monitoring system, patients are virtually unaware that their heart rate, blood pressure and vital signs are under constant observation by the cardiac nurses and physicians on the unit. The unit boasts specially trained and dedicated providers to care for the medical, emotional, and informational needs of patients with various heart conditions. Call 406.731.8600 for more information.
Cardiovascular Surgical Services
In many cases, cardiovascular surgery is the most effective treatment option for cardiovascular disease. Benefis has assembled a team of surgeons, anesthetists, perfusionists, surgical nurses and assistants trained specifically for the surgical care of the heart. Surgical options now include traditional by-pass surgery as well as off-pump or minimally invasive surgery. Call 406.731.8500 for more information.
Interventional Radiology Department
Benefis Health System Interventional Radiology Department uses the latest in imaging technology to perform minimally invasive procedures. Procedures that once required general anesthesia with large incisions can now be done on an outpatient basis with a small incision that often times does not require stitches. Our scope of practice includes, but is not limited to: pain management, angiography, biopsies, drainages, catheter/ line placement, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, and limb salvage.
The Interventional staff consists of a team of Interventional radiologists, Radiologic technologists and Registered nurses. The team utilizes an evidence-based practice to maintain the most current standards in interventional practice.
For more information about these services, please call 406.731.8500.