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Benefis Health System features northcentral Montana’s only Level II trauma center.

As part of our Emergency Services team, nurses have a unique place to start their career or expand their knowledge. With an embedded flight team and an average of 85 Emergency Department visits a day, Emergency Services is a great place to hone your skills and challenge yourself.

Our nurses collaborate with a host of professionals, including unit-based pharmacists, social workers, and medical providers to provide care to patients from throughout northcentral Montana. Our nurses have a multitude of opportunities to participate in education, orientation, professional growth, and unit-based and hospital-based shared governance. If you have an interest in fast-paced episodic care, Emergency Services may be for you.

Mercy Flight

Since 1983, Benefis Mercy Flight has been providing lifesaving emergency and critical care air transport in northcentral Montana. Mercy Flight offers specialized care for both adults and children.

Depending on patient need, flight crews may contain highly experienced and certified registered nurses, neonatal nurse practitioners, paramedics, and/or registered respiratory therapists. Our hospital-based program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.

Our Transports:

Helicopter transports are contracted through Metro Aviation. We offer critical support at accident scenes and transport for patients injured in isolated areas. In addition, flights can be used to transport patients in surrounding communities to Benefis Health System in Great Falls.

Fixed-wing air transports are contracted through Aero Air. Our jet is used to move patients requiring longer distance travel within Montana and to facilities in larger communities, including Spokane, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Denver.

Critical care ground transport offers a ground-based emergency response when weather grounds the helicopter or it is in use for another patient. The vehicle also transports patients to and from rural locations when a higher level of care is required.

Contact Us

Scott Schandelson
Manager of Emergency Department
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