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Big Sky Medical Center Receives Challenge Gift from Yellowstone Club Community Foundation

08-08-2016

Big Sky Medical Center Receives Challenge Gift from Yellowstone Club Community Foundation

New Funds to Support Emergency Simulation Training Program

Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center and Yellowstone Club Community Foundation (YCCF) announced today that YCCF has provided the medical center with a $50,000 challenge gift to support the implementation of a series of high-quality, professionally-led emergency training scenarios. These training scenarios will help Big Sky Medical Center’s physicians, nurses, staff members and community partners to better prepare for a range of complex health emergencies such as stroke or heart attack presentations, mass-casualty incidents or even highly contagious pediatric viruses.

With a total project cost of $100,000, leaders at Yellowstone Club Community Foundation hope that their challenge gift will inspire a broad cross-section of Big Sky area residents and businesses to support this effort as well.

“Big Sky Medical Center is off to a fantastic start and it’s already meeting really important community needs,” said Loren Bough, a member of both the YCCF board and the medical center’s volunteer board of managers . “We’re excited about this project and hope that others will join us in supporting this focused fundraising effort for a worthy cause.”

According to Tracy Reamy, Big Sky Medical Center’s administrator, “Simulating possible emergency scenarios before they happen will allow our well-trained team to test our plans and protocols, determine where we’re solid and where we need to adapt, and to build even stronger partnerships with Big Sky Fire, EMS and others. Practicing for worst-case scenarios will help us to provide the best possible patient care for those we serve.”

The first simulation training will take place in October, with additional scenarios to be developed and implemented during 2017. Bozeman Health’s Big Sky Medical Center and Deaconess Hospital will work with Swedish Medical Center and their highly regarded InSytu program on the design and implementation of each simulation, with InSytu’s leadership team providing Big Sky Medical Center with comprehensive reviews and recommendations for future emergency responses.

All financial contributions in support of this project will help to establish Big Sky Medical Center’s Founders’ Fund, with donors of $100 or more set to be recognized on a new donor wall to be unveiled on the medical center’s one year anniversary. Naming opportunities throughout the center remain available to recognize contributions of $10,000 or more. For information on this project and how you can support Big Sky Medical Center, contact 406-414-1085 or visit www.bigskymedicalcenter.org/donate.

For More Information:
Jason Smith, Executive Vice President of Philanthropy
406-570-6066 – jason.smith@bozemanhealth.org

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