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Ruby Valley HospitalThrough the quality and compassion of our healthcare providers and staff, the Ruby Valley Hospital strives to be our community's first choice for healthcare services.  Serving Virginia City, Alder, Sheridan, Laurin, Twin Bridges, Silver Star and Waterloo, our Hospital offers 10 inpatient beds, radiology, laboratory, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology, swing bed, 24 hour emergency care and a highly qualified nursing staff.  Our healthcare providers support patients through the Hospital and our local clinics. 

The Ruby Valley Hospital is a Montana designated trauma receiving facility.

We encourage you to explore our website for detailed information about our staff and services, Twin Bridges and Sheridan clinics, Mac's CHC Pharmacy, Ruby Valley Ambulance and the Ruby Valley Hospital Auxiliary.  There are links to and from the Ruby Valley Hospital Foundation's website.  News on local healthcare events and advice on timely medical issues is updated regularly.  We hope you will visit often for information on seasonal, regional, women's, children's and senior's health topics.

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The Ruby Valley Hospital Introduces New Lab Manager and Unveils New Lab Equipment

The Ruby Valley Hospital is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Andrew Baughn, MLS(ASCP)MHA for the position of Laboratory Manager.  He came on-board June 13, 2016 and is happy to be in the Ruby Valley.  Baughn’s family will be joining him in July or August.  Additionally, state-of-the-art equipment, a chemical analyzer and hematology analyzer, has been donated to the Hospital’s laboratory.  The donation was funded by the Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation supported by a $50,000 donation from the Treacy Foundation.   Read More>>

 
The Lowdown on Carpal Tunnel

Many people seek medical attention regarding numbness and pain in their hand.   The most common cause is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS).

Multiple factors play a role in the cause of CTS, but genetics is the most important factor.  A small carpal tunnel predisposes one to CTS.  Repetitive movements, hormonal changes related to pregnancy, older age, and common medical conditions, including diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroid gland imbalance may also play a role.   Read More>>

 
Why you might want to be tested for Hepatitis C and B12

Hepatitis C (Hep C) is a serious, life-threatening liver disease that can result in cirrhosis and liver cancer. It is spread through contact with the blood of a person infected with Hepatitis C. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is encouraging all baby boomers (born between 1945-1965) to be tested for Hep C as this age group comprises more than 75% of those infected in the United States. In the past, Hep C was considered a disease primarily infecting intravenous drug users or healthcare professionals that work with needles and blood. However, it has been found that lack of blood screening prior to 1992 has resulted in undetected infections through donated blood and blood products. It also can be spread by sexual activity. Deaths related to Hep C are on the rise among baby boomers. Symptoms from chronic Hep C often don’t arise until advanced liver problems develop. Webmd.com offers 5 reasons to be tested –   Read More>>

 
Say what?! Some Common Orthopaedic Terms

With all the technical jargon, there are times when it can be tough to grasp what a clinician may be saying about an orthopaedic injury.  A few basic definitions can go a long way in understanding what's being said.  (By the way, orthopaedic relates to the skeletal system and associated structures such as muscles and ligaments.)   Read More>>

 
Donation to the Ruby Valley Hospital Directly Benefits Nurses and Patients

The Ruby Valley Hospital is not taking its latest donation lying down, but their patients will be!  The Hospital recently received a generous donation of nine beds from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St. James Healthcare.  The beds have significant technological and healthcare benefits over the Ruby Valley Hospital’s current in-patient beds, providing greater comfort to the patients and enhancing the care provided by the nursing staff.   Read More>>

 
I "Rolled" My Ankle!

The most common injury to the ankle is when the foot “rolls” inward, toward the midline of the body.  There are a few ligaments on the outside of the ankle that may be damaged or torn (sprained) during this motion.  You may hear or feel a “pop, snap or crack.”  This sound or feeling may be fracturing of a bone or sprains of one or more ligaments.   Read More>>

 
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What Happens If You Dislocate Your Shoulder

Shoulder dislocations are the most common joint dislocations. The shoulder socket allows for great range of motion (ROM), but the drawback is instability compared to other joints.   Read More>>

 
Treating Skiing and Snowboarding Knee Injuries

It’s ski and snowboard season!  Unfortunately knee injuries during winter sports are common.  Injuries occur when the force of the downward momentum wrenches knee joints and cause structural damage.  Medical professionals generally follow the RICE rule. The RICE rule is an easy to remember rudimentary treatment plan for all acute injuries:   Read More>>

 
OUCH....My Back!

Drew Chambers, PA-CPeople talk about their backs “going out” all the time.  Symptoms typically include pain and muscle spasm.  If numbness, or weakness going down the legs occurs a disc herniation may be the culprit.  History, physical examination and advanced imaging studies let us know the extent of the injury.  If there is a disc herniation, there are a few treatment options to consider.   Read More>>

 
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By Lynn Lowder of Twin Bridges


Lynn is a tireless volunteer for the Madison County DUI Task Force.
Thank you Lynn for sharing your beautiful photos and your efforts in protecting our youth!

 
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