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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.

The Ruby Valley Hospital - Here For Life

Check out the blog (below) for links to
photos from the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the
New Ruby Valley Hospital and
the Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation's Fundraising Celebration
at the Round Barn! 

Les Gilman, John Semingson, Ken Walsh at Ruby Valley Hospital Groundbreaking

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Photos from the Holiday Party!

We have photos from the December 10th Holiday Party at the Virginia City Elks Club!  Please click here and they will appear!

Concussion Information - Second Impact Syndrome

Second Impact Syndrome is the fatal result of receiving a second traumatic brain injury (concussion) before a prior traumatic brain injury has healed.  After a concussion, a cerebral edema (swelling of the brain) can occur.  Fortunately, the brain has auto-corrective mechanisms to compensate and protect against massive swelling.  If a second injury occurs while the brain is healing, the brain loses its ability to auto-regulate.   Therefore, even a relatively minor second injury can result in excessive swelling of the brain and death.   Read More>>

Photos from the Fundraising Celebration

Please click here to see the slideshow of photos from the Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundations community celebration for meeting the fundraising goals for the new Ruby Valley Hospital>>

Photos from the Groundbreaking Ceremony

Please click here for the photos from the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Ruby Valley Hospital>>

Sleeping After a Concussion

There is an abundance of "medical advice" regarding all sorts of maladies, some helpful (chicken soup and garlic for a cold) and some not-so-helpful.  One frequently provided piece of advice regarding concussions is that the patient shouldn't be allowed to sleep because they may fall into a coma.  This is an old wives tale based on instances when a concussion has not been examined healthcare professional and an epidural hematoma (broken artery) has been undetected.   Read More>>

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>>

Cycling or running related knee pain

Once the weather warms up in Montana, we like to get outside for more exercise.  Without proper warm up or stretching many are prone to overuse injuries.  One such injury is Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB).   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>>

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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