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St. Vincent Healthcare Welcomes Federal Care Team

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Billings, MT - St. Vincent Healthcare has welcomed a team of medical professionals from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) that will provide temporary surge support in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The federal team of 30 medical professionals includes, advanced healthcare practitioners, nurses, paramedics, a pharmacist, and safety, logistics, and administrative support specialists. The team will provide support and care in various departments at St. Vincent Healthcare. The NDMS team will collaborate with local staff to provide short-term surge support and will be deployed for 14 days.

“We are grateful to welcome this team of medical and support professionals to St. Vincent Healthcare to provide support to our community during the current wave of COVID-19 cases impacting Yellowstone County and our region,” said Krikor Jansezian, Ph.D., Chief Operation Officer, St. Vincent Healthcare. “The NDMS care team will be able to provide great support to our patients and dedicated caregivers as we continue to provide high quality, safe care to both our COVID and non-COVID patients.”

NDMS is a part of HHS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and helps communities respond to and recover from public health emergencies and disasters. Since January 2020, ASPR has deployed thousands of medical, logistical, and command and control personnel from NDMS to help states, territories, and jurisdictions respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. These individuals serve as medical professionals in communities across the country and serve as intermittent federal employees when called into service.

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SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 180 physician clinics, home health, hospice, mental health, and safety-net services in Colorado and the Montana Wyoming region.