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Patients at Bigfork Valley give top ratings to their hospital experience

Most hospital patients in the U.S. receive a survey after their hospital stay relating to their hospital experience. The independent survey was started by a coalition of medical organizations and government agencies like Medicare and Medicaid to provide transparency for prospective patients. Since the survey started in 2006, Bigfork Valley has been rated at or near the top in the state in most categories, and has achieved high national marks as well.

Read about how the survey works.
Read about how Bigfork Valley has performed.
Read about Bigfork Valley’s national recognition.

Electronic records

Electronic records allow your medical history to be available to your provider immediately. Bigfork Valley uses mobile computer stations in the hospital to record information as it is available so that the provider has a complete record to work with. As a patient, you also have access to your lab results through the Patient Portal. Patient privacy is very important at Bigfork Valley. You can feel confident that your records are secure and private. Read our privacy policy.

Special services

  • Onsite sleep studies through Winmar Diagnostics
  • Infusions
    • Antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral infusions
    • Remicade
    • Chemotherapy
    • Osteoporosis therapy
  • Social services—Bigfork Valley Social Services serves as a patient advocate and can assist with issues encountered during your hospital stay or on discharge. For instance, Social Services can find resources within the community to assist with particular needs and help with paperwork such as filling out advance health directives or medical insurance applications.
  • Cardiac rehab

Amenities

Patients at Bigfork Valley on unrestricted diets may order room service off a full menu from the Dietary Department. Made-to-order meals are available from 6:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening meal order placed by 4 p.m. Visitors may visit our onsite cafeteria, the Wanigan, during open hours. The meal of the day is available for purchase when the Wannigan is closed.

Swing bed

Patients who have a 3-day qualifying stay in another hospital may request swing bed admission to Bigfork Valley, allowing them to receive skilled nursing care or physical therapy close to home. For more information, contact the hospital nurses' station at 218.743.4491.

Infection control

Bigfork Valley nursing staff receive ongoing training in infection control methods. In addition, the hospital has a negative pressure isolation room for patients with airborne contagious disease.

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Other links within BigforkValley.org

Facility

Bigfork Valley opened a new acute hospital care wing in 2006. The hospital is adjacent to the Emergency Department and includes 11 patient rooms licensed for 20 beds.

The hospital is designed to be pleasing and comfortable using subdued earth tones. Rooms have bow windows overlooking the Big Fork River, medical equipment behind cabinet doors and wheelchair-accessible showers.

Additional features in the hospital include a negative pressure isolation room, a specialized tub bath and a patient nutrition room for point-of-use ice dispensing and light food preparation.