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IHS reopens hospital in Montana after flooding on reservation





The Indian Health Service is seeing patients again at the Crow/Northern Cheyenne Hospital on the Crow Reservation in Montana, The Billings Gazette reports.

The hospital, in Crow Agency, was forced to close when flooding hit the reservation on May 22. Staff were unable to leave so they cared for some patients who were still there for three more days.

A makeshift clinic was set up in another part of Crow Agency that was accessible. In addition to seeing patients there, staff made home visits to help people throughout the reservation.

“The community members were very grateful,” Shannon Little Wolf, the hospital's acting ambulatory care supervisor, told the paper. “They very much appreciated that we drove out through the water, through the muck to bring them household goods, supplies and water and identified them as they’re still in their homes and if they needed help.”

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Crow/Northern Cheyenne Hospital reopens outpatient clinic (The Billings Gazette 6/16)

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