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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY HELPS INDIVIDUALS LIVE LIFE TO ITS FULLEST

Intermountain Helena, Montana –Occupational therapy enables people of all ages live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability. It is a practice deeply rooted in science and is evidence-based, meaning that the plan designed for each individual is supported by data, experience, and “best practices” that … Read more OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY HELPS INDIVIDUALS LIVE LIFE TO ITS FULLEST

Integrated Medical and Behavioral Healthcare is Like Magnet Repulsion

By Lora Cowee, MPA, Chief Operations Officer, Intermountain The last time I caught a cold, after the first three days I thought I was feeling better.  I was wrong.  That “cold” continued to hang on until I was coughing so much I couldn’t sleep or sit through a meeting. I ended up going to the … Read more Integrated Medical and Behavioral Healthcare is Like Magnet Repulsion

Great Aunt Sue, Dust Bunnies and Accreditation: Why We Strive for Excellence in Health Care

By Michelle Hauer, MPA, CHPSE, Intermountain Quality Assurance Director There is a level of chaos that ensues in one’s house when Mom utters those four dreaded words, “The relatives are coming.” I often wondered what the fuss was about. My cluttered room didn’t say anything about who I was or how I was raised, other … Read more Great Aunt Sue, Dust Bunnies and Accreditation: Why We Strive for Excellence in Health Care

ACE Summit: Changing the Conversation About Trauma

By Cathy Huntley, Childwise Communications and Project Manager The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is possibly the most important public health study ever done, and the largest study of its kind. The study examines the health and social effects of ACEs over the lifespan, demonstrating that childhood adversity appears to determine the likelihood of the … Read more ACE Summit: Changing the Conversation About Trauma

Fellowship Yields New Data and Positive Experience

By Cody Tredik, Intermountain Intern and Carroll College Student Tara Smart, Intermountain fellow and researcher. Intermountain is known for the care it gives to children and young people, but like many organizations with a similar mission, the professionals at Intermountain wondered how to best go about gathering post-discharge data. “We have known for a while … Read more Fellowship Yields New Data and Positive Experience

Flathead Valley Resource for Children and Families Gets a Permanent Home

By Ryan Nollan, Providence Home Coordinator Wyatt* is a fun, athletic, and bright 7-year-old boy with a great smile.  He was removed from his home because his parents were struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Their addictions meant they sometimes failed to supervise Wyatt and his siblings, who were found wandering the streets late at … Read more Flathead Valley Resource for Children and Families Gets a Permanent Home

Don’t Wait Until They Hit Bottom!

By Joelle Johnson, LCSW, LAC, Intermountain Project Director This June, Alcoholics Anonymous celebrates its 80th birthday.  Over the past eight decades, countless numbers of people found recovery through this program.  AA meetings now exist in over 170 countries, each differing slightly but still maintaining the fundamental steps and traditions that were originally designed by a … Read more Don’t Wait Until They Hit Bottom!

Integration and Outcomes—How Health Care Reform Will Bring a Healthier Future

By Lora Cowee, MPA, Chief Operations Officer, Intermountain With all the contrasting opinions and views on one of our country’s most controversial topics, health care reform, how are we, as parents, supposed to understand or believe any good can come of this?  I often wonder how the world of health care will look when my … Read more Integration and Outcomes—How Health Care Reform Will Bring a Healthier Future

Success Through Sensory Diets: How Sensory Processing Awareness Can Create Happier Children

By Michaela Parker, MOTR/L | Intermountain Occupational Therapist Just as your child needs food throughout the course of the day, he or she needs sensory input spread out over the whole day as well. A “sensory diet” is a carefully designed, personalized activity plan that provides the sensory input a person needs to stay focused … Read more Success Through Sensory Diets: How Sensory Processing Awareness Can Create Happier Children

Engaging Without Fear or Hesitation – Extraordinary Growth with Occupational Therapy

As we make way into 2015, we are constantly looking for ways to take steps forward in our lives. Whether this is personally, professionally, or philanthropically, the start of a new year provides each of us with the opportunity for new adventures and growth. At Intermountain, growing in service is integrated into our work. You … Read more Engaging Without Fear or Hesitation – Extraordinary Growth with Occupational Therapy

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