Shodair Children's Hospital is a non-profit, 501 C-3 organization. The Montana Children's Foundation raises money which are used for funding equipment purchases and off-setting the cost of uncompensated care.
Shodair is also Montana's only Children's Miracle Network affiliated hospital.
Shodair Children's Hospital employs between 260 – 270 people, including full-time, part-time and flex staff. In Fiscal Year 2011, the Hospital's payroll was nearly $11,000,000.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program Background 2011
Grasslands Unit (Acute Care)
Patient days: 6,518
Average Length of Stay: 11.4 days
High Desert Unit (Children’s Residential)
Patient days: 4,290
Average Length of Stay: 81 days
Yellowstone Unit (Middle School)
Glacier Unit (High School) Adolescent Residential
Beds: 46 beds on two units
Patient days: 12,457
Average Length of Stay: 76 days
Shodair is the only facility in Montana with both acute and residential beds in the same facility.
- Five psychiatrists who specialize in the treatment of children and adolescents.
- Nine primary therapists.
- Two psychologists.
- One speech-language pathologist.
- Music, art and recreation therapy.
- Special Education teachers.
- Mental health technicians.
- 62% of acute patients are Medicaid.
- 60% of adolescent patients are Medicaid.
- 75% of children’s unit patients are Medicaid.
- In 2011, uncompensated care was $3.5 million.
- ShoCare is the hospital’s financial assistance program to help individuals and families pay for psychiatric and genetic services at Shodair. ShoCare works on a sliding scale based on household income of up to 200% of the federal poverty level.
99% of Shodair's psychiatric patients are from Montana. Depending on the unit, approximately 5 - 12% of its psychiatric patients are of Native American descent.
Montana Medical Genetics Program Background
- Four Genetic Counselors
- Two Medical Geneticists
Patients in 2011: 901
Clinics: 120 days per year
- Helena 3-4 days per month
- Billings 2 days per month
- Great Falls and Missoula monthly
- Kalispell, Butte, Bozeman quarterly
- Miles City, Glendive, Sidney, Wolf Point, Browning annually
Telemedicine connection to over 60 healthcare facilities in Montana.
- PhD Geneticist
Maternal Serum screening-first trimester pregnancy screening.
Tests in 2011: 914
Tests include prenatal, infant and child, cancer
Tests in 2011: 1,182
Reference laboratory serves national market. Tests in 2011: 562
Pharmacogenetic (drug metabolism) testing. Tests in 2011: 309
Newborn Screening Follow-up Program
- One Registered Nurse
- One Nutritionist
- One Biochemical Geneticist
This program was implemented as a result of 2007 Legislation expanding newborn screening in Montana. It provides comprehensive state-wide follow-up.
- Funded in part with special revenue account money authorized by 2005 Montana Legislature.
- $1.00 from each health and disability insurance policy sold in Montana.
- Availability of both counselors and laboratory staff on-site provides comprehensive genetic services for both patients and physicians.
- Focused staff expertise in newborn genetic diseases, cancer genetics, fetal alcohol syndrome, and inherited disease.
- Pharmacogenetic testing for ability to metabolize prescription drugs.