About Shodair

Shodair By The Numbers

Shodair Children's Hospital is a non-profit, 501 C-3 organization. The Montana Children's Foundation raises funds which are used for equipment purchases and off-setting the cost of uncompensated care.

Shodair is Montana's only Children's Miracle Network affiliated hospital.

Shodair Children's Hospital employs between 300-325 people, including full-time, part-time and flex staff.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program Background 

Grasslands Unit (Acute Care)

Beds: 20
Admissions: 652
Patient days: 6,640
Average Length of Stay: 10.2 days

High Desert Unit (Children’s Residential)

Beds: 20
Admissions: 82
Patient days: 5.162
Average Length of Stay: 63 days

Yellowstone Unit (Middle School)
Glacier Unit (High School) Adolescent Residential

Beds: 46 beds on two units
Admissions: 203
Patient days: 12,022
Average Length of Stay: 59 days

Shodair is the only facility in Montana with both acute and residential beds in the same facility.



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

Clinical Genetics


Clinics: More than 100 days per year

Telemedicine connection to facilities in Montana.


This program was implemented as a result of 2007 Legislation expanding newborn screening in Montana. It provides comprehensive state-wide follow-up.


Program Strengths: