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 2015
Grasslands Unit (Acute Care)
Patient days: 6,640
Average Length of Stay: 10.2 days
High Desert Unit (Children’s Residential)
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
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.
- 5 psychiatrists who specialize in the treatment of children and adolescents.
- 10 primary therapists.
- 2 psychologists.
- 1 speech-language pathologist.
- Music, art and recreation therapy.
- Special Education teachers.
- Mental health technicians.
- 64% of acute patients are Medicaid.
- 69% of adolescent patients are Medicaid.
- 84% of children’s unit patients are Medicaid.
- In 2014, uncompensated care was $7.7 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
- 4 Genetic Counselors
- 2 Medical Geneticists
Patients in 2014: 783
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: 612
Tests include prenatal, infant and child, cancer
Tests in 2014: 575
Reference laboratory serves national market. Tests in 2014: 562
Pharmacogenetic (drug metabolism) testing. Tests in 2011: 180
Newborn Screening Follow-up Program
- 1 Registered Nurse
- 1 Nutritionist
- 1 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 the 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.