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Montana Health Network Updates

Fringe Benefit Purchase

March 7, 2019
Montana Health Network is pleased to announce the purchase of our long-term partner, Fringe BenefitResources (FBR), a voluntary insurance products company. In addition, we have hired their key employee, Holly Pickens who many of you know. We have also hired Tami Meckle to assist Holly and help us provide outstanding customer service. Voluntary products include life, dental, vision, disability, cancer policies, accident policies and more. This company puts all MHN health insurance and voluntary insurance products under one umbrella which should streamline the process of providing benefits to your employees. If you have questions, please call the FBR office at 406-234-1754. Please note their number has changed.Please update your records. FBR fax is now 406-234-1423.

Spring Conference

February 14, 2019
Care and Safety of the Older Adult
Positive Approach for Meeting Resident’s Needs will be held on April 11, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Sleep Inn & Suites in Miles City, Montana.  The program will be presented by Pamela Longmire on a combination of best practices by Teepa Snow, Naomi Feil and Dr. Al Power.  Montana Health Network is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation approved for 3.75 contact hours, 3.75 Behavioral Health contact hours and a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. 

Care and Safety of the Older Adult will be held on April 12, 2018 beginning at 7:45 a.m. and concluding by 4:30 pm at the Sleep Inn & Suites in Miles City,Montana.  Topics will include:

Transitions of Care in Rural and Frontier Communities by Jane Brock, ME
Advance Care Directives-Having the Conversation by Kathryn Borgenicht, MD
Assessing for and Addressing Stages of Cognitive Decline by Irene Lohkamp, MD
LGBTQ Care Considerations in the Older Adult by Karen Stainton, NP
What are “Normal” Lab Values in Older Adults? by Alison Brock, MD
Medications to Avoid in the Older Adult by Sylvia Lymburner, MD

Lunch will be provided. Montana Health Network is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation approved for 7.0 contact hours,6.0 Behavioral Health contact hours, and a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

For further information,please call Chris Williams at 406-234-1420 or email at cwilliams@montanahealthnetwork.com.  To register, please call Jody Fiechtner at 406-234-1420 or email at jfiechtner@montanahealthnetwork.com