A major medical center expansion at Stevensville was announced by Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital (MDMH) this week. The new 21,000 square foot center is expected to be open in 2022, as part of the new Bitterroot Health rebranding of the Hamilton-based hospital.

The facility will be constructed on Kootenai Creek Road, just off US 93, west of Stevensville, and will include primary care, walk-in and urgent care, women's health services, rehabilitation services, lab, X-ray, CT and Ultrasound services and ambulance.

Hospital officials said in a news release that the new facility will include a large, central waiting area with combined registration for all services. MDMH CEO John Bishop said, "Since our start, and early roots in Hamilton, we have continued to expand, add specialties and services and grow to other areas in Ravalli County. We're excited to bring more health care offerings to Stevensville."

Pete Dunn, who has been with Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Center since 2001, will be managing the center. As Regional Director, he said, "We're excited about this project, about offering convenient access to primary care and specialties to this area. To be able to bring more to this community is rewarding. My team and I look forward to serving the people in the northern part of Ravalli County and bringing them exceptional care close to home."

During construction, Bitterroot Health will be open for community opinions on what will be offered at the new Stevensville center. You can email marketing@mdmh.org or call (406) 375-4589. More information on this and other MDMH and Bitterroot Health services, check the MDMH website. The Bitterroot Health projects include expanded facilities in Darby.

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