About Us

At St. Vincent Healthcare, we’re happy to tell you about us: our compassionate caregivers, our clinical excellence, our award-winning care and even our beautiful campus. But it’s really all about you. Our patients and families are the center of every thought, communication and action that takes place in this healing space.

St. Vincent Healthcare delivers compassionate, quality care to the people of Montana and Northern Wyoming, as it has for more than 115 years. In addition to 11 primary care clinics in and around the Billings area, we offer a number of progressive specialty services. St. Vincent even has a special “hospital within a hospital” just for children, St. Vincent Children’s Healthcare. St. Vincent is part of SCL Health, a nonprofit faith-based health system with 11 hospitals in three states.

Services and expertise

Our health services include:

Fast facts*

Here’s a snapshot of who we are and what we do:

  • Full-time Equivalents: 1,704
  • Medical Staff: 509
  • Inpatient Admissions: 11,585
  • Emergency Visits: 36,373
  • Available Beds:** 201
  • Births: 1,584
  • Total Community Benefit: $20.9 million

*Statistics based on year-end December 2015 results.
**Available beds are beds in service and available for all hospital nursing units (excluding bassinets).

History

Mother Xavier Ross led the Sisters of Charity into the Indian Territory of Kansas in 1858. In 1869, the Sisters extended their charitable works into Montana Territory at the request of Father Pierre Jean DeSmet. Saint Vincent Hospital in Billings was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1898. The hospital officially opened on February 1, 1899. The city and region grew quickly and the demand for healthcare increased dramatically. By 1915, the Sisters and area medical personnel had cared for more than 20,000 patients.

During the next thirty years, rapid medical advancements and the area’s growing population kept the hospital in a constant state of change and growth, but true to its mission, compassion and charity remained at the forefront of the hospital’s endeavors. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Sisters at Saint Vincent Hospital helped feed the hungry. With the advent of World War II, volunteer services became essential to the operation of the hospital.

Adapting to the changes in healthcare meant a new name for Saint Vincent Hospital. In November 2000, we became St. Vincent Healthcare. From its modest beginnings over 100 years ago, St. Vincent Healthcare has grown into one of Montana’s largest comprehensive hospitals, serving the healthcare needs of over 400,000 people in a four-state area. Renowned for a mission of compassionate care and service to the poor, the St. Vincent Healthcare team is continually recognized as a technological leader in the healthcare industry.

Accredited by The Joint Commission

St. Vincent Healthcare is routinely surveyed and accredited by The Joint Commission to evaluate our compliance with national standards.

If you have a concern regarding patient care or safety, please first notify your caregiver, your Patient Safety Coordinator, or a member of our management team. If you need immediate assistance after business hours, call 406-237-7000 and ask the operator to connect you to the nursing supervisor or the administrator on call.

After giving the hospital the opportunity to resolve your concern, you may choose to contact The Joint Commission:

Division of Accreditation Operations
Office of Quality Monitoring
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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We welcome your questions, comments and concerns. We take all inquiries seriously and will work diligently to resolve any problems and answer your questions.

For questions, call the hospital at 406-237-7000. For billing inquiries, call 866-665-2636. You may also submit this contact form, and your request will be routed to the appropriate associate who will respond to your message.

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