Our Services

Transitional Care Program

Deer Lodge Medical Center has partnered with Allevant Solutions, a joint venture of Mayo Clinic and Select Medical, to provide the community of Deer Lodge with an enhanced Transitional Care program. This program was created by Mayo Clinic pulmonologist and Allevant Medical Director, Mark Lindsay, M.D., and is modeled on the successful efforts of the Mayo Clinic in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

  • “Transitional Care is a high quality, evidence-based program for patients who are well enough to leave a traditional hospital setting but still have nursing, therapy, or respiratory needs that may not be optimally met in their homes or skilled nursing facilities.” – Chad Colvin, DO

"Hospital-based Transitional Care is the ideal setting for patients with complex health conditions and post-acute hospital needs. Deer Lodge Medical Center has an excellent staff, spectacular facilities and equipment, and the commitment to deliver exceptional Transitional Care. We are excited to join Deer Lodge Medical Center on this journey to offer another post-acute care choice to residents of Powell County and the Southwestern Montana region.” – Mark Lindsay, MD, Transitional Care creator

Our team is especially equipped to meet the needs of even the most complex patients:

  • After Complex Surgery
  • Respiratory Needs
  • Wound Care
  • Intravenous (I.V.) Antibiotics
  • Specialized Physical Therapy

Key Features of the Transitional Care Program:

  • A personalized plan of care
  • Comprehensive model of multidisciplinary bedside rounds that engage you, your family, and your care team to help you reach your goals
  • Hospital level nurse staffing to keep you safe and meet your needs
  • Promotes a home-like environment accommodating family and individualized activity programs
  • Our on-site physician, therapy, radiology, laboratory, and pharmacy teams will address all your medical needs.

For more information please contact our Transitional Care Nurse Coordinator, Amy Dreesen, RN, BSN

at (406)-846-7730 or akdreesen@dlmed.org