The following agencies are working together to support the mission of MOMS, providing expert consultation, resources, training and support to help you care for patients in their own communities when possible.
Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services works to improve and protect the health of Montanans by advancing conditions for healthy living.
Billings Clinic is Montana’s largest health care organization serving a vast region covering much of Montana, northern Wyoming and the western Dakotas. Billings Clinic is a physician-led, integrated multi-specialty group practice with a 304-bed hospital and a Level II trauma center that is consistently recognized nationally for excellent performance in patient quality, safety, and service. Billings Clinic is a leader in providing obstetrics services and has a 20-suite Family Birth Center with a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Additionally, emergency transport flights for pregnant women or newborns are available on MedFlight‘s fixed-wing air ambulance. Through multiple regional partnerships, Billings Clinic conducts approximately 120 specialty care clinics per month at twenty different regional locations including affiliated hospitals located throughout Montana and Wyoming.
Rural Institute University of Montana
Rural Institute (RI) is committed to creating better lives for rural people with disabilities and their families. With innovative services, training and research, RI strives to improve independence and participation of people with disabilities in everyday activities and all aspects of the community.
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians everywhere to provide better care to more people, right where they live. The ECHO model dramatically increases access to specialty treatment in rural and under-served areas by providing front-line clinicians with the knowledge and support they need to manage patients with complex conditions by engaging clinicians in a continuous learning system and partnering them with specialist mentors at an academic medical center or hub.
The MOMS program guides the multidisciplinary collaboration of maternal and perinatal health providers, programs, resources and initiatives to deliver training, resources and support to rural healthcare providers in Montana as they care for their perinatal patients.