Indian Health Services Mobile Hospital Installation, Browning MT
30th Oct


Indian Health Services Mobile Hospital Installation, Browning MT

Indian Health Services is working hard to provide top quality healthcare to American Indians and Alaska Natives across the United States. When IHS called upon AMoHS to deliver a mobile hospital to Western Montana, we were ready.

In August, our team was onsite at the Blackfeet Community Hospital in Browning, MT to install AMoHS’ Mobile Surgery Facility, and ensure continuity of care during a major hospital renovation project.

Health care is a universal need that bridges culture, race and religion. However, the delivery of culturally appropriate care is now recognized as much more effective than a one-size-fits-all approach.

This AMoHS project blends state-of-the-art surgical facilities with a deep respect for Blackfeet traditions developed in the Rocky Mountains more than 10,000 years ago.

AMoHS’ Michael Merino and Mike Hanley were proud to work within the Blackfeet community and immerse themselves in longstanding Blackfeet customs. The Blackfeet people retain their culture through traditional dancing, singing, drumming, games and rodeos.

Our team was particularly privileged to
 serve a sacred eagle feather ceremony. 
An eagle feather is one of the highest honors a Blackfoot warrior receives after an act of bravery on behalf of the tribe. On this day, a young man was bestowed his late father’s eagle feather— we won’t admit whether any AMoHS employees shed tears!

The AMoHS team developed a great respect for the Blackfeet Nation’s independent spirit and way 
of life, and hope our mobile hospital
 will serve as a benefit to the entire community.

If your community or hospital needs a solution for expanding or maintaining surgery capabilities, please contact us and see how we can help. Short and long term units are available.

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