Operating Room/Recovery

(406) 444-2242

Regular Hours:
8am–4:30pm Monday through Friday

Emergency Hours:
After 4:30pm Monday through Friday
24 hours Saturday and Sunday

The Operating Room department provides a safe environment for patients undergoing surgical procedures to restore optimum health and wellness. The Operating Room/PAR staff provides quality–conscious, competent, and cost–effective care with the respect for life, dignity, and patient privacy.

Objectives of the department are to:

Provide exemplary care and education to the patient and family concerning surgical procedures, anesthesia, recovery, and pain management.

Assist in the coordination of the patient’s plan of care, involving an interdisciplinary approach including Surgeon, Anesthesiologist, admitting physician, hospital staff, patient and family.

Provide psychosocial, emotional and spiritual support and intervention to patients and family members.

Ensure a safe, caring environment for patients by providing well–trained and knowledgeable staff.

Regular Hours

The Operating Room provides services for operative and other invasive procedures and immediate postoperative care on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week. The PAR is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8am–4:30pm.


Patients requiring surgical intervention and monitoring are scheduled for necessary services.
The procedures performed include General surgical procedures, ENT, Oral, Thoracic, Vascular, Urological, Orthopedic, Pain Management, Obstetrical, Gynecological, and other invasive procedures.
The patients are scheduled directly through the OR scheduler. The patient’s physical, psychological, and social needs are assessed initially on the Surgical Floor or Same Day Services units and are reassessed on admission to the Pre-op Holding Area.

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