Northern Montana Health Care 2022
Meadowlark Initiative Implementation at Northern Montana Hospital
Northern Montana Hospital (Northern) will implement The Meadowlark Initiative to decrease drug use in pregnancy, reduce child removals, identify individual needs for each patient and their family, and build a safe team-based approach to support better perinatal outcomes. Northern will coordinate OB/GYN, family practice, and behavioral health providers and provide care coordination to identify and connect resources from the community to patients when needs are identified. Funding will support a care coordinator and licensed addiction counselor, and the project will also draw on Northern's behavioral health team. Project partners include Rocky Boy Health Center and Sweet Home Medical Center.