PRAIRIE BAND HEALTH SERVICES WINS $35 MILLION IHS CONTRACT

December 19, 2022

Prairie Band Health Services won a $35 million, 4-year contract with Indian Health Services (IHS) to provide medical physician services for the Blackfeet Community Hospital in Browning, Montana. Included in PBHS’s duties will be to provide staffing for the Outpatient Clinic, Critical Care, Emergency Room, Medical/Surgical (inpatient), Obstetric, Medical/Surgical (inpatient), Surgical (operating room), and Public Health. Among the positions that PBHS is responsible for filling are:

  • OB/GYN
  • Physician
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Practice Physician
  • Hospitalist Physician
  • ER Physician
  • ER Nurse Practitioner
  • Outpatient Mid‐Levels (Nurse Practitioner /Physician’s Assistant)

The Blackfeet Community Hospital is a 10,000 square foot, 28-bed comprehensive healthcare facility, located in the western part of the 1.5 million-acre Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Browning is home to over 7,000 descendants of the Ampska Pikuni Nation and borders Glacier National Park.

The hospital has outpatient dental and optometry services five days per week. The facility also has in-patient pharmacy capabilities, including an automated outpatient pharmacy department filling up to 1,200 prescriptions per day. In addition, there is a Women’s Health Center, providing pre and post-natal care and a 24/7 OB/GYN department. An OR department provides surgical services for outpatient and inpatient procedures with a full-time general surgeon and contracts with other sub-specialties. The hospital offers a full-time diabetic clinic, daily podiatry consultations, and an 8-bay emergency room. The urgent care/same day appointment clinic delivers emergent and urgent care for more than 131,000 patient encounters per annum.

The hospital also operates a small health clinic 4 days per week, 30 miles south of Browning in the community of Heart Butte, which provides care to 5,000 patients per year. Services include a pharmacy and general clinic for the surrounding urban centers of Helena, Great Falls, and Butte.

Prairie Band Health Services (PBHS) is an SBA Certified 8(a) SDB staffing company, specializing in healthcare. PBHS has the knowledge and capabilities to deliver a range of staffing services including recruiting, credentialing, and placement of clinical, technical, and administrative professional personnel. With a team of leading professionals and support staff, PBHS plans, implements, and manages staffing needs to ensure the highest standards of professional employment at a competitive value.