Education At Community Children’s we believe our mission is not only to provide the best quality care to our patients, but also to foster lifelong education – for our staff members and fellow healthcare professionals as well as for residents of the state and the region. With new developments occurring in the medical field all the time, the more people know, the more power they’ll have to improve healthcare outcomes – and to improve the overall health and well-being of residents of Montana and beyond. By offering a broad range of educational programs on a variety of subjects, inside and outside of our medical center, we can continue to make healthcare better for all of us. PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Our professional education programs are many and varied – everything from lectures to on-site trainings on fetal monitoring, pediatric infusion and sedation, pediatric assessment and triage, and more. Community Medical Center nurses educate nursing students in pediatric care at various schools in the region. Our pediatric hospitalists teach medical students from the University of Washington, residents from Seattle Children’s Hospital and doctors in the Family Medicine Residency program of Western Montana. Our OB Nurse Residency Program allows new OB nurses to gain experience in low- and high-risk labor and delivery, and in antepartum, postpartum and newborn care. And every day on the job we train one another in the latest best practices. PATIENT EDUCATION From birthing basics, breastfeeding and safe sleep practices, to lecture series and courses on current healthcare issues, to valuable online videos on a variety of medical subjects, Community Children’s provides patients and families with a wide variety of education programs and resources. Our goal is to make patients and families better informed about their care so they can take a more active role in their own health and well-being. For us, ongoing patient education is essential to fulfilling our commitment to the people of Missoula, Montana, and the region.