Hospital Resource Capacity

Due to the low number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalization data will no longer be updated as of March 28, 2022 .  Daily hospitalization data can be viewed for Montana on the COVID-19 case tab from the Montana DPHHS or for Yellowstone County from RiverStone Health.

Hospitalization by Vaccination Status

The Yellowstone County Unified Health Command, which consists of Billings Clinic, RiverStone Health, and Intermountain Healthcare St. Vincent have begun to monitor vaccination status of those admitted to the hospital due to COVID-19. Data accurate as of June 25, 2022.

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Bed Availability 

The percentage of beds occupied by COVID-19 patients relative to hospital capacity can be a good indicator of how a community is handling the pandemic. Statistics on hospital occupancy are listed below for Montana and for Billings. Data accurate as of March 28, 2022.

  • There are 2,434 beds across Montana hospitals, 29 (1%) are currently occupied by COVID-19 patients
  • Billings has 577 total beds among its hospitals
  • Between 70-90% of the beds at SCL Health St. Vincent and over 90% of beds at Billings Clinic are occupied.
  • Billings hospitals report 89 available beds, 10 (2%) beds occupied with COVID-19 patients, and 478 beds occupied with non-COVID-19 patients 

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For more information on hospital capacity for Yellowstone County and Montana, visit the DPHHS COVID-19 Demographics page. 

ICU Capacity

Many COVID-19 patients may require intensive care if hospitalized. The information below represents Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity for hospitals in Montana, and in Billings specifically. Data accurate as of March 28, 2022

  • There are 216 ICU rooms across all Montana hospitals, 5 (2%) of which are currently occupied by COVID-19 patients 
  • Billings hospitals have 52 ICU rooms in total, 5 (10%) of which are currently occupied by COVID-19 patients
  • Neither the Advanced Care Hospital of Montana or The Rehabilitation Hospital of Montana report ICU rooms at their facilities 

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For more information on hospital capacity for Yellowstone County and Montana, visit the DPHHS COVID-19 Demographics page.

Ventilator Use

Since COVID-19 is an infection that can severely impair respiratory functioning in some patients, ventilators are a valuable resource for patients in need of acute care. The information below represents current ventilator use in Montana, and in Billings specifically. Data accurate to March 28, 2022. 

  • There are 503 operable ventilators in the state of Montana, 3 (0.6%) of which are currently being used to treat COVID-19 patients
  • Billings has 188 ventilators between SCL Health St. Vincent, Billings Clinic, and the Advanced Care Hospital of Montana
  • 3 (2%) of the ventilators in Billings hospitals are being used to treat COVID-19 patients

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For more information on hospital capacity and resource availability for Yellowstone County and Montana, visit the DPHHS COVID-19 Demographics page.