Shodair began as a home for orphaned and abandoned children in 1896. As Shodair evolved to meet the needs of Montana’s children, it became the first facility in the state to treat children with polio, the first facility with a department of medical genetics, and the first with a chemical dependency unit dedicated to adolescents.
For more than 115 years, Shodair has stayed in step with the ever-changing needs of Montana’s children. Shodair’s medical specialists develop programs that meet our mission of providing for the care and treatment of children suffering from illness, diseases, and other physical, mental, and emotional conditions that impair their health and well-being.
Thank you for your interest in Shodair Children's Hospital, Montana's premier provider of psychiatric treatment for children and adolescents, and comprehensive genetic services for people of all ages.
Shodair Children's Hospital is proud to be accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). This accreditation demonstrates our commitment to patient safety. As part of our commitment to a culture of safety, employees should know that they can communicate directly with JCAHO if a problem occurs that an employee believes has not been corrected. No punitive action is taken when an employee communicates directly to JCAHO. Any time staff notes patient safety problems, they should be immediately brought to the attention of a supervisor, who is responsible for documenting the concern and taking appropriate corrective action.
Contact information for the Joint Commission is available at www.jointcommission.org.