Hospital Resource Capacity

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 to April 19, 2021. 

  • There are 2,952 beds across Montana hospitals, 66 (2%) are currently occupied by COVID-19 patients
  • Billings has 622 total beds between its hospitals
  • Less than 70% of beds at Billings Clinic and St. Vincent Healthcare are occupied.
  • Billings hospitals report 200 available beds, 22 beds occupied with COVID-19 patients, and 400 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 to April 19, 2021. 

  • There are 283 ICU rooms across all Montana hospitals, 14 (5%) of which are currently occupied by COVID-19 patients 
  • Billings hospitals have 72 ICU rooms in total, 4 (5%) 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 April 19, 2021. 

  • There are 511 operable ventilators in the state of Montana, 3 (1%) of which are currently being used to treat COVID-19 patients
  • Billings has 185 ventilators between St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings Clinic, and the Advanced Care Hospital of Montana
  • 1 (<1%) 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.