Benefis celebrates opening of another office in Helena

Phil Drake

Benefis Health System held a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday for its latest foray into town with Benefis Downtown Helena, which will offer internal medicine and gastroenterology care.

The office is on the western edge of the Great Northern Town Center.

“It’s a wonderful place to be,” said Amy Linder, division operations director for Benefis Health System, during a ceremony with the Helena Area Chamber of Commerce.

The office at 55 W. 14th St., Suite 102, has been open since Aug. 29 and provides more room beyond the Benefis Helena Northeast urgent care center that opened in July 2021.

In the new facility, an internal medicine specialist treats people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma and more, and helps them connect with other specialists as needed.

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A specialist in gastroenterology manages stomach problems such as ulcers and polyps, pancreatic and liver diseases, gallbladder issues, colon disorders, and esophageal and swallowing disorders.

Among those attending the celebration was John Goodnow, chief executive officer of Great Falls-based Benefis.

“I am just tickled to be here in Helena,” he said.

Goodnow said Benefis has been serving the Helena community a long

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