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 January 20, 2021. 

  • There are 2,965 beds available across Montana hospitals, 138 (5%) are currently occupied by COVID-19 patients
  • Billings has 640 total beds between its hospitals
  • Between 70-90% of beds at Billings Clinic and more than 90% of beds at St. Vincent are occupied
  • Billings hospitals report 116 available beds, 50 beds occupied with COVID-19 patients, and 474 beds occupied with non-COVID-19 patients 

Beds 1.22For 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 January 20, 2021. 

  • There is a total of 280 ICU rooms across all Montana hospitals, 27 (10%) of which are currently occupied by COVID-19 patients 
  • Billings hospitals have 69 ICU rooms in total, 13 (16%) 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 January 20, 2021. 

  • There are 519 operable ventilators in the state of Montana, 13 (3%) of which are currently being used to treat COVID-19 patients
  • Billings has 200 ventilators between St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings Clinic, and the Advanced Care Hospital of Montana
  • 11 (6%) 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.