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HRH Adds Pediatrician, Expands Children’s Program

July 01, 2011

Miles City, MT – June 30th, 2011 – Miles City native Travis Walker, MBA , MD, a pediatrician, is returning to eastern Montana and is opening an inpatient, outpatient, and surgical comprehensive pediatrics clinic and hospital practice at Holy Rosary Healthcare. Appointments are now available by calling 233.2500 or 1.800.843.3820.

Dr. Walker, a Custer County District HS alum, received his bachelor’s degree from Montana State University and his master’s in business administration from Regis University . He graduated from medical school at Poznan University of Medical Science and completed his residency with Michigan State University – Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies.

“We’re pleased to have Dr. Walker joining the growing women’s and children’s program at Holy Rosary,” said HRH CEO Ron Webb, MHA, MBA. “We’re working hard to find highly qualified physicians that are a good fit for our organization and community. It’s always wonderful when we can bring a locally raised physician back home to practice medicine. We’re very pleased to have Dr. Walker joining us.”

Dr. Walker has an impressive academic background and has made several oral presentations and written a number of articles on health-related topics for publication. In addition to completing his residency, he was a clinical instructor of medicine and pediatrics for Michigan State University and serves on the infection control committee for Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.

Dr. Walker added: “I really appreciate rural medicine and knew it was where I wanted to be. I looked at several places and Holy Rosary kept coming out on top as they are aggressively growing their women’s and children’s program, and I wanted to be part of that.”

Webb added: “This is an exciting step for children’s healthcare in eastern Montana as we’ll offer inpatient, outpatient, surgical, rehabilitation physical/occupational/speech therapy, lab and radiology diagnostics, anesthesia, maternal/newborn, ICU, and trauma care right here at Holy Rosary Healthcare. It’s about providing high quality care close to home and that means good things for our local kids, families, and the future of medicine for our community and region.”

Dr. Walker will specialize in the full scope of pediatric care including newborn, toddlers, youth, adolescents, and teens. He will operate a full outpatient clinic practice in the HRH Medical Arts Center and will admit and care for inpatient pediatric patients at Holy Rosary Healthcare, as well as, care for surgical patients, those completing diagnostic lab and radiology testing, and involved with pediatric physical, speech, and occupational therapy.

Dr. Walker is returning to Miles City and will join Holy Rosary Healthcare in July. Appointments are available now by calling 233.2500 or 1.800.843.3820.