Identical triplets born to Seeley Lake couple

Community Medical Center is pleased to announce the birth of identical triplets born to Kristy Pohlman & Shawn Ellinghouse of Seeley Lake on Thursday, Sept. 19 around 7:22 p.m. Mother is in stable condition and the babies are being cared for in the Community Children's NICU with all three babies in stable condition.

About Community Medical Center's Women & Newborns Unit

More babies are born at Community Medical Center than at any other hospital in Western Montana - over 1,000 per year. The Women & Newborns unit combines advanced technology with a personal touch to ensure the best-possible family-centered care. Our birth center offers birthing rooms for the labor-and-delivery process and large "couplet care" rooms for mother and baby after the birth. These rooms are designed to accommodate the entire family if the new mother desires.

About Community Children's NICU

The NICU at Community Children's is the highest level of care in our region. The Level IIIb NICU cares for the most premature newborns and very sick infants. It is staffed by highly trained neonatologists, nurses and specialists who are experts in neonatal care, and is equipped with advanced technology for services like imaging, monitoring and respiratory support. With 34-NICU beds, the unit staff includes three board-certified neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatal therapists, NICU-trained respiratory therapists and neonatal nurses, a dietician and social worker.


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