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By Henry Netherland

SSHS graduate shares experience treating COVID-19 patients


December 31, 2020

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Michael Biggins, a Seeley-Swan High School graduate and current respiratory therapist in Billings, has seen his shift lengths increase from 12 to 16 hours in order to treat the influx of patients suffering from COVID-19.

BILLINGS, MONTANA - "We have more ICU patients than we have ICU beds available," Respiratory Therapist Michael Biggins said in an email. "This has led to converting offices, staff break rooms and closets into hospital rooms to accomodate for the surge. We have even had to double up two related COVID-19 patients to share one ICU room to save on resources."

Biggins, who was raised in Seeley Lake, has been a Respiratory Therapist at both major hospitals in Billings since 2012. He graduated from Seeley-Swan High School in 2007. His father was also a respiratory therapist and is what sparked his...

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