NBC Montana: Daines tours Kalispell hospital to learn about work with drug-addicted babies

Sen. Steve Daines visited Kalispell Regional Healthcare Wednesday to discuss the work the hospital’s NICU is doing with drug-addicted babies.

“They’re on the front lines of this meth epidemic in Montana,” said Daines. “We must do all that we can to combat this crisis in Montana.”

In just the last four years KRH received three federal grants for their neonatal department.

The most recent bought them an artificial baby called Super Tory that can simulate what a drug baby would be like. The doctors can use the baby to train on how to treat drug-addicted babies.

“Helping those moms one mom at a time, one baby at a time get on to the right path,” Daines told NBC Montana. “Sometimes breaking generational chains here of addiction to get on to a better path.”

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