“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
– Definition of health, from the World Health Organization
Hospitals and healthcare providers support the physical, mental and social well-being of its patients and the communities they serve. Hospitals and other healthcare providers are economic anchors in their communities. In their absence, Main Street Montana would not only suffer an immediate loss of critical healthcare services, but also a downturn in the economic benefits that come from a highly-skilled and well-paid workforce.
They also play an essential part in the overall economic health and potential for our state. A healthy state is an attractive place to raise a family, pursue an education and build a busines. Employers know employees can’t come to work and won’t be at their best if they aren’t healthy. A strong healthcare delivery system is essential to ensuring Montana remains competitive in recruiting and maintaining qualified professionals for in-demand jobs across the state.