Robert W. “Bob” Olsen Appointed Interim President and CEO

Montana Hospital Association Board of Trustees appoints Interim President and CEO.

Posted on 12/02/22 | News | Read More
Project Lead MT Flex & HQIC Programs
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8000
Vice President of Shared Services
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8019
VP of Communications & Public Affairs
RiverStone Health
Billings, Montana
Region VP, Network Development
SCL Health
Butte, Montana
President
Logan Health - Cut Bank
Cut Bank, Montana
Lobbyist
Taylor Luther Group (MHA)
Helena, Montana
Critical Access Hospital
315 Knapp St
Wolf Point, MT 59201-1826
Counties Served
McCone
Roosevelt
406-653-6500
Michael Post, CEO
Lobbyist
Taylor Luther Group (MHA)
Helena, Montana
Account Manager
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health

Please join the Montana Hospital Association (MHA) for a reception honoring members of the 68th Montana Legislature. Food, fun, and no long speeches!

Thursday, January 12
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Shodair Children’s Hospital
Helena, MT

Date
Jan. 12, 2023
Time
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location
Shodair Children's Hospital
In-Person
VP Network Development
Intermountain Healthcare
Helena
240-994-4037
Regional Healthcare Coalition/EMResource API Specialist / Interim Southern Coalition Readiness and Response Coord
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8045
Chief Financial Officer
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8021
Executive Director of Transformation
Billings Clinic
Billings, Montana
Human Resources Director
Big Horn Hospital
Hardin, Montana
Government - State Owned Psychiatric Hospital
PO Box 300
Warm Springs, MT 59756-0300
Counties Served
Deer Lodge
Statewide
406-693-7000
Carter Anderson, Hospital Administrator
CO-DON
Liberty Medical Center
Chester, Montana
406-759-5181
SENIOR EXECUTIVE, LONG TERM CARE SERVICES
Sidney Health Center- Extended Care Facility
Sidney, Montana
406-488-3917
Account Manager
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health
Helena, Montana
406-457-5850
1627 West Main St., Ste 229
Bozeman, MT 59715
877-903-5642
Cynthia Bradford Lencioni
CEO
Shodair Children’s Hospital
Helena, Montana
HEALTH WORKFORCE INNOVATION DIRECTOR
University of Montana
Missoula, Montana
Critical Access Hospital
1200 Westwood
Hamilton, MT 59840
Counties Served
Ravalli
406-363-2211
John Bishop, CEO
Critical Access Hospital
440 W Laurel Ave
Plentywood, MT 59254-1526
Counties Served
Sheridan
406-765-3700
Kody Nelson, CEO

Brentwood Services

Uncategorized

Workers’ compensation claims administrators

Keith Fawcett
615-565-6494
PPS Hospital
425 Smelter Ave NE
Great Falls, MT 59404
Counties Served
Blaine
Cascade
Chouteau
Fergus
Glacier
Hill
Judith Basin
Lewis and Clark
Liberty
Meagher
Phillips
Pondera
Teton
Toole
406-247-7130
Cmdr. Stacey Thomas , Acting CEO
PPS Hospital
3572 Hesper Road
Billings, MT 59102
Counties Served
Yellowstone
406-413-6200
Jennifer Graves, CEO
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 11.11.22

This week, MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen discusses the mid-term election.

Posted on 11/11/22 | President’s Message | Read More
Government Healthcare Facility
PO Box 1500
Fort Harrison, MT 59636
Counties Served
Lewis and Clark
406-442-6410
Judy Hayman, Ph.D, Executive Director
Senior Housing
501 N 10th
Hamilton, MT 59840
Counties Served
Missoula
Ravalli
406-363-2800
Cole Harden, CEO
Skilled Nursing Facility
1807 24th St W
Billings, MT 59102
Counties Served
Big Horn
Carbon
Musselshell
Stillwater
Treasure
Yellowstone
406-656-5010
Margaret Schwend, Administrator
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 400
Scobey, MT 59263-0400
Counties Served
Daniels
406-487-2296
Kody Brinton, CEO
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 46
Ekalaka, MT 59324
Counties Served
Carter
Fallon
Powder River
406-775-8730
Ryan Tooke, CEO
203 S. Daisy St.
Salmon, ID 83467
208-756-5612
Preston Becker, CEO
Preston Becker
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 959
Columbus, MT 59019-0959
Counties Served
Stillwater
Sweetgrass
406-322-1000
Luke Kobold, CEO
Skilled Nursing Facility
PO Box 1149
Chinook, MT 59523-1149
Counties Served
Blaine
406-357-2549
Rebecca Shackelford, Administrator
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 287
Harlowton, MT 59036
Counties Served
Golden Valley
Meagher
Wheatland
406-632-4351
Kelley Evans, Interim CEO

Group Purchasing

Get reduced pricing on quality products and services from reputable supply partners through our endorsed group purchasing organization, HRS.

MHA Central Business Office

Uncategorized

Complete outsourced CBO and revenue cycle solution

Sean Becker
406-457-8019

MHA Connections

Workforce

MHA’s referral-based recruitment program

Jennell Van Dyke
406-457-8029

Monida Healthcare Network

Consulting & Outsourcing

Provider credentialing, Quickbooks training and pre-employment screening

Staci Flynn
406-829-2380
PPS Hospital
PO Box 35200
Billings, MT 59107-5200
Counties Served
Big Horn
Mussellshell
Yellowstone
406-657-7000
Jennifer Alderfer, President
Executive Assistant
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8007
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 11.04.22

This week, MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen spoke with Carroll College President John Cech about Carroll College’s announcement of a new Physician Assistant academic program.

Posted on 11/04/22 | President’s Message | Read More
Post-Acute Hospital
3528 Gabel Rd
Billings, MT 59102
Counties Served
Gallatin
Yellowstone
406-373-8000
Aubrey Peterschick, CEO
Critical Access Hospital
600 MT Hwy 91 S
Dillon, MT 59725-3557
Counties Served
Beaverhead
Gallatin
Madison
406-683-3000
Taylor Rose, CEO
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 590
Red Lodge, MT 59068-0590
Counties Served
Carbon
406-446-2345
Abby Lotz, CEO
PPS Hospital
1101 26th Street South
Great Falls, MT 59405
Counties Served
Blaine
Cascade
Chouteau
Fergus
Glacier
Hill
Judith Basin
Lewis and Clark
Liberty
Meagher
Phillips
Pondera
Teton
Toole
406-455-5000
John Goodnow, CEO
Critical Access Hospital
915 4th St NW
Choteau, MT 59422-9123
Counties Served
Cascade
Lewis and Clark
Pondera
Teton
406-466-5763
Louie King, President
Critical Access Hospital
17 N Miles Ave
Hardin, MT 59034-0430
Counties Served
Big Horn
Rosebud
Treasure
Yellowstone
406-665-2310
Kristi Gatrell, CEO
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 530
Big Sandy, MT 59520-0530
Counties Served
Chouteau
Hill
406-378-2188
Ron Wiens, CEO
Government Healthcare Facility
2900 4th Ave N
Billings, MT 59101
Counties Served
Yellowstone
406-247-7248
Bryce Redgrave, Director
Government Healthcare Facility
PO Box 760
Browning, MT 59417-0760
Counties Served
Glacier
406-338-6100
Lisa Racine-Wells, Acting CEO
PPS Hospital
915 Highland Blvd
Bozeman, MT 59715-6902
Counties Served
Beaverhead
Broadwater
Deer Lodge
Gallatin
Jefferson
Lewis and Clark
Madison
Meagher
Park
Silver Bow
Sweet Grass
406-585-5000
Kathryn Bertany, MD, Interim CEO
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 161529
Big Sky, MT 59716
Counties Served
Gallatin
Madison
Park
406-995-6995
Kathryn Bertany, MD, President & CEO
Critical Access Hospital
209 Health Park Dr
Libby, MT 59923-2130
Counties Served
Lincoln
406-283-7000
Tadd Greenfield, CEO
Critical Access Hospital
408 Wendell Ave
Lewistown, MT 59457
Counties Served
Fergus
Judith Basin
Petroleum
406-535-7711
Cody Langbehn, CEO
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 768
Plains, MT 59859-0768
Counties Served
Sanders
406-826-4800
Gregory Hanson, MD, President & CEO
Critical Access Hospital
401 W Pennsylvania St
Anaconda, MT 59711-1931
Counties Served
Deer Lodge
Silver Bow
406-563-8500
Meg Hickey Boynton , CEO
PPS Hospital
2827 Fort Missoula Rd
Missoula, MT 59804-7408
Counties Served
Missoula
Ravalli
406-728-4100
Bob Gomes, CEO
Government Healthcare Facility
PO Box 9
Crow Agency, MT 59022-0009
Counties Served
Big Horn
406-638-3500
Darren Crowe, CEO
Home Health and/or Hospice
3703 Harrison Ave
Butte, MT 59701
Counties Served
Silver Bow
406-533-0020
Michelle Belknap, President/CEO
Home Health and/or Hospice
425 First Ave N
Great Falls, MT 59401
Counties Served
Cascade
406-454-3883
Michelle Belknap, President/CEO
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 820
Baker, MT 59313-0820
Counties Served
Carter
Fallon
Golden Valley
ND
part of Bowman
part of Custer in Montana; Slope
Wibaux
406-778-3331
David Espeland, CEO
Government Healthcare Facility
669 Agency Main Street
Harlem, MT 59526
Counties Served
Blaine
406-353-3100
Jessica Windy Boy, CEO
Government Healthcare Facility
PO Box 67
Poplar, MT 59255
Counties Served
Roosevelt
406-768-3491
Marjorie Spotted Bird, CEO
Critical Access Hospital
621 3rd St S
Glasgow, MT 59230-2604
Counties Served
Daniels
Phillips
Roosevelt
Valley
406-228-3500
Nickolas Dirkes, CEO
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 389
Jordan, MT 59337
Counties Served
Garfield
406-557-2500
Paul Claybrook, Administrator
Critical Access Hospital
2600 Wilson
Miles City, MT 59301-5094
Counties Served
Custer
406-233-2600
Karen Costello, President
Skilled Nursing Facility
185 Crestline Ave
Kalispell, MT 59901
Counties Served
Flathead
406-752-9622
Jason Cronk, President & CEO
Critical Access Hospital
320 Alpenglow Ln
Livingston, MT 59047-3727
Counties Served
Meagher
Park
Sweet Grass
406-222-3541
Angela Linden, Interim CEO
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 705
Chester, MT 59522-0705
Counties Served
Hill
Liberty
Toole
406-759-5181
Shari Dolan, President
PPS Hospital
310 Sunnyview Ln
Kalispell, MT 59901
Counties Served
Flathead
Lake
Lincoln
406-752-5111
Craig Lambrecht, MD, President / CEO
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 668
Conrad, MT 59425-1717
Counties Served
Pondera
406-271-3211
Laura Erickson, President
Critical Access Hospital
802 2nd St SE
Cut Bank, MT 59427-3329
Counties Served
Glacier
Pondera
Toole
406-873-2251
Cherie Taylor, President
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 915
Shelby, MT 59474-0915
Counties Served
Glacier
Liberty
Pondera
Toole
406-434-3200
Vicki Newmiller, President
Critical Access Hospital
1600 Hospital Way
Whitefish, MT 59937
Counties Served
Flathead
406-863-3552
Kevin Abel, President
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 48
Circle, MT 59215
Counties Served
Dawson
Garfield
McCone
Prairie
406-485-3381
Jacque Gardner, CEO
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 66
Superior, MT 59872-0066
Counties Served
Mineral
406-822-4841
Laurel Chambers Haskins, CEO
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 249
Fort Benton, MT 59442-0249
Counties Served
Cascade
Chouteau
Liberty
406-622-3331
Louie King, President / CEO
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box Q
White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645-0817
Counties Served
Meagher
406-547-3321
Rob Brandt, CEO
Government Healthcare Facility
PO Box 70
Lame Deer, MT 59043
Counties Served
Rosebud
406-477-4400
Capt. Damion Killsback, CEO
PPS Hospital
PO Box 1231
Havre, MT 59501-1231
Counties Served
Blaine
Hill
406-265-2211
David Henry, President / CEO
Home Health and/or Hospice
2673 Palmer St, Ste 201
Missoula, MT 59808
Counties Served
Granite
Lake
Mineral
Missoula
Ravalli
Sanders
406-728-8848
Dianne Hansen, CEO
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 640
Malta, MT 59538-0640
Counties Served
Blaine
Fergus
Phillips
Valley
406-654-1100
Jo Tharp, Interim CEO
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 1228
Big Timber, MT 59011-1228
Counties Served
Park
Stillwater
Sweet Grass
Wheatland
406-932-4603
Ian Peterson, CEO
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 1010
Polson, MT 59860-1010
Counties Served
Flathead
Lake
Missoula
Sanders
406-883-5680
Devin Huntley, Chief Operating Officer
PPS Hospital
PO Box 4587
Missoula, MT 59806-4587
Counties Served
Missoula
406-543-7271
TBD, Chief Executive, Providence Montana
Home Health and/or Hospice
123 S 27th St
Billings, MT 59101-4200
Counties Served
Carbon
Stillwater
Yellowstone
406-247-3200
Jonathan Forte, President & CEO
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 419
Culbertson, MT 59218-0419
Counties Served
Roosevelt
406-787-6401
Audrey Stromberg, Administrator/CEO
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 268
Forsyth, MT 59327-0268
Counties Served
Rosebud
Treasure
406-346-2161
Mindy Price, CEO
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 40
Roundup, MT 59072-0040
Counties Served
Fergus
Golden Valley
Musselshell
Rosebud
Yellowstone
406-323-2301
Holly Wolff, CEO
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 336
Sheridan, MT 59749
Counties Served
Madison
406-842-5453
Landon Dybdal, CEO
PPS Hospital
400 S Clark St
Butte, MT 59701-2328
Counties Served
Beaverhead
Deer Lodge
Silver Bow
406-723-2500
Jay Doyle, President
PPS Hospital - Children & Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital
PO Box 5539
Helena, MT 59604-5539
Counties Served
Lewis and Clark
Statewide
406-444-7500
Craig Aasved, CEO
Critical Access Hospital
216 14th Ave SW
Sidney, MT 59270-1690
Counties Served
Daniels
Dawson
Divide
McCone
McKenzie
Richland
Roosevelt
Sheridan
Valley
Wibaux
Williams
406-488-2100
Jen Doty, CEO
Senior Housing
3940 Rimrock Rd
Billings, MT 59102-0199
Counties Served
Carbon
Ravalli
Yellowstone
406-655-5600
David Trost, President/CEO
PPS Hospital
2475 Broadway St
Helena, MT 59601-4928
Counties Served
Broadwater
Jefferson
Lewis and Clark
Meagher
Powell
406-444-2100
Wade Johnson, FACHE, CEO
CEO
Big Sandy Medical Center
Big Sandy, Montana
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 10.28.22

The community benefit “boot camp” is a must-attend virtual educational program that MHA encourages the membership to support.

Posted on 10/28/22 | President’s Message | Read More
Daily Montanan: LR-131 Passage Could Cause ‘Exodus’ of Healthcare Workers in Montana

Montana could lose healthcare professionals to other states if a ballot measure passes to require them to provide medical care for infants born at any stage of development — or potentially face criminal charges — medical leaders said.

Posted on 10/28/22 | MHA in the News | Read More
NBC Montana: Montana Healthcare Workers Voice Opposition to LR-131

Healthcare workers from across the state gathered at the Capitol rotunda in Helena, on October 27, to voice their opposition to a legislative referendum on the ballot this November.

Posted on 10/27/22 | MHA in the News | Read More
Modern Healthcare: Montana Health Officials Aim to Boost Oversight of Nonprofit Hospitals’ Giving

Montana health officials are proposing to oversee and set standards for the charitable contributions that nonprofit hospitals make in their communities each year to justify their access to millions of dollars in tax exemptions.

Posted on 10/25/22 | MHA in the News | Read More
NBC Montana: Bitterroot Health Receives Stroke Recognition Award

Bitterroot Health recently received a stroke recognition award.

The award is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Health Program within the state health department and was given out at the Montana Hospital Association’s annual meeting in September.

Posted on 10/25/22 | MHA in the News | Read More
KRTV: Great Falls hospital’s Post-COVID Recovery Program Garners Recognition

The Benefis Health System Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program team has been recognized with the Montana Hospital Association’s top honor for innovation in healthcare.

Posted on 10/25/22 | MHA in the News | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 10.21.22

MHA has developed Impact Rural Health Leadership, a Montana-centric leadership development and executive coaching program for healthcare leaders.

Posted on 10/21/22 | President’s Message | Read More
Great Falls Tribune: Benefis Health System Wins Healthcare Innovation Award for Long COVID-19 Treatment

The Benefis Health System Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program team has been recognized with the Montana Hospital Association’s top honor for innovation in healthcare.

Posted on 10/17/22 | MHA in the News | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 10.14.22

This week, Rich talks about the AHA Vitality Index.

Posted on 10/14/22 | President’s Message | Read More
January
11
Jan. 11, 2023 - Jan. 13, 2023
Date
Jan. 11, 2023 - Jan. 13, 2023
Time
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location
Helena
Events
In-Person
Association Leadership
Leadership

Managed Care Advisory Group (MCAG)

Financial Viability

Class action settlement recovery services

Kimberly Johnson
818-640-3164
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 10.07.22

This week, MHA had the opportunity to join hospital preparedness leaders from across the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Region 8.

Posted on 10/07/22 | President’s Message | Read More
Daily Montanan: What’s it worth: Lawmakers question tax breaks and benefits from Montana’s nonprofit hospitals

Montana nonprofit hospitals can choose what they consider charitable or community care, and assign whatever dollar amount they believe is reasonable, to justify their tax-exempt status in Montana, according to a legislative audit meeting held on Tuesday, October 4.

Posted on 10/06/22 | MHA in the News | Read More

Memora Health

Uncategorized

Digitize and Automate Care Journeys

Naomi Levinthal
919-770-8365
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 09.30.22

Last week more than 500 MHA members and partners met in Billings for this year’s Montana Healthcare Conference.

Posted on 09/30/22 | President’s Message | Read More
Kaiser Health News: Montana Health Officials Aim to Boost Oversight of Nonprofit Hospitals’ Giving

Montana health officials are proposing to oversee and set standards for the charitable contributions that nonprofit hospitals make in their communities each year to justify their access to millions of dollars in tax exemptions.

Posted on 09/28/22 | MHA in the News | Read More
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 729
Philipsburg, MT 59858-0729
Counties Served
Deer Lodge
Granite
406-859-3271
Chad Green, CEO
NPR: Montana Health Officials Call for More Oversight of Nonprofit Hospitals

Montana health officials are proposing to oversee and set standards for the charitable contributions that nonprofit hospitals make in their communities each year to justify their access to millions of dollars in tax exemptions.

Posted on 09/27/22 | MHA in the News | Read More
Montana Hospital Association announces 2022 top honors for Montana’s healthcare heroes and innovative hospitals

Montana Hospital Association announces 2021 top honors for Montana’s healthcare heroes and innovative hospitals.

Posted on 09/22/22 | News | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 09.16.22

This week MHA participated in the AHA’s State Issues Forum and gathering of the state and metropolitan hospital associations.

Posted on 09/16/22 | President’s Message | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 09.9.22

MHA members come together to advance health and healthcare in Montana.

Posted on 09/09/22 | President’s Message | Read More
PPS Hospital
PO Box 37000
Billings, MT 59107-7000
Counties Served
Eastern Montana
Northern Wyoming
Western Dakotas
Yellowstone
406-238-2500
Clinton Seger, MD, Interim CEO
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 09.2.22

This week, MHA recognizes healthcare workers this Labor Day.

Posted on 09/02/22 | President’s Message | Read More
NC MT AHEC EQUITY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8014

Health Resource Services, Premier Certified Sponsor

Equipment & Supplies

National provider-owned group purchasing organization

Sherry Frugé
352-601-0590
Area Vice President
Health Resource Services
(352) 601-0590
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 08.26.22

This week at her retirement celebration the MHA Team recognized 24 years of dedicated service provided by Vickey Simonson.

 

Posted on 08/26/22 | President’s Message | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 08.19.22

Critical Access Hospitals celebrate 25 years of service!

Posted on 08/19/22 | President’s Message | Read More

ADP

Consulting & Outsourcing

Payroll and HR solutions for healthcare

Ryan Lynch
406-498-6625

Become an Endorsed Vendor

MHA Ventures Endorsed Services program offers competitive agreements and program designed to meet the evolving needs of our membership. We connect Montana hospitals with trusted business partners who provide affordable, real world solutions. Each endorsed company of MHA Ventures has successfully passed an extensive vetting process to gain our seal of approval.

Ventures Staff/Contact

The MHA Ventures team works to help Montana healthcare providers improve patient care, reduce operating costs and strengthen financial viability by developing solutions with our business partners to advance operations of our membership and improve the health status of communities throughout Montana.

Workforce Services

Healthcare recruitment and affiliated services offered through MHA Ventures’ Endorsed Business Partners
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 07.29.22

This week, MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen talks about the launch of 988, the new mental crisis hotline, and how it can benefit Montanans.

 

Posted on 07/29/22 | President’s Message | Read More
Missoulian: ‘We have no specialized care here’: Reservations struggle with limited prenatal care

Obstetric care, especially specialized care, is limited in rural communities. On reservations in Montana, it’s nearly nonexistent.

Posted on 07/26/22 | MHA in the News | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 07.15.22

MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen highlights this week’s MHA Board meeting and encourages member facilities to nominate their organizations for the 2022 Montana Healthcare Awards.

 

Posted on 07/15/22 | President’s Message | Read More

KODE

Consulting & Outsourcing
Workforce

Medical Coding

Lindsay Agresti
973-245-9691

3RNET

Workforce

National rural recruitment and retention network

Jennell Van Dyke
406-457-8029
April
9
Apr. 9, 2024 - Apr. 12, 2024

The MHA Health Summit is the premier educational opportunity to jump-start member learning for a new season. This one-of-a-kind event will offer a trade show and a wide range of educational topics to include emerging health equity trends; population health and quality improvement best practices; advances in telehealth; rural health transformation; how to be an effective leader during a crisis; the future of healthcare; and much more. We are now accepting abstract submissions and speaker proposals for this in-person event.

Date
Apr. 9, 2024 - Apr. 12, 2024
Location
Copper King Hotel and Convention Center
Events
In-Person
Annual Events
April
5
Apr. 5, 2023 - Apr. 7, 2023

The MHA Health Summit is the premier educational opportunity to jump-start member learning for a new season. This one-of-a-kind event will offer a trade show and a wide range of educational topics including diversity, equity, and inclusion, advancing health equity; population health and quality improvement best practices; advances in telehealth; rural health transformation; how to be an effective leader; the future of healthcare; and much more. We are now accepting abstract submissions and speaker proposals for this in-person event.

Date
Apr. 5, 2023 - Apr. 7, 2023
Location
Delta Hotels Marriott Helena Colonial
Events
In-Person
Annual Events
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 07.08.22

MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen speaks on Montana’s progress in addressing mental health issues and Governor Gianforte’s recent announcement on expanding access to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment for Montana Medicaid members via the HEART Fund.

 

Posted on 07/08/22 | President’s Message | Read More
VP of Rural Health
Logan Health
Kalispell, MT
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 07.01.22

MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen encourages members to submit nominations for the annual Montana Healthcare Awards

 

Posted on 07/01/22 | President’s Message | Read More
Healthcare Recruitment Coordinator
Montana Hospital Association
Helena, Montana
406-457-8029

Behavioral Health

Programs, courses and certifications to support the advancement of behavior health services and professionals in Montana.

Nursing Education

Continuing education and certification training for practicing and aspiring nurses and nurse aides.

Forefront Healthcare

Consulting & Outsourcing
Workforce

Healthcare culinary and support services company

Kevin Bray
813-455-4588

SunRx

Financial Viability

340B discount drug program administrators

Bubba Bartlett
619-890-9462
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 06.17.22

MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen encourages members to submit nominations for the annual Montana Healthcare Awards

 

Posted on 06/17/22 | President’s Message | Read More
Executive Director
Montana Health Care Association
Helena, Montana
406-443-2876
COO
Providence St. Joseph Medical Center
Polson, Montana
Sales & Marketing Manager, MHA Ventures
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8020
HR MANAGER
Ruby Valley Medical Center
Sheridan, Montana
406-842-5453
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 06.03.22

This week, MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen talks about MHA’s communications with Montana media outlets.

 

Posted on 06/03/22 | President’s Message | Read More
Voices of Montana: Collaborating to advance EMS along the Hi-Line

A collaborative agreement between Logan Health, Glacier County, and the Blackfeet Reservation is keeping some emergency services operating along the Hi-line. The agreement is a rarity and has stirred up renewed interest in the creation of healthcare consortiums to help keep critical care facilities operating in rural Montana. Listen to the podcast to hear Ryan Pitts from Logan HealthRich Rasmussen from the Montana Hospital Association, and state Representative Geraldine Custer discuss why these types of collaborative efforts might be the future of rural health care.

Posted on 06/01/22 | MHA in the News | Read More
Montana Free Press: Tackling Montana’s EMS shortage, from the supply side

As the state continues to grapple with an EMS shortage, college programs are exploring ways to expand and enhance the state’s pool of first responders.

Posted on 05/23/22 | MHA in the News | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 05.13.22

This week, MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen recaps his member visit to Roundup Memorial Healthcare.

 

Posted on 05/13/22 | President’s Message | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 05.06.22

This week, MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen gives some background on hospitals as we celebrate national hospital week and national nurses week.

 

Posted on 05/06/22 | President’s Message | Read More

Stericycle

Equipment & Supplies
Partnership Program

Hazardous, infectious and medical waste management network

Tammy Henderson
385 200-4559
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 04.29.22

This week, MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen bids farewell to long-time MHA worker John Flink and introduces Erik Rasmussen to our members.

 

Posted on 04/29/22 | President’s Message | Read More
SC MT AHEC EQUITY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8024
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 04.22.22

This week, MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen addresses the upcoming primary election and how MHA encourages voters to tell their legislators to support Medicaid expansion and healthcare in Montana.

 

Posted on 04/22/22 | President’s Message | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 04.15.22

This week, MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen addresses updated data that shows Montana is a top leader in state suicide rates and how the state and its healthcare facilities are tackling this important issue.

 

Posted on 04/15/22 | President’s Message | Read More
Casper Star Tribune: Lessons from across the state line: What Wyoming could learn from Montana’s Medicaid expansion

In Montana, uncompensated care plummeted after Medicaid expansion. Employment rates went up. Expansion generated $2.1 billion in new economic activity over the first two years, one report found. Thousands of Montanans accessed primary care services — some for the first time in their lives.

Meanwhile, thousands of Wyomingites remain without health coverage, and hospitals are still writing off millions of dollars treating people who can’t afford healthcare.

Posted on 04/12/22 | MHA in the News | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 04.01.22

This week, MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen shares information about MHA’s Health Summit in Butte next week. Registration (for both in-person and on-demand) is still open, reserve your spot today!

 

Posted on 04/01/22 | President’s Message | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 03.25.22

This week, MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen reflects on the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act as well as gives an update on the FCHIP grant program.

 

Posted on 03/25/22 | President’s Message | Read More

Webinar Request Form

Set up a webinar with the MHA membership

PYA

Consulting & Outsourcing
Office & Information Technology

Healthcare consulting, accounting, audit and assurance services

J. Merle Glasgow
865-673-0844

Sevaro

Consulting & Outsourcing
Workforce

Stroke and teleneurology physician services

Branden Robinson
434-544-1656

Voyce

Consulting & Outsourcing
Workforce

Translation services

Andrew Royce
954-860-9159

Stockman Bank

Financial Viability

Wealth management

Steve Fawcett
406-447-9015
Missoulian: Benefis breaks ground on new $44 million facility

Benefis Health System broke ground on what will be its largest expansion into the Helena area.

Posted on 03/22/22 | MHA in the News | Read More
Montana Public Radio: Immunocompromised patients worry vaccine exemptions put them in peril

Gov. Greg Gianforte’s office estimates that “thousands of health care workers” have obtained religious exemptions and “remain in the workforce,” according to a recent press release.

Posted on 03/22/22 | MHA in the News | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 03.18.22

This week, MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen highlights his time as a representative of MHA at the Regional Policy Board meeting this week.

 

Posted on 03/18/22 | President’s Message | Read More
South Central AHEC Director
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8048
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 03.11.22

This week, MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen highlights his time as a representative of MHA at the Regional Policy Board meeting this week.

 

Posted on 03/11/22 | President’s Message | Read More

Spacelabs Healthcare

Equipment & Supplies

Patient monitoring and connectivity, diagnostic cardiology, anesthesia delivery and ventilation

Kristen Zink
303-895-9825

Education & Events

Education and events designed to develop Montana’s healthcare professionals and advance organizational performance.
Senior Vice President
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8004
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 03.04.22

In this week’s message, MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen summarizes MHA’s new Montana hospital value report, a study that was conducted with PYA.

 

Posted on 03/04/22 | President’s Message | Read More
Author: Montana Hospital Association
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Author: Montana Hospital Association
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Author: Montana Hospital Association
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Author: Montana Hospital Association
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Author: Montana Hospital Association
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CEO
Big Horn Hospital
Hardin, Montana
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 02.25.22

In this week’s message, MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen speaks on MHA’s “Our Promise to Montana” campaign and the call for volunteers to participate in MHA’s Community Benefit Taskforce.

 

Posted on 02/25/22 | President’s Message | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 02.18.22

In this week’s message, MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen promotes the upcoming MHA Health Summit that will be held in Butte this April.

 

Posted on 02/18/22 | President’s Message | Read More
Montana Public Radio: Gianforte urges religious exemptions for health care workers facing vaccine mandate

Gov. Greg Gianforte is urging unvaccinated health care workers to consider using religious and medical exemptions ahead of an upcoming federal vaccine mandate deadline. Gianforte says health care workers should evaluate all their options.

Posted on 02/14/22 | MHA in the News | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 02.11.22

In this week’s message, MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen highlights Governor Gianforte’s new CARE in Montana program. Rich also gives a preview of the upcoming webinar with Hall Render about marijuana and the workplace.

 

Posted on 02/11/22 | President’s Message | Read More

Partnership Programs

MHA Ventures’ Partnership Programs were created based on the needs of the MHA membership.
Montana Free Press: Greg Gianforte’s pandemic tightrope act

How Montana’s pro-vaccine Republican governor is navigating COVID says a lot about his political priorities.

Posted on 02/07/22 | MHA in the News | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 02.04.22

In this week’s message, MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen discusses MHA’s latest project “Our Promise” and the goal to tell members’ most compelling healthcare improvement stories.

 

Posted on 02/04/22 | President’s Message | Read More
Regional Vice President
Advanced Care Hospital
Billings, Montana
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 01.21.22

In this week’s message, MHA President and CEO Rich Rasmussen discusses the national blood shortage, how it impacts Montana and how you can help.

 

Posted on 01/21/22 | President’s Message | Read More
Director of Patient Access
Benefis Health System
Great Falls, Montana
CEO
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital
Hamilton, Montana
CEO
Sidney Health Center
Sidney, Montana
CEO
Central Montana Medical Center
Lewistown, Montana
Valley Journal: Campaign to educate parents launches

MHA has partnered with nine other trusted Montana healthcare and public health associations to launch the “Your Best Shot MT” campaign to help answer parents’ vaccine questions and increase COVID-19 vaccination rates in Montana.

Posted on 01/19/22 | MHA in the News | Read More
Great Falls Tribune: Montana congressional delegation reacts to SCOTUS vaccine requirement decision

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that President Joe Biden’s administration doesn’t have the authority to impose vaccine-or-testing requirements on employers that would have covered tens of millions of Americans.

Posted on 01/17/22 | MHA in the News | Read More

MHA Ventures Board of Directors

MHA Ventures Board of Directors
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 01.14.22

In this week’s message, Montana Hospital Association President and CEO Rich Rasmussen speaks on the Surgeon General’s warning about the mental health crisis in children and youth populations and how MHA is a resource for our members to receive support and education.

 

Posted on 01/14/22 | President’s Message | Read More
MHA Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on CMS Vaccine Mandate

Montana Hospital Association issues statement on CMS vaccination mandate rules.

Posted on 01/13/22 | News | Read More
Daily Montanan: Health officials warn of hospital overcrowding with oncoming omicron surge

A coalition of Montana medical groups warned that hospitals are once again at risk of being extended beyond their caregiving capacity as the more transmissible omicron variant starts to spread across the state.

Posted on 01/13/22 | MHA in the News | Read More
Date Published: June 2021
Author: Bureau of Business and Economic Research – University of Montana
File: Download
Type:
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Topic:
Economic Impact

Endorsed Services

Helping Montana hospitals improve healthcare by providing a broad range of innovative and cost effective solutions.
CEO
Glendive Medical Center
Glendive, Montana
Physician Director of Health Policy
Billings Clinic
Billings, Montana
Date Published: May 2021
Author: Montana Hospital Association
File: Download
Type:
Report
Topic:
Economic Impact
Education Resources

Consensus Management Corporation

Insurance & Benefits Management
Partnership Program

Insurance management consulting company and insurance agency

Joe Schimenti
866-216-7433
CEO
St. Peter’s Health
Helena, Montana
Interim CEO
Wheatland Memorial Healthcare
Montana
Billings Gazette: 10 Montana healthcare and public health associations campaign for kids ages 5+ to be vaccinated

The Montana Medical Association has partnered with nine other trusted Montana health care and public health associations to launch the “Your Best Shot MT” campaign to help answer parents’ vaccine questions and increase COVID-19 vaccination rates in Montana.

Posted on 01/10/22 | MHA in the News | Read More
MTPR: Montana hospitals prepare for a new wave of COVID-19 patients

Montana hospitals are preparing for a wave of new patients that could follow a rising number of reported COVID-19 cases.

Posted on 01/10/22 | MHA in the News | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 01.07.22

In this week’s message, Montana Hospital Association President and CEO Rich Rasmussen speaks on the Surgeon General’s warning about the mental health crisis in children and youth populations and how MHA is a resource for our members to receive support and education.

 

Posted on 01/07/22 | President’s Message | Read More
CNO / VP of Patient Care
SCL Health MT - St. Vincent Healthcare
Billings
Director of Compliance and Risk Management
Liberty Medical Center
Chester, Montana
CEO
Holy Rosary Healthcare
Miles City, Montana

MASA Medical Transport Solutions

Insurance & Benefits Management

Medical transport insurance

Gary Robson
307-272-2386
MHREF Finance Director
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8046
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 12.23.21

In this week’s message, Montana Hospital Association President and CEO Rich Rasmussen thanks all of our healthcare workers and service members for their time and devotion to their communities. He also reflects on all we have accomplished in Montana and nationally in 2021.

 

Posted on 12/22/21 | President’s Message | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 12.10.21

In this week’s message, Montana Hospital Association President and CEO Rich Rasmussen speaks on the Surgeon General’s warning about the mental health crisis in children and youth populations and how MHA is a resource for our members to receive support and education.

 

Posted on 12/10/21 | President’s Message | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 12.03.21

In this week’s message, Montana Hospital Association President and CEO Rich Rasmussen and Attorney Dan Auerbach touch on all the updates MHA members need to know about the CMS vaccine mandate, the injunction against the federal COVID-19 vaccination requirement, as well as HB 702 and what to expect further. Dan urges hospitals to prepare for a vaccination mandate and to look out for a final resolution sooner rather than later.

To contact Dan, email Daniel@bkbh.com

 

Posted on 12/03/21 | President’s Message | Read More
MHA issues statement on injunction against federal COVID-19 vaccination requirement for healthcare staff

Montana Hospital Association issues statement on injunction against federal COVID-19 vaccination requirement for healthcare staff.

Posted on 12/01/21 | News | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 11.19.21

In this week’s message, Montana Hospital Association
President & CEO Rich Rasmussen urges the membership to reaffirm their commitment to patient billing guidelines and encourages American Hospital Association members to take advantage of the new AHA “Office Hours” to provide assistance meeting Part II of the “No Surprises Act” that goes into effect Jan. 1, 2022.

Posted on 11/21/21 | President’s Message | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 11.5.21

MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen discusses the CMS ruling that requires all healthcare workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19, and how MHA is supporting members as they navigate this mandate.

Posted on 11/05/21 | President’s Message | Read More
MHA issues statement on CMS vaccination mandate rules

Montana Hospital Association issues statement on CMS vaccination mandate rules.

Posted on 11/05/21 | News | Read More

Thank you for viewing“No Surprises Act” with Martie Ross and Kathy Reep from PYA. Below you will find links to some of the referenced materials to include the recording of this webinar.

Handouts and Resources:

Presentation Handout

PYA Healthcare Transparency Implementation Guides

CMS Requirements Related to Surprise Billing

Recording:

Click here to access the recording of this webinar.

Events
On-Demand
Compliance
September
22
Sep. 22, 2025 - Sep. 26, 2025

The 2025 Montana Healthcare Conference (formerly the MHA Fall Convention & Trade Show) is Montana’s largest gathering of healthcare professionals. A partnership between the Montana Hospital Association and the Montana Primary Care Association, this event will attract attendees from nearly every hospital and community health center in Montana. More than 450 participants include CEOs, administrators, trustees, chief financial officers, human resources executives, physicians, nurse leaders, clinic managers, quality improvement professionals, risk managers and emergency preparedness planners and many others.

Date
Sep. 22, 2025 - Sep. 26, 2025
Location
Northern Hotel and DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton
Events
In-Person
Annual Events
September
16
Sep. 16, 2024 - Sep. 20, 2024

The 2024 Montana Healthcare Conference (formerly the MHA Fall Convention & Trade Show) is Montana’s largest gathering of healthcare professionals. A partnership between the Montana Hospital Association and the Montana Primary Care Association, this event will attract attendees from nearly every hospital and community health center in Montana. More than 450 participants include CEOs, administrators, trustees, chief financial officers, human resources executives, physicians, nurse leaders, clinic managers, quality improvement professionals, risk managers and emergency preparedness planners and many others.

Date
Sep. 16, 2024 - Sep. 20, 2024
Location
Northern Hotel and DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton
Events
In-Person
Annual Events
September
18
Sep. 18, 2023 - Sep. 22, 2023

The 2023 Montana Healthcare Conference (formerly the MHA Fall Convention & Trade Show) is Montana’s largest gathering of healthcare professionals. A partnership between the Montana Hospital Association and the Montana Primary Care Association, this event will attract attendees from nearly every hospital and community health center in Montana. More than 450 participants include CEOs, administrators, trustees, chief financial officers, human resources executives, physicians, nurse leaders, clinic managers, quality improvement professionals, risk managers and emergency preparedness planners and many others.

Date
Sep. 18, 2023 - Sep. 22, 2023
Location
Northern Hotel and DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton
Events
In-Person
Annual Events

About MHA

Learn more about the Montana Hospital Association, including our members, work, programs and services to help improve the health status of communities statewide.
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 10.22.21

This week, MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen sits down with Daryl Tol of One Mind to discuss the exciting statewide collaborative on mental health and brain health supported by the MHA Board of Trustees and funded by a grant from Montana DPHHS. MHA members should watch for communications from One Mind at Work including a charter of commitment to be signed by participating organizations. Watch the video for the full conversation.

Posted on 10/22/21 | President’s Message | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 10.15.21

This week MONTANA HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION President & CEO Rich Rasmussen discusses several opportunities for MHA members to continue learning and staying up-to-date with federal regulation and compliance issues.

Posted on 10/15/21 | President’s Message | Read More

The MHA virtual roundtables are designed to provide healthcare compliance professionals and their teams the knowledge and tools needed to maintain compliance programs and to stay up-to-date with emerging regulatory developments. These bi-monthly meetings will feature brief presentations and engaging discussions.

Date
Dec. 7, 2022
Time
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Events
Virtual
Compliance Roundtable
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 10.8.21

MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s weekly update for the week ending 10.8.21. He talks about healthcare workforce needs in Montana and shares information about resources MHA members can access to help.

Posted on 10/08/21 | President’s Message | Read More
Montana Hospital Association announces 2021 top honors for Montana’s healthcare heroes and innovative hospitals

Montana Hospital Association announces 2021 top honors for Montana’s healthcare heroes and innovative hospitals.

Posted on 10/04/21 | News | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 9.24.21

This week, MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen thanks everyone who attended the #MontanaHealthcareConference in #Billings safely in-person or virtually. Watch Rich’s message for more.

Posted on 09/24/21 | President’s Message | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 9.17.21

MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen delivers his weekly update for the week ending on September 17, 2021. He gives an update on hospitals and the Covid-19 crisis in our state. He encourages us all to thank our health care professionals for getting us through this difficult time. Watch for more.

Posted on 09/17/21 | President’s Message | Read More
MHA CEO & President Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 9.10.21

MHA has received a number of questions from legislators around the current COVID-19 surge in Montana and facilities’ needs at this time. In response, MHA is has organized virtual Region Meetings for each MHA region this week to allow MHA members to discuss the current situation in their communities and their needs with their state legislators, representatives of Montana’s executive branch and Montana’s Congressional Delegation.

Posted on 09/10/21 | President’s Message | Read More

Yellowstone Insurance Exchange, RRG

Insurance & Benefits Management
Partnership Program

Professional and general liability insurance

Joe Schimenti
866-216-7433

Locumtenens.com

Workforce

Physician locum tenens

Brittany Wetherhold
678-501-2749

Frontier OnCall Psychiatry

Consulting & Outsourcing
Partnership Program

Telepsychiatry service provider company

Eric Arzubi
406-200-8471
Role
Place of Employment
Location
(444)444-4444
Director of Nursing
Liberty Medical Center
Chester, Montana
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MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 8.27.21

This week, MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen asks MHA members to support a grant application to make the One Mind program available to all. This program was presented by Daryl Tol at the MHA midyear CEO meeting in #Missoula. It aims to transform workplaces at the employer level to focus on brain health and mental health. Signatures of support are due by 10am on Monday, August 30. Details are in the MHA Weekly News Release (WNR). Watch the video for more.

Posted on 08/27/21 | President’s Message | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 8.20.21

This week, MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen highlights several exciting opportunities for MHA members from MHA Platinum Education Underwriters PYA and Hall Render. Included are scholarships for CAH’s (critical access hospitals) to receive complimentary compliance assessments.

Posted on 08/20/21 | President’s Message | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 8.13.21

With COVID-19 surging in Montana and around the country, MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen sits down to discuss the importance of vaccination against COVID-19 as a tool in protecting our communities.

Posted on 08/13/21 | President’s Message | Read More

This program is aimed at those in management positions and focuses on improving management and leadership skills, regardless of facility or department. The program encompasses interpersonal communication and basic management skill development.

In-Person
Annual Events
System Director Care Coordination and Post - Acute Care
SCL Health
Littleton, Colorado
Quality Improvement Specialist
Mountain - Pacific Quality Health
Helena, Montana
Program Manager
RiverStone Health
Billings, Montana
Sr. Account Manager/Regional LTC Lead
Mountain - Pacific Quality Health
Helena, Montana
Director of Long-Term Care
Logan Health – Conrad
Conrad, Montana
CEO
Partners In Home Care
Missoula, Montana
Interim Director of Nursing
Liberty Medical Center
Chester, Montana
Administrator
Brendan House
Kalispell, Montana
Executive Dean, School of Health Professions
University of Providence
Great Falls, Montana
Director of Dual Enrollment and Career & Technical Education
Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
Helena, Montana
Clinical Manager for Hospice
Partners In Home Care
Missoula, Montana
Department Chair
Missoula College
Montana , Missoula
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 8.6.21

This week Montana Hospital Association President and CEO Rich Rasmussen takes a little time to share a tool that MHA members can take advantage of to tell our story in a new and engaging way. For a year and a half, Rich has produced the President’s Message using Cyrano, a platform to easily create, store and distribute video messages.

Posted on 08/07/21 | President’s Message | Read More
Principal
PYA, P.C.
865-673-0844
Senior Vice President - Partner
Forefront Healthcare
813-455-4588
Strategy and Innovation Consultant, Network Management
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
406-437-6068
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 7.30.21

MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen sits down with MHA Board Chair Dr. Gregory Hanson, CEO of Clark Fork Valley Hospital in #Plains, Montana to discuss upcoming strategic initiatives and the importance of MHA involvement to help advance health in Montana for all communities. Watch their conversation for more!

Posted on 07/30/21 | President’s Message | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 7.16.21

MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen discusses a recent meeting that he and MHA Board Chair Dr. Greg Hansen had with the University of Washington’s Montana (WWAMI) medical school class of 2020.

Posted on 07/16/21 | President’s Message | Read More
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update 7.9.21

This week, MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen encourages members to utilize information in the WNR (weekly news release). They can view the 2021 Legislative Summary, register for an upcoming PYA webinar on surprise billing, and nominiate a colleague for a Healthcare Annual Award. Watch the video and learn more.

Posted on 07/10/21 | President’s Message | Read More
North Central AHEC Director
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8018

McKesson

Equipment & Supplies

Medical, surgical and lab distribution

Chuck McWhirter
714-832-2135

Medefis

Workforce

Temporary nursing, allied health and physician staffing

Lauren LoGuercio
971-634-0996

MHA Peer Review Network

Consulting & Outsourcing

Internal and external peer review network

Nicole Hernandez
208-489-1372

MHA Workers’ Compensation Reciprocal

Insurance & Benefits Management
Partnership Program

Workers’ compensation insurance

Sean Becker
406-457-8019

Networx Health

Workforce

Interim c-suite and director staffing

Tammara Gibbons
206-455-1112

PARA Healthcare Financial Services

Financial Viability

Revenue cycle management

Sandra LaPlace
800-999-3332 x225

Remi Group

Equipment & Supplies

Guaranteed savings on equipment maintenance service agreements and warranties

Adam Pabst
623-267-2201

Source 309

Consulting & Outsourcing

Customized promotional and marketing products

Craig Stewart
309-210-6816

Surgical Product Solutions (SPS)

Equipment & Supplies

Surplus liquidation and product redistribution services

Dena Rigatti
412-564-1047

A&E Design

Consulting & Outsourcing

Architecture, interior, graphics, furniture planning and procurement

Ric Heldt
406-248-2633

CMCi Insurance Agency

Insurance & Benefits Management
Partnership Program

Full-service insurance agency

Joe Schimenti
866-216-7433

Commercial Energy

Equipment & Supplies
Partnership Program

Natural gas network; energy cost containment

Curry Stypula
406-873-3300

Gallagher Benefit Services

Insurance & Benefits Management
Partnership Program

Employee medical benefits consulting and brokerage firm

Scott Arnim
713-358-5866

HospitalCareers.com

Workforce

Healthcare job posting portal

Brian Bauer
866-870-4885 x801

Jackson Physician Search

Workforce

Permanent physician staffing

Ben Stajduhar
770-643-5525

LifeNet Health

Consulting & Outsourcing

The Northwest’s only full-service, non-profit tissue bank

Chris Albrecht
406-702-0591

LifeSolutionz

Insurance & Benefits Management

Design, implementation and service of alternative compensation agreements

Jason Boccardi
866-234-9728
File: Download
Type:
Document
Bureau of Business and Economic Research
406-243-2714
New BBER report: Montana hospitals crucial to local economies

A new study released today by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) and the Montana Hospital Association shows Montana hospitals account for close to 12 percent of Montana’s private sector employment and 13 percent of total private sector wages. The research documents the powerful role Montana’s hospitals are playing as a leading economic driver for the state in terms of income and job growth.

Posted on 06/09/21 | News | Read More
Regional Director of Finance
Logan Health
CEO/CFO
Billings Clinic
Billings, Montana

Advancing Rural Healthcare

Testing and advancing alternative models that rethink the delivery and design of healthcare, especially for rural and frontier communities.
Date
Every Friday
Time
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual
CompData Training
Date
Every Thursday
Time
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual
CompData Training
Date
Every Wednesday
Time
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual
CompData Training

Economic Vitality

See how Montana hospitals serve as economic engines for their communities.

State Budget

Continuation of the Medicaid expansion program, enhancement of traditional Medicaid and increased provider rates.

Healthy Communities

MHA advocates for issues that ensure Montanans and their communities are as healthy as possible.

Financial Viability

Issues and opportunities impacting the financial viability of Montana hospitals and healthcare providers.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure investments are critical to the long-term viability of Montana’s healthcare system.

Affordability

Enhancing the affordability of healthcare for Montana.
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 38
Poplar, MT 59255-0038
Counties Served
Roosevelt
McCone
406-768-3452
Peg Norgaard, CEO
Critical Access Hospital
PO Box 156
Terry, MT 59349
Counties Served
Prairie
406-635-5511
Burt Keltner, CEO
Critical Access Hospital
107 6th Ave SW
Ronan, MT 59864-2634
Counties Served
Sanders
Lake
406-676-4441
Steven Todd, CEO
Critical Access Hospital
305 N Main St
Ennis, MT 59729-0397
Counties Served
Gallatin
Madison
406-682-6862
Allen Rohrback, CEO
Senior Housing
909 West Central
Missoula, MT 59801-7963
Counties Served
Missoula
406-728-3210
Conni Pfister, Executive Director
Critical Access Hospital
1100 Hollenback Ln
Deer Lodge, MT 59722-1828
Counties Served
Deer Lodge
Powell
Granite
406-846-2212
Tony Pfaff, CEO
Skilled Nursing Facility
2000 Montana Ave
Glendive, MT 59330
Counties Served
Dawson
406-345-8855
Parker Powell, CEO
Home Health and/or Hospice
736 S Main St
Kalispell, MT 59901
Counties Served
Flathead
406-751-6800
Cheryl Rasmussen, Administrator
Critical Access Hospital
202 Prospect Dr
Glendive, MT 59330-1943
Counties Served
Dawson
Fallon
McCone
Prairie
Richland
Wibaux
406-345-3306
Parker Powell, CEO
PPS Hospital
3010 15th Ave S
Great Falls, MT 59405
Counties Served
Cascade
406-216-8000
Wayne Gillis, CEO
Skilled Nursing Facility
2115 Central Ave
Billings, MT 59102
Counties Served
Big Horn
Carbon County
Musselshell
Stillwater
Treasure
Yellowstone
406-656-6500
Sarah Caldwell, Administrator
Critical Access Hospital
110 N Oak
Townsend, MT 59644-2306
Counties Served
Broadwater
Lewis and Clark
406-266-3186
Jenny Clowes, CEO
1444 Grand Avenue
Billings, MT 59102
406-869-3042
Erin Harms
4301 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 310
Nashville, TN 37215
615-298-7433
615-298-7434
Joe Schimenti
PO Box 5119
Helena, MT 59604
406-443-4020
406-513-1920
Sara Medley
11 E Park Street
Butte, MT 59701-1711
406-497-3343
406-497-2084
Pamela Hanson-Burch
4801 East Copa De Oro Drive
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
800-999-3332
877-284-7755
Sandra LaPlace
215 Centerview Drive, Suite 330
Brentwood, TN 37027
865-673-0844
Merle Glasgow
1512 Larimer Street #300
Denver, CO 80202
720-282-2024
Rene M. Larkin
1200 S Reserve Street, Suite H
Missoula, MT 59801
406-829-2380
406-829-2390
Greg Drapes
PO Box 200506
Helena, MT 59620
406-444-5435
Adam Gill
PO Box 548
Cut Bank, MT 59427
406-873-3300
406-873-2598
Nima Karimi
401 North 31st Street, Suite 1120
Billings, MT 59103
406-867-4172
Melissa Koch-Wittman
20177 Umbria Hill Drive
Tampa, FL 33647
828 Great Northern Boulevard, Suite 103
Helena, MT 59601
75 Buffalo Hill Drive
Kalispell, MT 59901
406-498-8541
Robert Lopp
3645 Alice St.
Helena, MT 59601
406-437-6122
Julie Sakaguchi
North Central/South Central AHEC Specialist
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8024
Eastern Coalition Readiness & Response Coordinator
Montana Hospital Association
406-489-3182
Western Coalition Readiness and Response Coordinator
Montana Hospital Association
406-370-0875
Administrative Professional II, Assistant to RCORP Director
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8028
Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Director
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8016
Flex Program Specialist
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8002
Executive Director, Foundation
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8015
Central Coalition Readiness & Response Coordinator
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8025
Information Technology Coordinator
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8003
Healthcare Coalition Director
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8027
Executive Director of Human Resources & Ancillary Services
Community Medical Center
Missoula, Montana
Human Resources
Logan Health - Cut Bank
Cut Bank, Montana
Executive Director of Service Lines
Providence St. Patrick Hospital
Missoula, Montana
Human Resource Director
Rosebud Health Care Center
Forsyth, Montana
Clinical Director of Operations
Partners in Home Care
Missoula, Montana
Executive Director, Business & Community Development
Roundup Memorial Healthcare
Roundup, Montana
Administrative Professional II
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8001
Vice President of Communications & Member Engagement
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8010
Montana Department of Commerce
406-841-2557
Information Services Director
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8013
President
Benefis Teton medical Center
Choteau, Montana
CEO
Rosebud Health Care Center
Forsyth, Montana
VP Regional Operations
Billings Clinic
Billings, Montana
CFO
Ruby Valley Medical Center
Sheridan, Montana
Director of Planning & Strategy
Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital
Glasgow, Montana
Director of Acute Care Services
Logan Health - Cut Bank
Cut Bank, Montana
Great Falls Clinic Hospital
Great Falls, Montana
Logan Health - Conrad
Conrad, Montana
Health Technology Solutions
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health
Helena, Montana
Logan Health - Cut Bank
Cut Bank, Montana
Billings Area Indian Health Services
Billings, Montana
Billings Area Indian Health Services
Billings, Montana
Cypress Health
Deer Lodge, Montana
Montana VA Health Care System
Helena, Montana
SVP, Human Resources
Benefis Health System
Great Falls, Montana
Interim VP, People Resources
Billings Clinic
Billings, Montana
Director of Reimbursement
Billings Clinic
Billings, Montana
CEO
St. James Healthcare
Butte, Montana
CEO
Riverstone Health
Billings, Montana
Lobbyist
Crowley Fleck (Billings Clinic/ Community Medical Center)
Helena, Montana
VP of Communications & Business Development
Benefis Health System
Great Falls, Montana
Lobbyist
ABS Legal (Logan Health)
Helena, Montana
CEO
Great Falls Clinic Hospital
Great Falls, Montana
Lobbyist
Warden & Associates (Bozeman Health/St. Peter’s Health/ Shodair Children’s Hospital)
Bozeman/Helena, Montana
EMS & Trauma Systems
DPHHS
Helena, Montana
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Northern Montana Hospital
Havre, Montana
Director Emergency Department
Great Falls Clinic Hospital
Great Falls, Montana
Director of Provider Services
Big Horn Hospital
Hardin, Montana
ALERT Chief Flight Nurse
Kalispell Regional Healthcare
Kalispell, Montana
ALERT Paramedic
Kalispell Regional Healthcare
Kalispell, Montana
President/CEO
Logan Health
Kalispell, Montana
CEO
Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital
Glasgow, Montana
System Director of Governance
Bozeman Health
Bozeman, Montana
CEO
Livingston HealthCare
Livingston, Montana
Regional CFO
Logan Health - Shelby
Shelby, Montana
CEO
Ruby Valley Medical Center
Sheridan, Montana
Practice Administrator
Great Falls Clinic Hospital
Great Falls, Montana
CEO
Roosevelt Medical Center
Culbertson, Montana
Interim Vice President
Logan Health - Shelby
Shelby, Montana
CEO
Barrett Hospital & HealthCare
Dillon, Montana
Lobbyist
ABS Legal (Logan Health)
Helena, Montana
CEO
Immanuel Lutheran Communities
Kalispell, Montana
CEO
Mountainview Medical Center
White Sulphur Springs, Montana
CEO
Clark Fork Valley Hospital
Plains, Montana
President
St. Vincent Healthcare & SCL Health Montana
Billings, Montana
Director of Education & Events
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8006
Administrative Professional III, MHAPAC Coordinator
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8017
CEO
St. John’s United
Billings, Montana
CEO
Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association, Inc.
Forsyth, Montana
CEO
Deer Lodge Medical Center
Deer Lodge, Montana
Director of Operations, MHA Ventures
Montana Hospital Association
406-457-8022
Chief Executive
Providence Montana Providence St. Patrick Hospital
Missoula, Montana
CEO
Benefis Health System
Great Falls, Montana
CEO
St. Luke Community Healthcare
Ronan, Montana
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Across the country, people are lining up to get vaccinated against COVID-19, including a group of veterans in Kalispell, Montana.

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406-457-8009

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NBC Montana: Several Montana hospitals nearing or above capacity

The state of Montana posts a daily hospital capacity report in its effort to share important COVID-19 data publicly, but there have been recent questions raised about how it’s being perceived by those outside of the health care system.

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MHA issues statement in support of statewide mask mandate

Following a recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Montana and the announcement of a statewide mask mandate by Governor Steve Bullock today, the Montana Hospital Association issued the followed statement

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Montana hospitals, Department of Commerce partner to ‘mask up’ Montana

As part of an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 across the state, the Montana Hospital Association and the Montana Department of Commerce today announced shipments of 45,000 free cloth face coverings to 25 communities statewide.

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Author: Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of Montana
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Author: Montana Department of Health & Human Services
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