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News from the Montana Hospital Association

HELENA — The Montana Hospital Association named Providence St. Joseph Medical Center the winner of the association’s 2020 Excellence in Behavioral Health Service Award.

The award recognizes a healthcare organization that demonstrates vision and excellence in behavioral healthcare services. Nominees will have made outstanding contributions to hospitals and healthcare services in either inpatient or outpatient behavioral health settings, as illustrated by a successful project, program or action. Entries were judged on the following criteria:

Exemplifies leadership promoting vision and excellence in the behavioral health setting.

Provides outstanding contributions to hospital and/or healthcare services in either inpatient or outpatient behavioral health settings.

Demonstrates a high level of achievement by successfully implementing a project, program or action that improved behavioral healthcare and outcomes for the communities being served.

Nominees must be an MHA member facility or a partner with an MHA member facility. This may include CEOs/administrators, employees, medical staff, trustees, volunteers and active community members.

“We’re proud to recognize Providence St. Joseph Medical Center for demonstrating leadership and vision toward improving behavioral health outcomes in their community,” said Rich Rasmussen, Montana Hospital Association CEO. “As Montana looks for ways to address addiction, suicide and other behavioral health challenges facing our state, we can look to leaders like Providence St. Joseph Medical Center for proven strategies to reduce the toll of these conditions and return our neighbors to healthier, more productive lives.” 

This year’s nominees were Glendive Medical Center, Glendive; North Valley Hospital, Whitefish; Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Polson; and Sidney Health Center, Sidney. 

The Montana Hospital Association is the principal advocate for the interests of members in their efforts to improve the health status of the communities they serve. MHA, in partnership with our communities, will make Montana a “Top 10 Healthy State.” 

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