Providence St. Joseph Medical Center

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is a 22-bed Critical Access Hospital in Polson, Montana. Our goal is to provide the highest quality and advanced medical and technology services to our local communities. Through philanthropic support, Providence Montana Health Foundation ensures medical excellence for the residents of Lake County. Leadership, employees and donors of St. Joe’s live the Mission of Providence Health & Services: As People of Providence, we reveal God’s love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

Bringing 3D Mammography to St. Joe’s


St. Joseph Medical Center is dedicated to providing the best possible breast screenings for patients. In partnership with Providence Montana Health Foundation, St. Joe's is working with private and public donors to ensure the latest advancement in digital mammography technology is available in Lake County: a 3D Mammography system.

This new system takes multiple images of the breast in one continuous scan to better visualize the entire breast tissue, detecting small tumors and reducing false positives. This clarity leads to early detection, the best defense against breast cancer.

Providence Montana Health Foundation has launched a $360,000 fundraising campaign that will make a 3D mammography system for Flathead and Mission Valleys a reality.

Recent impact


In 2016, Providence Montana Health Foundation partnered with Providence St. Joseph Medical Center to host a Centennial Gala in celebration of the hospital’s 100th year in Polson. Through the collective gifts of the community, we were able to successfully raise the $100,000 needed to bring a critical eICU to St. Joe’s.

This eICU connects patients at St. Joe’s in Polson to ICU nurses and Intensivists in Alaska who can monitor their vitals, down to as small of a detail as seeing the dilation of their pupils change.

This equipment and program—critically needed for our most vulnerable patients—has been successfully running since August 3, 2017.

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