Critical Access Hospital Summit

The current and future state of health care in the region

May 10, 2019 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Broadway Building Conference Center - St. Patrick Hospital

With the legislative session concluding at the end of April, this panel of key players during the session will discuss the changes to Medicaid Expansion, as well as other law and budget changes that will affect hospitals throughout the state. They will also discuss some of the health care bills that failed, including bills that would have negatively affected hospital operations and tax status. The panel will conclude with a look ahead to the 2020 elections.

1.5 ACHE Credits available.

Keynote speaker

Chas Roades, Co-founder and CEO - Gist Healthcare

Gist Healthcare is a Washington-based strategic advisory service providing objective insights and guidance to health care leaders. Chas is an authority on health care transformation, and is one of the nation's leading experts on health system strategy. For more information, visit

Post-session legislative panel discussion

Moderated by Jesse Laslovich, Government Relations Liaison for Providence Montana.

Panelists include:

  • Rep. Kim Abbott (D), HD83
  • Rep. Edward Buttrey (R), HD21
  • Marie Matthews, Montana Medicaid Director
  • Rep. Bradley Tschida (R), HD97

Summit agenda and keynote appropriate for:

  • Governing board members
  • Operational leaders
  • Physicians
  • Administrators
  • Legislative representatives
  • Nursing Leaders
  • Commercial Insurers

Lunch will be provided.

Registration deadline: May 1, 2019. 

Have questions?

Contact Anna Hoppe, Outreach Manager
406-327-1625 or send an email.