Critical Access Hospital Summit

The current and future state of health care in the region

September 28, 2018 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Broadway Building - St. Patrick Hospital, Rooms 2 & 3
Join statewide health care professionals for the 9th Annual Critical Access Hospital Summit in Missoula.


Subject to change.

 7:30 a.m.


This year's Critical Access Hospital Summit coincides with the Friday Medical Conference, located in Conference Center Room 1. Come early to hear Dr. Joseph Schmoker, Medical Director for the International Heart Institute's Cardiothoracic Surgery Program, speak about thoracic aortic disease and then stay for the Summit.

Visit the University of Montana website to learn more about Friday Medical Conference and how to receive continuing education credits for their seminars.

 8:30 a.m.

Light Breakfast

 9 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

 9:05 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Jamie Orlikoff

Decisions, Decisions: Trends, Effective Leadership and Governance of Rural Hospitals
Health care is in turmoil, and nowhere is the impact of that more apparent than for the canaries in the coal mines of U.S. health care: rural hospitals and health systems. This session examines the challenging and conflicting trends buffeting U.S. health care, and unpacks their implications. Jamie Orlikoff outlines strategies for boards and leaders to maximize the effectiveness of their decision-making to help their organizations survive this risky time.

10:05 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

Jamie Orlikoff Continues

This session will conclude with time for Q&A with Jamie

11:30 a.m.


12:15 p.m.

Legislative Panel

State Budget, Medicaid Expansion, Provider Rate Cuts

  • Representative Nancy Ballance (R), District 87
  • Senator Ed Buttrey (R), District 11
  • Senator Diane Sands (D), District 49
  • Budget Director Dan Villa (D), Office of Governor Steve Bullock

Moderator: Jesse Laslovich, Government Relations Liaison for Providence Montana

 1:40 p.m.

Legislative Q&A 


A small block of rooms is held at the Stone Creek Lodge in Missoula for attendees of the Critical Access Hospital Summit. Call 406-541-3600 and mention the "St. Patrick Hospital event on September 28th" to receive the special rate of $91/night (rate applies September 27 only). Rooms are limited, first come-first served. Deadline to book a room is September 13. 

Have questions?

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

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