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Statement from Providence St. Patrick Chief Executive

March 28, 2014


MISSOULA ­– For more than 140 years, Providence St. Patrick Hospital has been a leader in providing the best care for patients and increasing access to high-quality, affordable healthcare in our region.

“While we are disappointed in Community Medical Center’s decision, we believe lowering costs and increasing quality is the best for our community and we will continue to build relationships with partners who share our same vision to accomplish these goals,” said Providence Western Montana Chief Executive Jeff Fee.

Throughout its history, St. Patrick Hospital has adapted to meet the community’s needs for healthcare options.

“We will make the necessary investments in patient care to provide a comprehensive range of services to the residents of Western Montana,” said Fee.

“St. Patrick Hospital has served the community for more than 140 years,” added Fee, “and we will continue to serve for decades to come, never taking the focus away from our commitment to the poor and vulnerable.”

Media inquiries:

Stacy Rogge, Director of Communications and Marketing, Western Montana Region, at 406-329-2910 or at Stacy.Rogge@providence.org or JoAnn Hoven, Public Information Coordinator, Providence St. Patrick Hospital, at 406-241-2919 or at JoAnn.Hoven@providence.org