Montana, like so many areas, has seen a greater need for mental health services and crisis prevention since the pandemic began. To combat these issues in 2020, Providence Montana invested $26 million in community benefit to increase access to mental health care and wellness for our communities including:
- Opening a newly expanded Acute Adolescent Unit (AAU), doubling its former capacity
- Incorporating age-appropriate youth supports in the AAU such as space for virtual schooling, exercise, socialization and medical care
- Addressing food insecurity in our community
I am grateful every day to our dedicated team of caregivers and community partners for their resilience through 2020. I invite you to learn more about our commitment in Montana as we continue to address our community’s needs together and promote health for a better world.
- Joel Gilbertson, executive vice president and regional chief executive, Providence, Washington and Montana.