About Us

St. Patrick Hospital is home to some of the northern Rocky Mountain region's most advanced health care. Since our beginning in 1873, St. Patrick Hospital has seen profound changes in medicine, technology and administration. But what has remained constant through the years, as a community hospital, is our ability to provide highly advanced and deeply compassionate care to all of our patients.
Montana service area community mission board
  • Bruce Bollen, MD
  • Damian Chase-Begay
  • Ben Davis
  • Reed Humphrey, PhD
  • Josh Maki
  • Dale Mayer, PhD RN
  • Skye McGinty
  • Marc Racicot
  • Mark Williams
Executive team
  • Kirk Bodlovic, Chief Operating Officer
  • William Calhoun, Chief Executive
  • James McKay, MD, chief medical officer
  • Karen Myers, chief mission officer
  • Krissy Petersen, Chief Nursing Officer
Senior Leadership Council
  • Kelly G. Bagnell, MD, chief of staff, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Kirk Bodlovic, Chief Operating Officer, Montana Service Area
  • William Calhoun, Chief Executive
  • Stephanie Goble, Chief Philanthropy Officer, Providence Montana Health Foundation
  • Jenna Hendrickson, RN, director - Surgical Services
  • Samantha Hoogana, director of Inpatient Nursing, Providence St. Patrick Hospital
  • Devin Huntley, chief operating officer, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Jani Huston, executive director - Nursing; chief operating officer, Providence Medical Group
  • Greg Lind, MD, division chief, Surgery
  • Thomas McGuire, executive director of Service Lines & Outreach, Montana service area
  • James McKay, MD, chief medical officer, Montana Service Area
  • Karen Myers, chief mission officer, Montana service area
  • Amber Norris, executive director, Strategy and Business Development
  • Krissy Petersen, Chief Nursing Officer
  • Stacy Rogge, communications, External Affairs, Montana service area
  • Daniel Spoon, MD, division chief, Providence Heart Institute
  • Laura Shelton, MD, division chief, Ambulatory Services
  • Claude Tonnerre, MD, division chief, Medicine
Central Division Executive Leadership
  • Joel Gilbertson, Chief Executive
  • Elizabeth Ransom, MD, Chief Medical Officer
  • Scott O’Brien, Chief of Acute Care Operations and Programs
  • Jennifer Gentry, Chief Nursing Officer
  • Cara Beatty, MD, Physician Enterprise Interim Chief Operating Officer, EWA/MT
  • Ben LeBLanc, MD, Physician Enterprise Chief Executive, Oregon
  • Kristen Kothmann, Physician Enterprise Chief Executive, TX/NM
  • John Kleiderer, Chief Mission Officer 
  • Melissa Damm, Chief Financial Officer
  • Mark Gross, Chief Communication Officer 
  • Debby Gensen, Chief Strategy Officer
  • Laurie Kelley, Chief Philanthropy Officer
  • Walter Cathey, Regional Chief Executive, TX/NM
  • William Olson, Regional Chief Executive, Oregon
  • Katy O'Connor, Chief Human Resources Officer
Washington & Montana Regional Board
  • Rick Shea, Chair
  • Peter Allan, JD, CTFA, Vice Chair
  • Kathryn Barron
  • Bob Drewel
  • Susan Hettinger
  • Susan Kreid
  • Wayne Martin, PhD
  • Sr. Rosalie Locati, SP
  • Mary Selecky

St. Patrick Hospital is committed to exemplary care for our patients. We are a Joint Commission Accredited facility that strives to implement patient safety and quality care at all times by adhering to national standards and policies. Process improvement is a daily part of our activities, techniques such as LEAN are utilized in our goal to provide the highest quality care to our patients. National bench-marked and tracked data shows our level of performance in the following links:

Concerns about safety or quality of care

All members of the general public and any individual who has a concern regarding patient safety or quality of care concern are encouraged to contact the Patient Safety Officer at 406-329-5865.

If you feel your concerns have not been addressed or resolved by the hospital, you may contact the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations directly.

Contact the Joint Commission

Office of Quality and Patient Safety
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Fax: 630-792-5636

In today's complex world of health care, patients, families and caregivers often face difficult decisions. Sometimes, there is an honest but inevitable conflict in values and opinions about how best to care for a patient.

St. Patrick Hospital has an Ethics Committee that can help address the ethical and moral dilemmas that arise. The Committee does not mandate a particular decision or course of action. Rather, it serves as a resource for understanding the ethical and moral frameworks that can assist patients and caregivers in making the most appropriate decisions.

The Ethics Committee is a permanent committee of the Medical Staff. Its membership includes physicians, nurses and other hospital representatives, as well as ethicists and community members.

The Committee can provide education about bioethics, serve as a resource to resolve ethical issues, and develop policies that help the medical and hospital staff meet their mission to provide excellent patient care. A request for consultation by the Ethics Committee can be initiated by a patient, a family member, or anyone on the hospital staff. Consultation request forms can be found at every nursing station, or any person may contact one of the following individuals: