National Rural Health Day!

Congratulations to our Dr. Frank Newman Rural Health Award winners!

Rural Health Leadership:  Kelley Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Beartooth Billings Clinic, Red Lodge, MT

Ms. Evans has served as CEO of Beartooth Billings Clinic for the past 25 years.  She is a tireless advocate for rural health in Montana.  She supports and retains hospital staff with an emphasis on education.  Additionally, Kelley encourages and supports programs that will inspire MT students to pursue healthcare careers.  Kelley collaborated with Dr. Newman many years ago, and has continued to find inspiration in his vision for quality rural health care.

Rural Clinical Leadership:  Dr. Neil Sun Rhodes, Blackfeet Community Hospital, Browning, MT

Dr. Sun Rhodes has practiced in Browning since 2009.  He is a member of the MT WWAMI Admission Committee, and serves as a preceptor for students in the Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program.  He is committed to caring for underserved patients on the Blackfeet Reservation, as well as ensuring that MT has high quality rural clinicians for the future.

Future of Rural Health:  Maria Bobko, Nursing Student, Missoula, MT

Maria participated in an AHEC summer experience in 2014 and was recently accepted into nursing school.  She currently works at St. Patrick Hospital, as well as going to school full-time.  She looks forward to participating in medical mission trips, and serving the community and those in need.

Thank you for all of the submissions!

Thank you Senator Daines for your comments about rural health in Montana! 


Thank you Governor Bullock for your recognition of National Rural Health Day 2017!- view the proclamation here!

Our intern Ellie Zwerneman created this awesome video with pictures and videos taken across Montana!

 Photo Contest Winners!