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Welcome Message From the Chairman of the Board

Dear Friends,

The word healthcare often evokes a variety of responses. But here at North Valley Hospital, the word healthcare often evokes a smile. North Valley Hospital continues to set itself apart from the traditional healthcare model in many ways, but it’s guiding principle is the Planetree model. This unique culture is something that staff, physicians, patients, volunteers, and community members are proud of and is crucial in continuing to set North Valley Hospital apart as a leader in healthcare. 

When you make a contribution to North Valley Hospital Foundation, 100% of every dollar goes to the program of your choice. Because of your generosity, we are able to continue to provide for unique programs and opportunities for both patients and employees while continuing to bring advanced technology to NVH. 
Your generous support has, among many other things:
  • Brought specialized equipment to NVH, such as 3D mammography.
  • Supported our staff and physicians by funding specialized simulator education.
  • Comforted children who leave with a stuffed animal after each visit. 
  • Left a legacy through continued funding of our endowment at the Whitefish Community Foundation.
We sincerely thank you for your continued interest in North Valley Hospital and for considering the Foundation as a recipient of your philanthropy. We look forward to continuing the tradition of providing excellent patient care in the hospital that our community has built.

Best Regards,

Katie Lesar
Chair, North Valley Hospital Foundation

Katie Lesar

Katie Lasar Chair
National Parks Realty
Columbia Falls Resident

Julie Baldridge

Julie Baldridge Kootenai Resource Corporation, Owner
Whitefish Resident

Clay Binford

Clay Binford Nomad Communications, Owner/Director
Whitefish Resident

Mirna Bowden, MD

Mirna Bowden, MD Hospital Board Liaison
Alpine Women’s Center, OB/GYN
Whitefish Resident

Luther Campbell

Luther Campbell Board Member Emeritus
Price Waterhouse Cooper, Retired Executive
Whitefish/San Antonio Resident

Patti Codiga

Patti Codiga Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty, Broker
Whitefish Resident

Linda Cornutt

Linda Cornutt Retired Teacher/Community Volunteer
Whitefish/Dallas Resident

Kathy Cummings

North Valley Hospital, RN
Lakeside Resident

Lance Fahrney

Lance Fahrney J Martin Builders, General Manager
Somers Resident

Emily Hutchinson

Community Member
Whitefish Resident

Marissa Keenan

Marissa Keenan Sweet Peaks Ice Cream, Owner
Whitefish Resident

Dana McGowen

Dana McGowen Experian, Business Continuity Coordinator
Whitefish/Dallas Resident

Ron Miller, MD

Ron Miller, MD North Valley Hospital, Retired Physician/Chief Medical Officer
Whitefish Resident

Teresa Quinn

Teresa Quinn Retired Teacher/Community Volunteer
Whitefish Resident

Nan Reed

Whitefish Middle School, Art Teacher
Whitefish Resident

Tori Reich

Tori Reich Hospital Board Liaison
Independent Board Director
Whitefish

Deven Robinson

North Valley Behavioral Health, NP-C
Whitefish Resident

Doug Shanks

Doug Shanks Treasurer
Western Building Center, President
Columbia Falls Resident