FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
North Valley Hospital Board of Directors Appoints Chris Thomas as CEO
WHITEFISH, MT – April 26, 2017: The North Valley Hospital Board of Directors has appointed Chris Thomas as Interim CEO of North Valley Hospital, replacing Tate Kreitinger, who has assumed additional outreach oversight responsibilities at Kalispell Regional Healthcare in addition to his role as CEO of The HealthCenter.
The board recognizes that Ms. Thomas has provided exemplary leadership as Chief Operating Officer of the hospital over the last three years, while maintaining a focus on the unique values and culture of North Valley Hospital.
“The Board is thankful for Tate’s leadership over the past year,” said Steve Stahlberg, Board Chairman. “By appointing Ms. Thomas to this full-time leadership role, the Board establishes a strong commitment to the staff at North Valley Hospital and the greater Whitefish community that North Valley Hospital will continue providing high quality patient-centered care.”
About North Valley Hospital: North Valley Hospital is a private 501©(3), non-profit community Critical Access hospital governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from the North Valley area. North Valley Hospital is the first hospital in Montana to be affiliated with Planetree. Planetree is a non-profit organization that provides education and information in a collaborative community of healthcare organizations, facilitating efforts to create patient centered care in healing environments. North Valley Hospital receives no tax support for its services. The hospital and its affiliate clinics serve Flathead and Lincoln counties.