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Kalispell Regional Healthcare

TITLE SPONSOR OF THE MONTANA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

KALISPELL REGIONAL HEALTHCARE 
Kalispell Regional Medical Center
North Valley Hospital
The HealthCenter

Kalispell Regional Healthcare (KRH) is a 325-bed health care system located in Kalispell, Montana. KRH serves more than 170,000 within a geographical region of 20,000 square miles and employs more than 3,700 team members. Comprising the health care system are three acute-care hospitals (Kalispell Regional Medical Center, North Valley Hospital and The HealthCenter), a skilled nursing facility (Brendan House), a fitness facility (The Summit Medical Fitness Center), a mental health and substance abuse facility (Pathways Treatment Center), a durable medical equipment company (Kalispell Medical Equipment) and more than 40 primary and specialty physician clinics. Core services include cancer care, cardiovascular care, emergency care, family health, neuroscience and spine care, orthopedics, pediatrics, prevention and wellness, and surgery. With the philanthropic support of the Kalispell Regional Healthcare Foundation, the system has maintained the nation’s first rural air ambulance service (A.L.E.R.T.) for more than 40 years and continues to add services and equipment to meet the growing health care needs of the region.

SAVE A SISTER
The Save A Sister initiative is a collaboration between Northwest Regional Healthcare and the Flathead City-County Health Department.  Goals are to promote breast cancer awareness through outreach activities, distribution of educational materials and raising funds to improve women’s access to and understanding of screening mammography.  Save A Sister also supports post-operative durable goods that often are not paid for by insurance. All funds stay in the local area.

Dragon Boat Racing has become a celebration of survivorship to many who've suffered from breast cancer.  The sport helps survivors take control of body and health with the support of fellow team members who've also experienced the disease.     

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY
Cancer Support Community Kalispell is a part of Cancer Support Community Montana and the Headquarters in Washington DC. This large network provides the gold standard of psychosocial care for people affected by cancer. CSC Kalispell provides support for the whole family, the whole time – adults, youth, couples and families - free of charge.  In 2017, for the second year, CSC will sponsor a boat of paddlers who've been affected by cancer either as a survivor or as family or friend.