KPAX: Polson Hospital Picks Up Grant

Montana U.S. Senator Steve Daines has announced today a Polson hospital will be awarded nearly $100,000 to address healthcare needs in rural areas.

The grant will be used by St. Joseph Hospital to engage a network of hospitals serving rural communities through development of a Western Montana Rural Nursing Collaborative (WMRNC).

WMRNC hopes to expand, enhance and improve access to services in rural communities and allow patients to receive high-quality care closer to home.

“This is a collaborative project and a made-in-Montana solution that supports our nurses, helps lower healthcare costs and maintains high-quality care for Montanans in rural communities across the Flathead,” Daines said in a statement.