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Flathead Valley Health Care Study Findings To Be Released At Chamber Luncheon, 8/30, Kalispell

August 24, 2016View for printing

On Tuesday, August 30 the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce and partners will announce the findings of a new study measuring the economic footprint of the Flathead Valley's health care sector. You are invited to join the luncheon presentation and speak with the health care economist from The University of Montana. Below you will find details of the event and the full presentation panel in the following media alert.

Please confirm your attendance and RSVP by Friday, August 26.

Kate Lufkin at or (406)758-2801

Thank you,

Kate Lufkin, Marketing & Communications Specialist

Kalispell Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitor Bureau


WHAT: Members of the media are invited to join the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce and partners at its August luncheon announcing the results of the recently commissioned study, "The Contribution of Health Care to Flathead Valley's Economy," conducted by the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research. Additionally speaking will be Kalispell Regional Healthcare on the $64 million of new construction underway with the expansion of the Emergency Room and Gastrointestinal Center, plus the new Women's and Children's Pavilion. Immanuel Lutheran Communities will also speak about their $12 million facility expansion.

WHY: The health care sector is rapidly growing in the Flathead Valley and its impact on jobs and wages in contributing industries is significant.

WHO: Bryce Ward, Ph.D., associate director of UM's Bureau of Business and Economic Research; Velinda Stevens, CEO of Kalispell Regional Healthcare; Federico G. Seifarth, MD, pediatric surgeon at Kalispell Regional Healthcare; and Jason Cronk, president of Immanuel Lutheran Communities.

DATE: Tuesday, August 30, from 11:45am - 1:15pm

WHERE: Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell Center Mall, 20 North Main Street, Kalispell, MT

RSVP/INFO: Kate Lufkin at or (406)758-2801 by Friday, August 26.

Kate Lufkin, Marketing & Communications Specialist

Kalispell Chamber of Commerce

Convention & Visitor Bureau

15 Depot Park | Kalispell, MT 59901

(P) 406-758-2801 (F) 406-758-2805

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