Kalispell,
10
June
2022
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12:01 PM
America/Denver

Glacier Range Riders and Logan Health forge healthcare partnership

Glacier Range Riders and Logan Health recently announced a partnership naming Logan Health as the official healthcare partner for the new Kalispell-based minor league baseball team.

“The Glacier Range Riders are proud to partner with the Flathead Valley’s premier healthcare provider, Logan Health. Their core values of integrity, compassion, service, excellence, and ownership closely align with our values as a family, and as an organization,” says Glacier Range Rider Vice President Chris Kelly, “We look forward to the years ahead and further development of programs that allow us to serve the residents of our valley.”

Logan Health, which employs nearly 4,500 in Flathead and surrounding counties, will become the exclusive provider of athletic training and health care services for the team and the title sponsor of many Flathead Field features, including the children’s play area and the training facility.

“When we learned that a minor league baseball team and new stadium was coming to the Flathead, we were excited to get involved. It was clear to us from our initial conversations that the Glacier Range Riders represent many of the same community-focused values Logan Health holds dear, and the synergies between our two organizations will make for a very successful partnership,” said Logan Health President & CEO Craig Lambrecht, MD. “We are deeply committed to the health and wellness of those in our local communities, and being able to partner with the Glacier Range Riders presents an incredible opportunity for us to advance that mission."

The partnership will also allow collaboration between the team and Logan Health’s Youth Development Program through the use of the Flathead Field facility for events, camps and more.

“We’re so excited about this partnership with the Range Riders and the opportunities it will provide for our youth and their families,” says Logan Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physician Kim Stimpson, MD.  “Access to the Flathead Field facility and players will be a huge benefit to student athletes participating in our Youth Development program.”

In addition, game night activities promoting both partners' dedication to health and wellness will be both informative and crowd pleasers for ticket holders. The Glacier Range Riders will also help to give back to the Logan Health Foundation with opportunities to encourage crowd-sourced fundraising efforts to support many of Logan Health’s services, including but not limited to, A.L.E.R.T, Logan Health Children’s, and many other health care needs.

“To have Logan Health as our first partner here in the Valley will give us an incredible foundation to build upon,” says Kelly. “The facilities and services that we are able to provide our players are unparalleled at this level and we look forward to setting the standard for what Pioneer League Baseball can be.”

About the Glacier Range Riders

The Glacier Range Riders and Flathead Field are owned and operated by the Kelly family. The team name is an homage to those who protected the Flathead Valley prior to wilderness being added to the National Park System. The Kelly family has spent over 20 years in the Flathead Valley and brought their passion for baseball to the region by investing in the Pioneer Baseball League franchise.

About Logan Health

Logan Health is a nonprofit, 578-bed health system located in the iconic Flathead Valley of northwest Montana. While the main medical campus is located in Flathead County, Logan Health draws from a total service area covering 13 counties, nearly 40,000 square miles and a population of more than 600,000. The health system consists of five hospitals, more than 50 provider clinics and a host of other health care services, including the nation’s first rural air ambulance service (A.L.E.R.T.), which it has maintained for more than 40 years. Nearly 4,500 physicians, nurses, health care professionals and support staff work together to provide patients and their families with a positive, proactive, patient-centered experience. Founded in 1910, Logan Health has provided exceptional care for more than 100 years to the communities it serves. Throughout its history, the organization has continued to grow and evolve with the growth and changing needs of the communities it serves.