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North Valley Hospital Announces New Chief Medical Officer


North Valley Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Jonathan Amick has accepted the role of Chief Medical Officer effective February 1, 2021.

Jonathan Amick, DO is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and has served as North Valley Hospital’s Chief of Staff since 2019 and Director of Anesthesiology and Peri-operative Services since 2013. Dr. Amick has been working in Whitefish, Montana since 2008 and previously worked at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During his tenure at North Valley Hospital Dr. Amick has been recognized by his staff for his embodiment of the Planetree philosophy having been awarded the “Spirit of Planetree” award in 2015 and “Provider Champion” in 2020.

“I am truly honored and blessed for the opportunity to be the next Chief Medical Officer at North Valley Hospital,” said Dr. Amick. “I look forward to working with staff throughout the hospital and continue to provide quality care for our patients while looking for ways to enhance their care.”

During his time at North Valley Hospital, Dr. Amick has played a key role on surgery teams, keeping operating rooms running efficiently contributing to the hospital’s high scores in patient satisfaction.“

Dr. Amick is always looking for ways to make things run better, and he goes above and beyond to look out for his staff,” said North Valley Hospital Director of Surgery Services Rob Romanelly. “He once brought in homemade pizza for his staff, and in the beginning of the pandemic when masks were in short supply, he saw to it that staff had proper protection. He’s very positive all the time and you can tell that he loves this hospital.”

His role at North Valley Hospital as Chief Medical Officer will allow him to work as an intermediary between medical staff and hospital leadership to communicate priorities from all parties, disseminate information, and advocate for needs of the medical staff and the community.

“I am just one part of the team,” Dr. Amick added, “North Valley Hospital excels because everyone works together for our patients, and it’s a whole team approach in which everyone feels comfortable to speak. I am one part of that team, and I look forward to working with everyone and bringing those ideas to the table.”

Dr. Amick lives in Whitefish with his best friend and wife of twenty-plus years, Kristin Yandora, DO, and three kids Hannah 18, Ethan 13, and Meghan 11. He enjoys mountain biking, hiking and skiing.

About North Valley Hospital:

North Valley Hospital is a 501(c) (3), non-profit community Critical Access Hospital and affiliate of Kalispell Regional Healthcare.North Valley Hospital was the first hospital in Montana to be affiliated with Planetree International. Planetree International is a nonprofitorganization that provides education and information in a collaborative community of healthcare organizations, facilitatingefforts to create person centered care in healing environments. The hospital and its outreach clinics serve Flathead and Lincolncounties.