CEO Statement

CEO Statement

Louie King 2.5.2015 portrait formal

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Benefis Teton Medical Center’s website.    It has been just over one year since Teton Medical Center in Choteau was purchased by Benefis Health System in Great Falls.  Our first year as Benefis Teton Medical Center has been rewarding and I want to share with you some of the highlights, all of which add to BTMC’s ability to deliver great health care  to our communities along the Rocky Mountain Front in north central Montana. I want to thank BTMC Foundation, and Benefis Health System for helping us accomplish many good projects this year:

First, thanks to many donors,  in the last year BTMC Foundation has

  • contributed $82,700 to BTMC’s new CT scanner
  • contributed $7,000 to the endowment fund
  • Sponsored a 3rd grade bike safety fair in Choteau
  • Awarded 5 $1,000 medical scholarships to BTMC staff

Second, thanks to leaders at Benefis Health System.  In the last year, BTMC :

  • Added a 16-slice GE lightspeed CT scanner to BTMC’s radiology department.
  • Purchased 15 new office copiers.
  • Purchased 95 new computers.
  • Rebuilt BTMC residents’ sun deck. 
  • Reduced BTMC employees’ health insurance costs by 50%.
  • Gave each BTMC employee a $1,200 bonus.
  • Added new signs outside and inside the building.
  • Painted exterior walls, doors, and trim.
  • Replaced BTMC’s 17 year old phone system.
  • Gave all BTMC Employees a 3% raise.
  • Gave $6,500 to the Choteau Community Playground project.
  • Added 42 large local history photos to BTMC resident hallways .
  • Purchased a massage chair for BTMC staff and residents.
  • Gave 300 helmets to Teton Pass skiers and ski school.
  • Improved WI-FI service in all hospital and resident rooms.
  • Added 20 large Montana Wilderness Association nature photos throughout the building.
  • Purchased a new safety alarm system connecting BTMC to the Teton County Sheriff.

Most significantly, financial stability through BHS will allow BTMC to continue providing vital lifesaving services to area residents, for years to come.   In addition, our patients have access to many great  healthcare services, right here at home.

At BTMC our mission is to provide a quality, stable, efficient and caring environment for all those we serve.  I assure you that  our BTMC team takes that goal very seriously.

BTMC is your hospital for hometown quality care.    Please feel free to get in touch with me. I welcome your comments and ideas.



Louie King


Benefis Teton Medical Center

915 4th Street NW

Choteau, MT 59422


Together We’re Building a Future for Hometown Quality Care.

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