About RMHN

RMHN Mission Statement

Rocky Mountain Health Network will play a key role in improving quality and cost-efficiency over the full continuum of medical care. Comprehensive business and management services options are available to support medical providers and facilities.

Billings, Montana

Who We Are and What We Do

Rocky Mountain Health Network, Inc., is a Physician Hospital Organization (PHO).  A PHO is a vehicle that enables hospitals and physicians to work collaboratively toward accomplishing agreed upon objectives.  The primary purpose for forming a PHO is to develop improved methods of healthcare delivery that incorporate comprehensive clinical integration.  The future success of healthcare is dependent upon hospitals, physicians and other care givers working together.  The PHO is an excellent model because it creates the entity that brings everyone together.

Advantages of PHO

  • Provides an organized approach for participating hospitals and physicians to manage population health and better coordinate care across the care continuum
  • Serves as a clearinghouse for many administrative duties such as insurance credentialing and utilization management.  This reduces the burden on the individual providers and facilities.
  • Drives high-quality, cost-effective care delivery through promotion of evidence-based care standards and decision support tools, and the reduction of unnecessary variation and utilization
  • Allows participating physicians to align economic incentives for improvements in cost, quality and efficiency for the evolving reimbursement models

RMHN was founded in 1991 by St. Vincent Healthcare and its affiliated medical staff.  RMHN was formed to provide a comprehensive network of providers that contracts with commercial payers for the provision of care in Yellowstone and surrounding counties.  Today, RMHN brings together hospitals, surgery centers, primary care physicians, specialists and allied health professional to help employers and others with quality, cost and access.

RMHN has over 1,000 provider members throughout Montana and Wyoming.  Through the successful collaboration of these members, tens of thousands of people have access to the highest quality care.  RMHN simplifies its member’s ability to participate in multiple health plans.  As a messenger model, RMHN serves as the liaison with managed care organizations and each member has the ability to opt in or opt out of participating in the payer agreement.  RMHN currently manages over 30 payer agreements on behalf of its members.  RMHN works proactively with payers, third party administrators and other networks to ensure continued access to high quality healthcare.

In the Fall of 2013, RMHN formed a wholly owned subsidiary, Rocky Mountain Accountable Health Network (RMAHN).  RMAHN is the Accountable Care Organization for St. Vincent Healthcare and its affiliated providers.  Members of RMHN have access to the ACO and all of its initiatives. For additional information on RMAHN, click here.

Board of Directors


Carol Beam Color
Carol Beam

Rocky Mountain Health Network

Brett MacAdam, MD
Board Chair
Eastern Radiological Associates
Michael-Wilcox MD
Michael Wilcox, MD
Medical Director – Credentialing
Surgical Associates, PC

Zachary Scheer, MD
Medical Director – Population Health
Ortho Montana
Blackshear Bryan III, MD
St. Vincent Physician Network
Jennifer Alderfer, MBA, MHA, FACHE
President, St. Vincent Healthcare and SCL Health Montana-Wyoming
Thomas Moser
SCL Medical Group

Joel Dunn, MD
Ear Nose and Throat Associates

Our Team


Carol Beam
(406) 238-6066


Dale Squires
Director of Finance
(406) 237-5860


Christy O'Connor
Manager Healthcare Business Services
(406) 237-5849


Kristi Mangus
Billing Supervisor
(406) 237-8914


Lacey Wattles
Population Health Informatics Analyst
(406) 237-5617


Audrey Stene
Provider Relations Specialist
(406) 238-6073


Lori Northam
Gov’t Payer Specialist/CPC
(406) 237-5613


Mollie Fossen
Provider Data Specialist
(406) 237-5845