Events Calendar


Medical and Nursing Community of Montana Unites to Urge Vaccination, Masking as COVID-19 Cases Rise Statewide:

Montana medical and nursing organizations representing thousands of health care practitioners across the state united to urge Montanans to protect themselves and their communities by getting vaccinated and wearing a mask as COVID-19 cases continue to r  

MMA Files Suit to Protect Montana Physician Offices, Fight for the Safety of Patients:

The Montana Medical Association along with other organizations and individuals, filed suit in Missoula Federal District Court on September 22, 2021, challenging House Bill 702 as it applies to Montana’s physicians and hospitals.


Montana Medical Association Selects Leadership for 2021/2022:

The Montana Medical Association (MMA) announced today that its Board of Trustees has selected a new slate of officers to lead the Association through September 2022, with Carley C. Robertson, M.D., a general practice physician from Havre, taking the he  

MMA Issues Statement Following DPHHS Report on Fatal Overdoses in Recent Weeks :

HELENA – The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, issued a press release on a high number of fatal overdoses across Montana over the last two weeks. The Montana Medical Association (MMA) today r  

MMA Statement on Preliminary Injunction Granted in HB 702 Litigation:

Today, in Missoula District Court, a preliminary injunction was granted in the Montana Medical Association’s ongoing litigation against House Bill 702 to the extent it applies to all facilities and providers subject to the Centers for Medicare an  

MMA Healthcare Excellence in Leadership Program

Healthcare providers are finding that further development of their leadership competencies positively impacts their effectiveness in the boardroom and clinic office. More providers are moving into executive roles and leading healthcare systems as well as managing other providers and clinical staff. Montana healthcare providers are now expected to step beyond the care of patients to solution building and policy development.

The MMA partnered with FutureSYNC, International (specialists in leadership development and strategic planning) to create a leadership training program for Montana providers that also highlights healthcare issues facing Montana. The curriculum content was built by an advisory council of physicians ensuring the relevance to Montana providers.

The program consists of five sessions that focus on developing core leadership skills in a powerful and personal way. These topics include strategic thinking, financial stewardship, relationship management, and advanced critical thinking skills. The sessions are designed to engage and unite participants. Providers will learn practical and action-oriented skills to effectively lead in their practice or healthcare organization.

The training is limited to 25 health care professionals, and applications may be turned into the MMA office to Leah Butkay.  The MMA invites applications from physicians, physician assistants, advanced nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and dentists.

Click here to download the application.

Schedule for the 2022 Program:

April 8-9, 2022  Helena; Emotional Intelligence and Relationship Management

May 13-14, 2022  Seeley Lake; The Influence of Outcomes  

June 3-4, 2022  Three Forks; Team Engagement Strategies and Team Intelligence

August 12-13, 2022  Fairmont Hot Springs Resort; Advance Critical Thinking Skills

September 16-17, 2022 Bozeman; Strategic Thinking, Effective Transitions and Change Management, and Conversations of Consequence

Sessions 2-4 will include Leading With Resiliency: "Code Switching Self" & Managing Burn-Out

Locations designated for sessions are subject to change.


This in-depth course is designed to enhance the leadership skills of providers, so they can play a larger role in their practices and hospitals, and attain the knowledge and opportunities necessary to influence Montana's healthcare policy.


In the current healthcare landscape, healthcare providers are facing immense challenges. It’s difficult to increase the quality of care in an atmosphere of ever-rising delivery costs. Professional collaboration and advocacy are essential to supporting patients while heeding the needs of providers. By helping healthcare providers embrace executive and management positions, affording detailed insight and different perspectives into Montana’s healthcare issues, we’re providing them with the means to spearhead the development of effective solutions.


The MMA Healthcare Leadership Initiative offers leadership development training and fosters dialogue with colleagues and experts on the challenges and opportunities of practicing medicine in an evolving environment.