About Us

At St. James Healthcare, we’re happy to tell you about us: our compassionate caregivers, our clinical excellence, our award-winning care and even our beautiful campus. But it’s really all about you. Our patients and families are the center of every thought, communication and action that takes place in this healing space.

St. James Healthcare has played an important role in the history of Butte, Montana. Founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, St. James has been known for generations for its mission of compassionate care and service to the poor. Today, that commitment is accompanied by St. James' reputation as a technological leader in Montana's healthcare industry and the largest acute-care hospital in southwest Montana. St. James is part of SCL Health, a nonprofit faith-based health system with eight hospitals, more than 150 physician clinics, and home health, hospice, mental health and safety-net services primarily in Colorado and Montana..


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The Sisters of Charity trace their origin as a religious community to the 1600s in France where Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac established the Daughters of Charity. The Daughters of Charity were dedicated to serving the sick and poor, and this heritage and tradition serve as the foundation for our health ministry today.

The Sisters arrived in Montana in the 1860s, and following the Battle of the Big Hole, they came to southwestern Montana to care for the sick and wounded. They ventured to Helena, Deer Lodge and Anaconda, and in 1881, opened a hospital in Butte to care for the city's copper miners. The lights at St. James Healthcare have been shining brightly ever since!

Accredited by The Joint Commission

St. James Healthcare is routinely surveyed and accredited by The Joint Commission to evaluate our compliance with national standards.

If you have a concern regarding patient care or safety, please notify our Patient Safety Coordinator first at 406-723-2554. You may also want to notify your caregiver or a member of our management team. If you need immediate assistance after business hours, call 406-723-2500 and ask the operator to connect you to the nursing supervisor or the administrator on call.

After giving the hospital the opportunity to resolve your concern, you may choose to send mail to The Joint Commission:

Division of Accreditation Operations
Office of Quality Monitoring
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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We welcome your questions, comments and concerns. We take all inquiries seriously and will work diligently to resolve any problems and answer your questions.

For questions, call the hospital at 303-689-4000. For billing inquiries, call 866-665-2636. You may also submit this contact form, and your request will be routed to the appropriate associate who will respond to your message.

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