St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation

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The Nelles Nurse Program was created in 2002 by the Ralph Nelles Family. The Nelles Nurse program supports our medical community, ensuring that we maintain the highest healthcare standards, and retain outstanding nurses and medical professionals in Montana.

The Nelles Nurse Program provides scholarships to student nurses during their schooling, allowing them to work at St. Vincent Healthcare directly out of nursing school. The program also provides financial support to medical professionals at St. Vincent Healthcare looking to advance their medical skills and knowledge. Recently, this program funded the transformation of the Mansfield Center Library into a hands on, working laboratory for medical professionals where they can work on dummies in real time, honing their medical skills.

Now more than ever, St. Vincent Healthcare understands that our human capital is our most valuable asset and we are committed to acquire and retain talented and experienced medical professionals. The St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation has historically relied on the SAINTS Ball as our foremost fundraising event of the year. The dollars raised through our 2020 SAINTS are critical in the delivery of exceptional healthcare to the communities in which we serve. St. Vincent Healthcare's commitment to keep the health and safety of our associates, patients, and community remains our top priority. This year, our SAINTS campaign will culminate by celebrating on Thursday, October 8, with an all day media event raising funds for the Nelles Nurse Scholarship and Education Programs. To make a contribution or learn more, please contact the Foundation at (406) 237-3600.

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