Our Mission

  • Annual trade show
  • Proactive advocacy with Montana Legislature & Administrative Agencies
  • Resource for careers in health care through the MHCA Career Center
  • Survey assistance
  • Scholarship Foundation providing financial assistance to students pursuing a degree in nursing

The people who care for Montana's most vulnerable elderly need help. When COVID-19 hit Montana's long-term care facilities, THEY stepped up. Now, our state leaders need to do the same. Though help was provided early in the pandemic, it has stopped. Hear from our caregivers, and help now by sharing this message and contacting your elected leaders!

See these newspaper articles about Montana's nursing home closures:

Financial Strife Closes 7 Nursing Homes, State Officials Decline Pleas for Short Term Funding (Billings Gazette, 7/31/22)

Elderly Forced to Move as Nursing Homes Close (Billings Gazette, 8/1/22)

Who Will Take Care of Us? Montana's Nursing Homes Disappearing at an Alarming Rate (The Daily Montanan, 7/31/22)


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Rhonda Simmons

Executive Assistant

Established in 1990, Argentum is the largest national trade association exclusively dedicated to professionally-managed, resident-centered senior living communities. Argentum’s member programs promote business and operational excellence through education, research, publications, professional networking and online tools designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurism in the field of senior living. 

Board of Directors 



Read more about the benefits of membership, and different membership options. Membership is available to nursing home and assisted living facilities and associate or sponsor members. 

Meet Our Team

Reach Out

ABOUT MHCA:  The Montana Health Care Association is a non-profit, member-driven professional association serving Montana's long term care facilities. Founded in 1962 and originally representing only nursing homes, MHCA has opened its membership to all organizations involved in long term care. We represent profit and non-profit, independent and corporate-owned, religious, fraternal and government-operated facilities, as well as hospital-based facilities. Our members provide skilled nursing, assisted living, critical access hospital swing beds, personal care, home health, respite and therapy services.

  • Assistance to members in their day-to-day operations
  • Information source for members, state regulatory agencies and the public
  • Two educational conferences per year --             one in person; one virtual
  • Free standing training on topics of special relevance to long term care
  • Awards and recognition of outstanding member facilities, staff and volunteers

Jay Skoog


Account Manager

Locate information of key board members that serve Montana Healthcare Association. 

Montana Health Care Association

Rose M. Hughes

Executive Director

Serving Montana's long-term care facilities.

The association and its members are dedicated to improving the quality of long-term health care in Montana through educational programs and proactive advocacy with the Legislature and administrative agencies.