Events & Projects

2018 Women’s Wellness Brunch

Visit our dedicated page for details regarding the event here.

Save the Date: 5th Annual Women’s Wellness Brunch

Our 2018 event will take place on February 24, 2018. It will be from 10AM to Noon at the Granite County Museum in Philipsburg. Parker’s Restaurant will once again be catering. We will announce speakers and topics in the next month.

To RSVP and reserve your seat, please follow this link:

Stay up to date on details by replying “Going” or “Interested” on our Facebook event.

2017 Walktober – Walk for Prizes, Fitness & Cancer Awareness

Visit the Walktober page to learn more and download team materials.

Free Car Seat Checks September 20 in Drummond

Is Your Child Strapped in Safely For a Drive?

by Emily Petrovski, The Philipsburg Mail, Thursday, September 14, 2017

For new parents, grandparents and seasoned pros alike, navigating the wide world of car seats can be a daunting task. Which is why the Granite County Medical Foundation is sponsoring a car seat check at the Drummond Library on September 20.

Though her own kids were in car seats the day they left the hospital, Foundation Chair Maria Conn noted car seats have changed a lot since then. “Upon getting a car seat for our grandson, I realized right away even with the instruction manual provided with the seat, I was in way over my head!” Conn said.

Conn found help in a professional who could go over the model of seat, proper direction for her grandson to sit in the car seat and the seatbelt routes anchor straps made her feel much more comfortable  safely transporting her precious cargo.

“Being new parents to a set of twins in 2009, I am thankful for the hospital that made sure our twins were buckled correctly before we took them home for the first time,” Granite County Medical Foundation Vice-Chair Toby Wetsch told the Mail.

Guidelines and recommendations change as the child grows, leading to confusion or surprise for some whose loved ones travel down Montana roads in car seats.

Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children from one to 13 years of age. Deaths and injuries can be prevented when car seats and booster seats are properly used.

Local certified experts Thom Gill of the Montana Highway Patrol and Lonie Hutchinson of Buckle Up Montana, will be at the Drummond Library to check car seats and fit children who may have not been in the right seat.

The event in Drummond is free, though spots are limited. Interested parties should call 406-288-3700 to schedule a 30-minute appointment.

The Granite County Medical Foundation also plans to host a similar event in Philipsburg soon.

A variety of resources are also available online for parents, grandparents and caregivers who want to learn more about proper car seat safety.

GCMF Wellness Talks: All About Addiction May 18

Join us for our inaugural GCMF Wellness Talk! Health experts will be covering the science behind addiction, risks, prevention, action steps and local resources. This is a family-friendly, free event. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Get event updates on Facebook.

Granite County Medical Foundation Addiction Wellness Talk

2017 Women’s Wellness Brunch

Visit our Women’s Wellness Brunch page for more info.

2016 Festival of Trees, A Season of Stories

Visit our Festival page for more information.


May Granite County Health Fairs


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Arthritis Talk on Thursday, May 5


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2016 Women’s Wellness Brunch a Great Day Out for Women’s Health


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3rd Annual Women’s Wellness Brunch on Jan. 30th

The popular Women’s Wellness Brunch will return in 2016 with free childcare, new health topics, a new menu and a free oula class. The event will take place on Saturday, January 30th at the Granite County Museum. Due to space limitations, attendees must RSVP in order to attend. Only 100 seats are available. Please read more about the event and how to RSVP on the Brunch webpage.

View the invitation below.


Details for the 2016 Granite County Women's Wellness Brunch


2nd Annual Festival of Trees a Big Success

On November 13th and 14th, the Granite County Festival of Trees heralded the start of the holiday season with its two-day Mystical Mountain Christmas. The event raised almost $30,000 for Granite County Medical Foundation projects and was made possible thanks to 100 volunteers, sponsors, decorators, bidders and donors. We want to thank everyone who played such a big part in this endeavor.


The 2016 event will take place on November 11th and 12th. The theme will be “A Season of Stories.” If you are interested in being a sponsor, decorator or volunteer at that event, please sign up by emailing . The 15 sponsor/decorator positions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.


To read about the event, visit The Blog at Rock Creek. To view photos, visit our Facebook page photo album. We want to thank The Ranch at Rock Creek for hosting the event in their beautiful Buckle Barn and for generously donating services and more to our cause.

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10th Annual Walktober Event and Prizes Announced

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Mammograms and DEXA Scans Available on Sept. 30 at GCMC

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Free Sunscreen and Bike Helmets at the Drummond Rodeo July 5


May Granite County Health Fairs



Attend our May 7 Charity Pint Night!

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Thanks to all who helped make the Women’s Wellness Brunch a Success!


Attend the Second Annual Women’s Wellness Brunch on Sat. Feb. 7!


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Thank you to our Granite County Festival of Trees Supporters!


Visit to view photos of the event.

Please join us! Inaugural Granite County Festival of Trees Events


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Charity Pint Night & Decorator Meeting, Thursday, October 23rd

Please come out and show your support for Granite County healthcare and the Festival of Trees!

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Foundation Purchases Three More Long-Term Care Beds. Only Three to go!


Click here to read more about the upcoming Granite County Medical Center Mill Levy Vote on November 4, 2014. Register to vote if you haven’t already!


Children’s Summer Food Program Carnival/BBQ August 1st!

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Children’s Summer Food Program Starts June 9

On June 9th, the Summer Food Program will start its second consecutive year of offering free breakfast and lunches to children in Drummond. This year, Philipsburg will also be running a similar Summer Food Program.

Half of the students in the Drummond schools qualify for the Free-Reduced Food program during the school year. The Summer Food Program aims to fill the summer vacation gap and provide healthy food to children in the County, especially a significant number of low-income residents. In 2013, the inaugural Summer Food Program served more than 1,000 meals to children in Drummond.


This year, the Drummond Summer Food Program will be held in the Drummond High School cafeteria. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9:30 AM Monday through Friday and lunch is served from Noon to 1 PM Monday through Friday. Outdoor activities will be available from 1 to 1:30 PM Monday through Thursday. Adults can also order a meal, with prices last year ranging from $2 to $4 per meal. Kids 18 and younger will receive their meals absolutely free without requiring sign-up.

80 percent of costs are already covered by volunteerism and program reimbursement. The remainder is supplied via local grants and donations. If you would like to donate to the program, please send a check to the Summer Food Program, Granite County Medical Foundation, PO Box 401, Philipsburg, MT 59858. The Granite County Medical Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity and donations are tax-deductible.

Drummond Summer Food BBQStudies have shown that ensuring children have a healthy breakfast and lunch can raise test scores during the school year, but recent studies have also shown that providing a balanced meal to kids can reduce the likelihood of obesity and reduce their fat and processed food intake during the day. The Granite County Medical Foundation administers this program and partners with the Granite County Medical Center to provide the Well-Child (Exam) program. The aim is to fill gaps in children’s health in our community.



Community Tap Night at Tamarack Brewing on June 3



Free Wilderness First Aid Class May 8!


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Affordable Blood Tests at Granite County Health Fairs


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Enter Our Raffle at Beers for Beds


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Beers for Beds on April 10


The Philipsburg Brewing Company will host us on April 10 from 5 to 8 PM. $1 from all beers purchased will go toward the bed replacement project at the hospital and long-term care facility. Help us fulfill this important project by replacing beds that can no longer function with dynamic models that improve a patient’s or resident’s health!


First Annual Women’s Wellness Brunch on Feb. 22!

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2013 Granite County Medical Foundation Progress Report

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Giving Thanks For Support in 2013

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First Annual Holiday Party

Granite County Medical Foundation

Community members, donors and well-wishers are cordially invited to attend the Granite County Medical Foundation’s 2013 Holiday Party!

Meet our board members & enjoy a sampling of holiday beverages, hors d’oeuvres and good cheer on Thursday, November 21 at 7 PM.

The Granite County Medical Foundation is a local 501c(3) charity celebrating its most successful year ever. Our 2013 initiatives included:
AED – Heart Defibrillators in public places
Children’s healthy summer meal program
GC Medical Center generator repair
GC Dental Clinic equipment
& health education events.

 Your Foundation awarded over $50,000 in grants within Granite County.

 Thank you for your support in making Granite County a healthier place to live! Please consider a year-end, tax-deductible donation. To donate by credit card using PayPal, click here.

Join Us For Our Charity Pint Night On October 17th!

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GCMF Awarded DentaQuest Grant

August 16, 2013-The Granite County Medical Foundation is the proud recipient of a DentaQuest grant. The $6,450 award will go toward much-needed equipment for Granite County Dental.



Summer Lunch Program Celebrates Banner Year

July 31,2013-The BBQ and Carnival at the Drummond Pavillion brought together kids, parents and Granite County Medical Foundation members. They celebrated a fun and nutritious inaugural year with games and picnic food. Take a look at photos from the event, and check out our Facebook page, at to see more. Photos courtesy of Amanda Whitten Photography.


GCMF Board Member Blaine Brandshaw served BBQ.

Kid’s CarnivalWednesday, July 31 at Noon!

Summer Lunch Program

The Granite County Medical Foundation will host a Kid’s Carnival and BBQ to celebrate the Summer Lunch Program.

Come celebrate the Summer Lunch Program’s success with a Kid’s carnival and BBQ this Wednesday. Kids will have a chance to play games, eat delicious food and much much more. Parents are encouraged to attend. Sponsored by the Granite County Medical Foundation.

Join us at the Drummond Park Pavillion. Food will be served between 12 and 12:30, followed by a water balloon toss, water balloon volleyball, pool games and more! The Summer Lunch Program officially ends August 2.

Summer Lunch Program Meets with Great Success!

June 15, 2013-Vista Volunteer Jasara Rosendahl and other volunteers from the community and GCMF are helping feed around 30 Granite County kids daily. The program continues until August 2.

Kids help serve healthy meals

Kids help serve healthy meals

Granite County Medical Center—FEMA Award, Generator Project

July 15,2013-Granite County Medical Center (GCMC) is the proud recipient of a FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant of $77,814, as part of the 5% Initiative Funding Program. The award will help provide a new emergency back-up generator for the facility, so that the hospital can better function during a major disaster event.

Lead stakeholders are as follows:· Montana Department of Emergency Services, the grant administrator. Ranch at Rock Creek, committed to providing a 25% funding match to assist with the generator purchase and installation. Granite County Medical Foundation, which undertook the repair of the existing generator so that GCMC could continue to operate until the generator could be replaced. For questions, please call (406) 859-3271.

Free Wilderness/First Aid Classes July 2 and 9, 2013

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2013 GCMF Schedule of Events Announced

Don’t miss our Charity Pint Night, this Thursday, April 18th! 

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Attend the Granite County Medical Center’s Open House!

Get an inside look at the Granite County Medical Center during a Community Open House on Thursday, April 11, from 6 to 8 p.m., at 310 Sansome Street in Philipsburg, MT.

The event will offer tours of the facility, including a behind-the-scenes look at their new dental clinic, conference center and emergency mobile unit. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet new CEO Daniel Boatman and Ashley Westphal, Family Nurse Practitioner.

Other event highlights include a chance to win certificates for health care services, music by local musician Jay Martin and a dental poster contest for Drummond, Hall and Philipsburg elementary students. Attendees will also enjoy food courtesy of the GCMC Dietary Services Department. Celebrate more than 60 years of excellence in medical care in beautiful Granite County, Montana.

Philipsburg Brewing Co. Hosts Second Charity Pint Night 

Diabetes Awareness Night at the Library, March 5!

Join us for an important Night at the Library on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 PM. Debbie Miller of the Drummond Clinic will present a comprehensive Diabetes awareness and health program. Learn what you can do to prevent or reduce the effects of this harmful disease on your family. View Online Invitation Here.

It’s Heart Health Night at the Drummond Library!

February is heart health month! Join us to learn more about heart disease prevention. We will host educational speakers, heart healthy snacks and prevention packets. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. It is preventable with a combination of diet, exercise and medical testing. 

Granite County Medical Foundation Funds Generator

At the January 21, 2013 board meeting, Granite County Medical Foundation board members passed a motion to pay the remainder of the money needed to pay for repairs to their current generator. The check totaled over $6,000 in funds needed to ensure the generator was working well in case of a loss of power. This project comes at an important time. During Superstorm Sandy several hospitals lost power due to faulty generators. Thanks to the generosity of local community members, the GCMF prioritized the funding of generator repairs in their list of tasks for the new year, taking it on in addition to health education events and supplying defibrillators for Drummond and Philipsburg.

Granite County Medical Foundation Secretary Ed Brunsvold explained why this project was so important to the Flint Creek Valley; “The repair of the old generator was a necessary stopgap measure to ensure the Medical Center could keep its doors open. The existing generator overheated during a full load test, and the cost to rent a sufficient generator was $500 per week. Repairing the old generator makes sense and buys time for the hospital to work on securing funding for a replacement generator. The Foundation is so fortunate to have supportive members of the community, one of which donated $1,000 to help fund the repair.”

Join us for Charity Pint Night!

The Philipsburg Brewing Company will host The Granite County Medical Foundation on Thursday, October 25, 2012. $1.00 from every purchase will go to the foundation to raise money for our ongoing projects.

Please take part and meet board members, volunteers and well-wishers. We will be on hand to talk about our newest projects, including bringing defibrillators to downtown Drummond and Philipsburg and much more.

Where: The Philipsburg Brewing Company
               101 West Broadway, Philipsburg, MT
When:  Thursday, October 25, 2012 5PM to 8PM
Who:    Anyone over 21 years old is encouraged to join.

Attend to talk about our projects or simply support a great cause by enjoying conversation, brats and beer!