BSMC’s Emergency Department Named in Their Honor
Bozeman Health Foundation, Yellowstone Club Community Foundation and the
leadership of Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center recently announced
that Leonard Hill and his wife, Dr. Patricia Gordon, have provided $500,000
to support excellence and innovation at Montana’s first new hospital
to be opened in forty years. Their gift was made to a special fund established
by Yellowstone Club Community Foundation and its members to support Big
Sky Medical Center. In recognition of their generosity, Big Sky Medical
Center has named its six room emergency department in their honor. Mr.
Hill and Dr. Gordon consider both Los Angeles, CA and Big Sky, MT to be
“Big Sky is a truly special community, unique in our world today,”
said Mr. Hill. “For us, and for many others, it’s a place
that inspires us with its beauty and incubates long-lasting friendships
that continue to enrich our lives. In making this gift to Big Sky Medical
Center, we’re supporting a great community asset that will strengthen
the fabric of Big Sky as a whole, and that’s important to us today
and into the future.” Hill hopes that their gift will encourage
others to help as well.
In discussing their motivations to make this generous gift, Dr. Patricia
Gordon, who first came to Big Sky in 2004, noted that “Len and I
are not just visitors anymore. We’re part of the community and we
feel the need to treat Big Sky like it is our home.” As an active
member of the Yellowstone Club, Dr. Gordon also reflected on the importance
of looking after the wider welfare of Big Sky: “We’re an increasingly
integrated community, no longer just an isolated island. Big Sky Medical
Center is a symbol of what’s possible when we all come together
around the need for great local healthcare.”
The gift from Mr. Hill and Dr. Gordon will support the Fund for Excellence
and Innovation in Big Sky Patient Care. This fund will help the medical
center’s leadership team, who know the Big Sky community and its
healthcare needs best, to acquire new leading-edge equipment, to have
their staff members trained in new techniques and to more quickly provide
new kinds of treatments and services to patients that may not otherwise
be available in South Gallatin County.
Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center Updates
Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center is a not-for-profit community hospital
located in Big Sky Town Center. It features a four-bed inpatient unit,
primary care clinic, imaging center, laboratory services, retail pharmacy,
outpatient medical procedure suite, and six-room emergency department.
It opened on December 13, 2015.
Since opening on December 12, 2015, Big Sky Medical Center has served more
than 900 patients in its emergency department. The imaging center done
more than 500 studies and has averaged 14 patient studies per day, with
more than 60 patients having been served by the MRI made possible through
the generosity of the Charles and Peggy Stephenson Family Foundation.
Big Sky Medical Center’s family practice clinic is seeing an average
of nearly 20 patients per day and its retail pharmacy has increased daily
prescriptions being filled by 100% over what it experienced in its prior location.
Those interested in learning more about naming opportunities and giving
options may contact the Bozeman Health Foundation at 406-414-1085. Additional
information is available at
About Leonard Hill & Dr. Patricia Gordon
Leonard Hill is a producer/writer with over 30 years experience in the
film business. Patricia S. Gordon, MD, is a board certified oncologist
who recently left private practice in Beverly Hills to found CureCervicalCancer.
CureCervicalCancer is an organization that is devoted to early detection
and prevention of cervical cancer in developing countries and has established
over 64 sustainable clinics worldwide since its inception in 2010
Through Leonard Hill Films (LHF), Hill has produced more than 50 network
television movies, four mini-series, and three dramatic series. Hill began
his career as a writer on the series Adam-12. After stints at Universal
TV, Paramount and MTM, Hill joined NBC as an executive in the dramatic
series department. From 1977 until 1980, Hill was Vice-President of Movies
for ABC before venturing into independent production.
In addition to producing filmed entertainment, Hill was the founder and
chairman of the independent television distribution company Allied Communication,
Inc. (ACI). The company joined a number of independent producers (Avnet/Kerner,
The Steve Tisch Company, Jaffe/Braunstein, Robert Greenwald, Von Zerneck/Sertner,
and Konigsberg/Sanitsky) into a highly successful enterprise that was
sold to Pearson, Plc. in 1994. In 2001, Hill joined with Yuval Bar-Zemer
to form Linear City, a real estate redevelopment company. Focused on the
adaptive reuse of underutilized commercial buildings into architecturally
distinctive mixed-use lofts, Linear City has won numerous awards for projects
such as the Biscuit Company Lofts, The ToY Factory Lofts, Seventh + Bridge,
the Traction Lofts and The Elysian.
Hill has served on the board of the California Film Commission, the Los
Angeles Conservancy, Common Cause, and the Caucus of Producers, Writers
and Directors. A Los Angeles native, Hill graduated from Yale College
(Phi Beta Kappa) and received his MA from Stanford University.
About the Partnership Between Bozeman Health Foundation & Yellowstone
Club Community Foundation
Bozeman Health Foundation was established in 1998 to generate private financial
support for improved community health and quality of life. The foundation
is a non-profit corporation, governed by an independent board of directors
that administers all philanthropic gifts to Bozeman Health, including
for Big Sky Medical Center. It is proud to collaborate with Yellowstone
Club families and the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation in support
of Big Sky Medical Center. The Yellowstone Club Community Foundation was
created in 2010 to support the overall growth and health of the Big Sky
community. It has been an honor for the YCCF to partner with BSMC to provide
state of the art health care in Big Sky.