Shodair Children’s Hospital believes families in crisis should not have to wait for help and is on the cusp of the largest, most exciting, transformative building plan in its 125-year history. At the core of this $66 million initiative is urgency…to provide access for all Montana families who require the unique, broad spectrum of behavioral health and genetics services we provide, and to do so with greater flexibility in a more therapeutic environment.

Using all Montana based design and engineering firms, building industry subcontractors, and most of the materials, this $66 million construction project is well underway and expected to be completed by the start of 2023. It is nearly 131,000 square feet with classroom space, recreational space, family meeting space, a new pool, and individual rooms and attached restrooms for all inpatient residential and acute care programs.

The project has compelled the most significant fundraising effort in Shodair’s history, entitled Building Hope for Montana Families…A Campaign for Shodair Children’s Hospital. As you will see throughout this website, Shodair supporters from every corner of Montana from the highline to Yellowstone National Park and from Libby to Baker, donors have contributed millions of dollars to this project already. Shodair is seeking to raise $14 million to supplement secured bonds and make this urgently needed initiative a thorough success. Every gift brings us closer to that goal.

Shodair Children’s Hospital believes families in crisis should not have to wait for help and is on the cusp of the largest, most exciting, transformative building plan in its 125-year history. At the core of this $66 million initiative is urgency…to provide access for all Montana families who require the unique, broad spectrum of behavioral health and genetics services we provide, and to do so with greater flexibility in a more therapeutic environment.

Using all Montana based design and engineering firms, building industry subcontractors, and most of the materials, this $66 million construction project is well underway and expected to be completed by the start of 2023. It is nearly 131,000 square feet with classroom space, recreational space, family meeting space, a new pool, and individual rooms and attached restrooms for all inpatient residential and acute care programs.

The project has compelled the most significant fundraising effort in Shodair’s history, entitled Building Hope for Montana Families…A Campaign for Shodair Children’s Hospital. As you will see throughout this website, Shodair supporters from every corner of Montana from the highline to Yellowstone National Park and from Libby to Baker, donors have contributed millions of dollars to this project already.  Shodair is seeking to raise $14 million to supplement secured bonds and make this urgently needed initiative a thorough success. Every gift brings us closer to that goal.

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This new project and building at Shodair is about continually taking care of Montana families. Shodair means hope for the patients we take care of. Shodair has been around for 125 years and there have been a lot of changes over the years. The one thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to Montana.

Craig Aasved, CEO

Donor and Patient Stories

Donor and Patient Stories

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HELENA — Shodair Children’s Hospital received a $1.5 million grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to help with the construction of their new 131,000-foot hospital.

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Shodair Children’s Hospital has received a $500,000 gift from Dick Anderson Construction, directed to the Hospital’s campus-wide initiative…

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Project Renderings

Committees

President Bodnar University of Montana

Seth Bodnar

President of University of Montana
Co-Chair

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Dr. Waded Cruzado

President of Montana State University
Co-Chair

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Dr. John Cech

President of Carroll College
Co-Chair

Dr. Joel Maes
Ed Surbrugg, PhD
Joe Shevlin
Mary Kay Puckett
Jim Edwards
Rita Gowen
Marty Schuma
Dave Rigg
Matt Dowdell
Craig Aasved
Keith Meyer
Adrienna Hines

Craig Aasved
Michelle Herron
John Brewer
Keith Foster
Heather Zaluski
Vance Gehringer
Corbin Schwanke
Kristie Noonan
Alana Listoe
Danielle Allen
Jen Buscher

Marty Schuma
Reagan Meredith
Riley Ford
Bob Heberly

Jason Davis
Becky Lawson
Mark Ophus
Tim Meldrim
Tad Bradley
Brett Charles
Kaelyn Clarke
Jake Steding

Project Renderings

Committees

President Bodnar University of Montana

Seth Bodnar

President of University of Montana
Co-Chair

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Dr. Waded Cruzado

President of Montana State University
Co-Chair

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Dr. John Cech

President of Carrol College
Co-Chair

Dr. Joel Maes
Ed Surbrugg, PhD
Joe Shevlin
Mary Kay Puckett
Jim Edwards
Rita Gowen
Marty Schuma
Dave Rigg
Matt Dowdell
Craig Aasved
Keith Meyer
Adrienna Hines

Craig Aasved
Michelle Herron
John Brewer
Keith Foster
Heather Zaluski
Vance Gehringer
Corbin Schwanke
Kristie Noonan
Alana Listoe
Danielle Allen
Jen Buscher

Marty Schuma
Reagan Meredith
Riley Ford
Bob Heberly

Jason Davis
Becky Lawson
Mark Ophus
Tim Meldrim
Tad Bradley
Brett Charles
Kaelyn Clarke
Jake Steding

Shodair’s Children’s Miracle Network Partners

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Shodair’s
Children’s Miracle Network Partners

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