Congratulations to the Carbon County High School Seniors receiving the 2016 Dr. James & Juanita Kane Scholarship. Aspen Allen, Lori Knight and Gunnar Nelson, all of Red Lodge High School, and Alicia Crane, a Certified Nurse Assistant at Beartooth, were awarded scholarships.  Rob Ringer, Chair of the Foundation Scholarship Committee, presented the awards at the Annual Meeting of the Memorial Hospital Association, the membership association that owns and operates Beartooth Billings Clinic in Red Lodge.

Beartooth Billings Clinic Foundation’s Dr. James and Juanita Kane Scholarship is presented annually to local graduating Carbon County seniors who wish to pursue studies in healthcare, as well as to one Beartooth Billings Clinic employee who desires to further their education in the field.  This fund, established by Dr. Kane and his family– and now supported by many other generous donors– encourages area students to obtain skills in the medical profession with the goal that they will return to the Carbon County area to serve the community upon completion of their post-secondary education.

 The scholarship program, and the opportunities it creates, is intended to honor Dr. James Kane for his nearly 60 year commitment to providing quality rural healthcare in Carbon County.  Dr. Kane was a general practice physician who began practicing medicine in the area in 1952.  Dr.  Kane’s dedication to his patients and his community is exemplary.