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Northern Montana Hospital Names New Vice President of Patient Care Services

Havre, Montana – Sarah Spangler, RN, has been promoted to the Vice President of Patient Care Services at NMH, replacing Erich Koch, RN, who is retiring. Sarah was the Director of Northern Montana Hospital (NMH) Medical/Surgical Department. She is also on the Montana Board of Nursing and has recently been appointed to the National Council for State Boards of Nursing NCLEX Item Review Subcommittee.

Ms. Spangler started her career at NMH 8 years ago helping to achieve the “Patient Centered Medical Home” designation for the outpatient clinics. She was quickly promoted to the Director of Medical/Surgical Nursing. She then added the Northern Montana Sletten Cancer Center on to her responsibilities. In 2021, Sarah was appointed the Board President of the Montana Board of Nursing.

“We’re very proud of Sarah and her achievements, both in our organization and in the state of Montana” commented Dave Henry, President/CEO of NMH. “Sarah has shown to be an excellent addition to our team of healthcare professionals. We look forward to working with her for many years to come.”

Sarah is married to Chad Spangler, an Associate Professor in the College of Health Sciences at MSU-Northern. Chad is a Havre native and established the Cross Country program at Northern.  They have three boys, Caleb, Carter, and Max. Sarah and her husband enjoy attending Blue Pony and MSU-Northern activities, traveling around the state watching their children in their various activities, and playing golf with friends and family.  Sarah is also the President of the Havre Women’s Golf Association.   The Spanglers are a very active family and have been a great addition to Havre.

Sarah Spangler RN
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