Photo Jessica Jo Brown. Photo courtesy of Kate Stephens





Submitted by

Kate Stephens


Jessica Jo Brown, RRT has recently been named the Meditech and Clinical Application Manager at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center.  Brown is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and earned her degree from Independence University.  Additionally, she holds an Associates in Science from Montana State University.  She is no stranger to Cabinet Peaks Medical Center, having been an employee with the organization, in various positions for over 12 years.

“I look forward to the opportunity to continue developing our support system between medicine and technology in this new role, and to be able to provide our Cabinet Peaks team with the leadership that will be necessary as we continue to integrate the practice of medicine with advanced technical applications,” stated Brown.  “We have several large projects on the horizon that will depend on a strong application team, organization, and support to ensure they are successfully executed and embraced.  This trend will continue, with more projects and implementations being rolled out for years to come.  I am excited to take on this new challenge with a great team of analysts and clinicians.  I am looking forward to continuing the optimization of our employee health record and clinical application and improving functionality to provide a better experience for our staff, providers, and patients.  I am also excited about upcoming projects such as fetal monitoring, an updated Meditech platform, and other department specific optimization.  Work smarter, not harder!”

Brigid Burke, Chief Financial Officer knows that Brown will do an outstanding job for the medical center.  “Jessica’s unique background as a respiratory therapist, previous department manager, and applications analyst, coupled with her extensive knowledge of Cabinet Peaks operations and of Meditech, serve as a dynamic combination for this role.  Before taking this management role, Jessica served as our Clinical Application and Quality Analyst, where her focus was on optimizing applications to support patient safety, process efficiencies, and improving provider experiences.  The Clinical Application and Quality Analyst was a new role within the organization, and Jessica enthusiastically embraced any and every opportunity she could find to add value and build trusting relationships.  I look forward to Jessica continuing this momentum and further developing the partnership between technology and operations through this manager position.”

Brown was born and raised in Libby with family in the valley dating back to the 1890’s.  Her husband is a concrete contractor and they have 3 grown children: Skyler, Zak, and Alexis.  She enjoys riding and training horses and has a small breeding farm for Gyspy Cobs.

“Cabinet Peaks Medical Center is a second family to me.  I am very proud and excited for this new opportunity and adventure,” added Brown.





Chamber of Commerce General Meeting


Submitted by

Troy Chamber


The Troy Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual general membership meeting at the Silver Spur Restaurant on January 22, 2020 at 6pm . The business meeting will include our annual election of officers to serve on the 2020 Board of Directors. Please plan on attending to cast your vote for next years leaders. The positions to be decided are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and two vacant general board positions. If you are interested in running for any of these offices please contact The Troy Chamber of Commerce with a letter of interest at PO Box 3005, Troy, MT 59935 no later that December 23.





Annual Christmas Lights



Submitted by

Angie Huisesntruit


Troy’s Annual Christmas Lights Contest will take place on December 19th-21st. This is the 5th year of the contest and each year it keeps growing! We are excited to announce a new prize category for Most Festive Business! Through the years Troy businesses have contributed to the prize pot and appointed an individual from their business to be on the judging committee. Since we have additional funds Troy businesses will be able to compete in the competition this year. This will be a fun way businesses can show off their Christmas spirit and get in on the fun! The judging committee for 2019 will be comprised of representatives who volunteer for various groups in the Troy community. These citizens give their time and energy to help make Troy a better place so this year they will be able to cast their vote for their favorite contestants. The prize categories are as follows:


  • Most Over The Top Display
  • Classic Christmas (Tasteful and Traditional)
  • Most Unique
  • People’s Choice (Determined by the picture with the most “likes” on the Troy’s Christmas Lights Contest Facebook page)
  • Most Festive Business


The winner in each category will receive a $100 prize that will be awarded before Christmas.


Deadline to enter is December 16th. Eligible entries are homes and businesses located within a 2 mile radius of Troy. Those who wish to participate need to consent to be included in the contest as pictures and addresses will be published for the community to take part. Enter on the Troy Christmas Lights Facebook page or contact Angie at 291-6315.