Great Falls hospital interested in possible medical school

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Benefis Health System and the Great Falls Development Authority are asking a New Mexico entrepreneur to consider building a private medical school in Great Falls.

The Burrell Group is conducting a feasibility study on a proposed school. It announced last week that it had halted talks about a partnership with Montana State University to open a medical school in Bozeman.

Benefis CEO John Goodnow was named interim president of the medical school during the feasibility study. He says now that negotiations with MSU have been suspended, Great Falls would be crazy not to express interest.

Burrell spokeswoman Joanie Griffin tells the Great Falls Tribune ( ) that Great Falls will be considered, but that the group widened its geographical search to include possibly locating the school in Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota or South Dakota.


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