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Brad A. Roy, Ph.D.

Summit Medical Fitness Center (SMFC)
Executive Director
Brad currently serves as an Executive Director of the Summit Medical Fitness Center (SMFC), a 114,800 square foot medically integrated fitness center located in Kalispell, Montana and two smaller facilities (located in Lakeside and Polson, MT). The SMFC is a subsidiary of Logan Health System that incorporates a large regional medical center (Logan Health Medical Center), 4 rural critical access hospitals and 50 clinics. Brad has served in the healthcare and fitness industries for over 40 years and has been employed at KRH since November of 1995, just prior to the opening of the Summit Medical Fitness Center.
The SMFC is recognized as a national leader in providing medically integrated health and fitness services and programs. In 2004 the SMFC was one of the clinical sites for a large randomized national trial (HF-ACTION) to study the effects of exercise training on individuals with congestive heart failure.  Results of this 5 year study showed a significant benefit of exercise training in this population and eventually led to CMS approval of cardiac rehabilitation for patients with CHF. Subsequently, the SMFC, recognizing the escalating chronic disease crises in the U.S., developed and implemented its’ Journey to Wellness Program (JTW), a specialized, health coaching based intervention for individuals at risk for or living with one or more chronic conditions. This lifestyle change program has worked with over 2,000 people and has shown significant health related outcomes from the coaching process. Outcome data from this program was recently published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine (2017) and the program continues to be one of the industry leaders in medically integrated services. Recently the SMFC completed a 3-year, $600,000 grant project supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA; Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program)** that formed the “Montana Journey To Wellness Consortium” and implemented a health coaching based program in two rural Montana critical access hospital communities.