A founding member of The International Heart Institute of Montana Foundation, Lawrence L. White, Jr. (Larry) currently serves as an Associate Professor in the School of Public and Community Health Sciences at The University of Montana and as the Director of the Western Montana Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Larry was the President and CEO of St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center in Missoula, MT for 23 years until his retirement in 2003. He holds a BA in Accounting from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, and a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) from St. Louis University. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Since his retirement from St. Pat’s, he has served as a health care consultant and the interim CEO at three Montana critical access hospitals. With more than 40 years of healthcare administration experience, today Larry has research interests in rural health care delivery, community benefits, and health workforce development.
Larry's vision, perseverance, and leadership helped create IHIMF. He has been and contines to be a crucial component in making The International Heart Institute of Montana an extremely valuable and vital part of the community.