Central Montana is a region of vivid landscapes and contrasts. Famed cowboy artist Charlie Russell painted and lived here. This is also the land of Lewis and Clark, who explored much of the region traveling up the Missouri River. Recreation opportunities abound here: floating, camping, fishing, hiking, skiing, and snowmobiling.
Liberty Medical Center
Chester, on the Hi-Line 57 miles west of Havre, is the county seat of Liberty County. The name was chosen by the first telegraph operator there in honor of his hometown in Pennsylvania. Chester is located on the banks of Cottonwood Creek at the place where ranches in the 1880s paused to rest on the long drive to the rail-head at Minot, North Dakota before the Great Northern Railroad was built. (from Cheney's Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company) When the Great Northern Railroad arrived in 1907, the whole town was forced to move to the south side of the tracks in order to straighten a bend in the tracks.
Liberty Medical Center located in Chester, Montana provides a variety of health care services to Liberty County and the surrounding area. Our medical staff includes expert providers, and consulting doctors. We are a 25-bed critical access hospital facility that is Medicare and Medicaid approved. We are staffed 24 hours a day by licensed nurses.
We are a very important part of the economic, employment, and social structure of the area we serve. We are proud to provide stability to Chester and the surrounding area by employing 112 Chester and surrounding area people. The nearest hospitals from Chester are in Great Falls 93.5 miles to the south and Havre, Montana 61 miles to the east. We provide a valuable resource in providing our area with quality, reasonable, and expert care close to home.
Because of the tremendous support we receive from our community, our directors, our exceptional staff, and talented medical providers, we believe we continue the tradition of being an exceptional rural hospital in Montana.