Administration & Department Managers

    Jacque Gardner

    Chief Executive Officer

    Jacque started her healthcare journey in 1989 when she became a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at the McCone County Nursing Home in Circle, Montana. She resigned from the nursing home in 1990 after getting married. In 1996, Jacque was hired as a Ward Clerk at the McCone County Medical Assistance Facility (MAF) and worked part-time as a receptionist at the Circle Clinic. When the Circle Clinic receptionist retired, Jacque was promoted to the full-time position. In April of 2005, Jacque was promoted to a new position as the Clinic Office Manager. In 2009 Jacque became the Office Manager for the Critical Access Hospital and clinic.

        LaToya Gardner

        Registered Nurse, Director of Nursing

        LaToya (Neiffer) Gardner was raised in Miles City but graduated high school from Savage, MT. Prior to completing her nursing degree, she worked as a CNA and Home Health Aide from 2009-2013.  Upon receiving her Associate of Science degree in Nursing at Miles Community College she moved to Circle in May 2013. LaToya was hired on as the second clinic nurse in June 2013. In December 2016 she was promoted to Director of Nursing.

            Kama Urton

            Lab Manager

                Kim Brown

                X-Ray Manager

                    Richard Trathen

                    Plant Manager

                        Tami Gunsch

                        Dietary Manager

                        Tami started working at MCHC in 2012 as a cook in the dietary department. She became Assistant Dietary Manager in 2016 and took on the roll of Manager in December of 2017.  Tami was raised in Circle, but moved to Nashua, MT where she owned a business until it was sold in 2008. Upon moving back to Circle, she attended nail technician school. As of currently, Tami is working as both a nail technician and dietary manager.

                            Kayla Green

                            Activities Coordinator



                                Laurie Schneider

                                Housekeeping and Laundry Manager

                                  Medical Staff

                                    Dr. Bruce Swarny

                                    Medical Director

                                    Dr. Bruce Swarny has been MCHC's Medical Director since July of 1999; and is employed by Glendive Medical Center. Dr. Swarny is a licensed psychiatrist and is on-site twice a month and is our supervisor for Physician Assistants working at MCHC.

                                        Patti Wittkopp

                                        Physician Assistant

                                            Penny Denning

                                            Physician Assistant


                                                  Critical Access Hospital Office

                                                    Bridget Loudon

                                                    Business Office Manager

                                                      McCone Clinic Office

                                                        Shelby Beery


                                                            Tawny Hansen

                                                            Office Assistant

                                                                Kim Brown

                                                                Medical Assistant