Financial analyst, doctor defend KRH health-care practices

A former financial analyst at Kalispell Regional Healthcare said this week the whistleblower lawsuit filed against the hospital is a skewed and out-of-context snapshot of a complex business model that aimed to create the best possible health-care network for patients.

Chris Hassler, the manager of financial analysis at Kalispell Regional for 16 years until she left her position at the hospital last summer, is mentioned in the whistleblower suit because she prepared cost reports and data requests for the administrative team and department managers on a regular basis.