Connections Health Solutions adds key operational leader in Montana

Press Release
August, 4 2022 Connections Health Solutions

Paige Bichler, MSN, RN joins Connections Health Solutions as the Vice President of Clinical Operations in Montana.


Phoenix, Ariz. (August 4, 2022) -- Connections Health Solutions, the leading innovator in behavioral health crisis care, today announced Paige Bichler, MSN, RN, has been named Vice President of Clinical Operations for the Company’s Montana market. Bichler will provide clinical and operational oversight over the Company’s offered services ensuring that the highest quality of care and treatment is delivered to individuals in Gallatin County who are experiencing a crisis.


Bichler has served the Bozeman community in a variety of clinical roles for the past ten years, most recently as the Emergency Services Nurse Manager for Bozeman Health. She has also been an active participant in Gallatin County’s efforts to modernize the behavioral health care continuum serving on multiple committees and work groups including, Gallatin County Behavioral Health Coalition, Gallatin County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), Gallatin Mobile Response, 988-911 workgroup, Bozeman Health Psychiatric Emergency Services development and design team, Gallatin Behavioral Health Workforce Committee, and the Bozeman Health Behavioral Health Steering Committee.


“Over the course of the past year, the Connections Health Solutions team has been privileged to work alongside key members of the Gallatin community who believe in and are building a better system for those experiencing a crisis,” said Colin LeClair, chief executive officer of Connections Health Solutions. “Paige has played a critical role in the transformation of the behavioral health care system in Gallatin, and we are excited she will be lending her passion, lived experience, and operational expertise to the Connections team."


Connections Health Solutions has been widely recognized as the national leader in crisis care; pioneering the 23-hour observation model and welcoming any, and all, members of the community experiencing a mental health crisis to receive care and treatment. Connections currently operates two of the largest and most studied behavioral health crisis facilities in the country and will expand its crisis stabilization services to multiple new markets over the course of the next 12 months. The Company's patient-centered model has proven to increase access, improve patient outcomes, reduce costs to patients and taxpayers, and ensure the long-term sustainability of the behavioral healthcare system.


“Connections has been an integral part of the ongoing work in Gallatin County to improve access to critically necessary behavioral health care,” said Paige Bichler. “I am excited to join a team whose passion is only superseded by their expertise in the behavioral health crisis care space. I look forward to helping lead and be a part of a team delivering superior care to my fellow members of the Gallatin community.”


Connections Health Solutions is currently serving as the mobile crisis service provider for Gallatin County.





Connections Health Solutions, LLC is the leading innovator of behavioral health crisis care. The Company operates the two largest behavioral health crisis facilities in the nation and provides a range of services to help stabilize and treat people with mental health and substance use diagnoses. Connections' model emphasizes providing treatment in the least restrictive setting and has demonstrated improved quality and cost savings, including significantly reducing hospital admissions in Medicaid and behavioral health populations. For more information and crisis resources, please visit:




Marissa Lawson