History of Scenic Rivers Health Services

Scenic Rivers Health Services is a Community Health Center and a Federally Qualified Health Center. Originally started as Cook Area Health Services in 1979, we’ve been expanding into new clinics and gaining new providers ever since. We currently serve an 8,300 square mile service area with six medical clinics and four dental clinics spread over three counties. Scenic Rivers Health Services is also associated with critical access hospitals in Cook and Bigfork, which allow us to provide patient care 24 hours a day.

Cook Area Health Services, Inc., dba Scenic Rivers Health Services is FTCA Deemed. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in accordance with the Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act (FSHCAA) deems Cook Area Health Services with FTCA Notice of Deeming effective 1/01/2022 through 12/31/2022. Notice of Deeming Action confirms medical malpractice coverage for Cook Area Health Services and its covered individuals.


Michael Holmes, Chief Executive Officer
Keith Harvey, Chief Financial Officer
Kayla Scrivner, Chief Operations Officer
Jeffrey Scrivner, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
Timothy Sprouls, DDS, Chief Dental Officer
Demetrius Bray, Business Development Director


Serving Bigfork/Big Falls Gail Blackmer – Secretary/Treasurer
Joel Karels
Thomas M. Morneau
Serving Cook William Tibbetts – President
Robert Walker
Liz Storm
Serving Northome Karen Lorenzen
Marian Swang
Marci Maple
Serving Tower

Serving Tower/Ely

Richard Hanson

Wende Nelson – Vice President

Serving Eveleth Robin Harkonen