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Meredith Baxter visits Community Medical Center

Published On: Apr 24 2013 05:07:10 PM MDT   Updated On: Apr 24 2013 06:09:37 PM MDT

Film and television star Meredith Baxter visited the Garden City Wednesday, to talk about surviving breast cancer.

Baxter is best known for her role as Elyse Keaton on the hit series Family Ties.

But Baxter's stop in Missoula was to stand as the keynote speaker for Community Medical Center's Voices of Hope Cancer Education Summit. Baxter is a two-time breast cancer survivor.

She visited the facilities at Community Medical Center and was impressed with the setup.

“What I really enjoy just being at the hospital is getting a sense of how that warmth and presence of the people has translated into the kind of medical care they get in the community,” said Baxter. “They mean community when they say community here.

The summit gets underway at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at Missoula's Hilton Garden Inn. It's free and open to the public. Baxter is scheduled to speak around 7:30.