Nelson County Health System     
P O Box 367     
McVille, ND   58254       
NCHS Hospital
200 N Main
P O Box 367
McVille, ND  58254

McVille Clinic
108 N Main
P.O. Box 307
McVille, ND  58254

NCHS Care Center
108 E Nyhus Ave.
McVille, ND  58254

NCHS Foundation
200 N. Main
PO Box 506
McVille, ND 58254
701-322-4328 ext 225
Margo Burthold

The mission of Nelson County Health System is to enhance the
health status and quality of life for peoples and communities served.

Nelson County Health System's vision is to provide leadership, working in partnership with
others, to ensure continued access to a quality continuum of health care and related services.
Doc Talk
Health Needs
Medical Staff

Window Replacement at Hospital
Windows in Resident Rooms at
Care Center
Roofing at Care Center
Heating/Cooling Replacement at
AHU Controls
Lighting at Hospital
Hydronic System
Office Space Air Conditioning
Pump VFD's
Technology Upgrades
The next footcare clinic is Thursday, July 23rd    
Call 322-4328
to schedule an appointment
stop at the hospital front desk

Walk-In's accepted if time permits
Suggested Contribution is $20.00

A collaborative effort between the Grand Forks Senior
Center, the Nelson County Health System and the Nelson
County Health Services Foundation
employees of the month
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Telemedicine through Altru Health Services Available in McVille!

Altru Health System recently received a grant from the USDA in the amount of $196,000 to
improve telemedicine services and increase medical access in rural communities.  

Did you know that Telemedicine is already available right here in McVille?
Why risk driving in inclement weather?
Save time and money by using telemedicine services!

For more information on this service contact your Altru health care provider
or click on the link below.
Altru Telemedicne services
                       Maertens Awarded ND Certified Dietary Manager of Year

Sharon Maertens, Dietary Manager at the NCHS Care Center in McVille, was nominated by her peers for the ND Association of Nutrition and
Foodservice Professionals “Certified Dietary Manager of the Year” award.   She is the successful nominee and will receive her award later this
spring at the Long Term Care Association convention in Bismarck.  Here is what co-workers had to say about her.

Sharon knows firsthand about selflessness in the care of others.  She not only takes care of the elders
at the care center she is the primary caregiver for two family elders, one of whom is developmentally
disabled and diabetic but is able to reside in her own home due to Sharon’s help.   

She also has a developmentally disabled daughter for whom she has fought tirelessly so that she
could achieve semi-independence in their home town of Cooperstown.  She has even presented
to the legislators in Bismarck regarding the rights and needs of the disabled.  

Long Term Care has been Sharon’s entire work history.  She has worked since her youth
in LTC/dietary department. She could manage then and she can manage now.   She has educated
herself and continues to update that education on the dietary standards currently in place to meet
regulations.  There are times when she has filled in shifts herself when a staff member is unable to be there.  
Her staff is trained not to be dependent on her.  They are capable of doing her job if, for some reason,
she can’t be there.  Technology is her friend.  She has excellent computer skills and always is hungry to learn more.  
She has been instrumental in getting the Electronic Medical Records up and running at the NCHS Care Center.

She is a strong advocate and fighter for residents who cannot help themselves.  She has exhibited this time and time again with her observation
skills, care planning, dietary knowledge, networking with local, state and federal government agencies.  There is no doubt; she has the backs of
those who cannot help themselves or who don’t have family to advocate for them.  She isn’t afraid to say what she thinks, but she is able to laugh
at herself when the situation warrants.  

She is devout in her faith and devoted to her growing family.  She supports her 6 children in their schooling, community, and spiritual growth.  She
and her husband encourage them to go far in developing whatever gifts they have and pursuing higher education.  They have passed their work
ethic on to the next generation and are starting on the ones after that – six grandchildren with one on the way.  

She is awesome and tireless!
Support the Nelson County Health System
through the Nelson County Health Services Foundation
                                 NC Health Services Foundation Announces Capital Campaign

Recently, the Nelson County Health Services Foundation Board of Directors made a firm commitment to assist the Nelson
County Health System as it prepares the hospital in McVille for a second century of service.  
Combining proceeds of two recent and record-breaking campaigns (the 2014 Tree of Remembrance and the 2015 Giving
Hearts) as well as the remaining balances of previous, smaller campaigns, the foundation has designated $60,000 in
start-up money for much needed hospital improvements.  These improvements include (but are not limited to) a new
heating and cooling system, roof repair or replacement, windows, lighting and other interior improvements.  
The Foundation Board of Directors is confident they can meet this challenging goal with your help.  In addition to direct
donations to the NCHS Foundation, an agency endowment fund has now been established with the North Dakota
Community Foundation.  Through this endowment fund, individuals may also make deferred gifts, bequests, annuities,
charitable IRA rollovers and more, all for the provision of health care in Nelson County and the surrounding area.
If you would like more information on one of the many ways you can help prepare the Nelson County Health System
Hospital for a second century of service, contact Foundation Director Margo Burthold, NCHS CEO Bruce Bowersox or CFO
Steve Forde at 701-322-4328.
Director of Nursing

Director of Nursing position opening at
Nelson County Health System Care Center
Must be a Registered Nurse,
licensed in North Dakota.
Experience in long term care preferred
but not required.

Contact Human Resources at
701-322-4328 or email
Spring/Summer 2015 Newsletter