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
Foot Care in McVille

The First Thursday of every
other month,
the Grand Forks
Senior Center Nurses will
provide a foot care clinic in
NCHS hospital in McVille.

Call 322-4328 for an
appointment.  Walk-ins
welcome if time permits.  
$20.00 suggested contribution.
On-Going Needs/Improvements

Window Replacement at Hospital
Windows/Resident Rooms at Care Center
Roofing at Care Center
Boiler Replacement at Hospital
AHU Controls
Lighting at Hospital
Hydronic System
Office Space Air Conditioning
Pump VFD's
Foundation Vice-President O'Neal Johnson prepares to
pull the foundation "Tub Float" in the Aneta Parade!
Thank You to the following tub fund donors:

Farmers and Merchants State Bank of North Dakota
Choice Financial Bank of Petersburg
Virginia Haugen
Carl G. Anderson
(in memory of Eva Lofthus-Anderson)
McVille Young Citizens (lemonade stand proceeds)
Marlene Nelson  
Curt & Judy Twete
Dennis & Barbara Burud,
Rami Carlson
Ron  & Margo Burthold
Stanley-Iverson Funeral Home
Mary Lou Krogh
Gary & Norma Nelson
Greg & Karla Messner
Dave and Bonnie Aaser
Barbara (Bobbi) Breckheimer-Olson
Allen and Lisa Rude
Myron Ham
McVille Young Citizens
Duane and Becky Flaagan
Larry and Helga Johnson
Family and Friends of Joyce Schmidt
Bruce Bowersox
Bonnie Olson
Elmer & Joan Bakke
McVille American Legion Auxiliary
ND Community Foundation
Marilyn Bowman
Loretta Aamodt

You Did It!  Tub Arrived November 4th!
The next footcare clinic is
Thursday, A
pril 2nd.   
Call 322-4328 to schedule an
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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
Click Here to Make
Your Secure
On-Line Donation
NC Health Foundation Reports Record Giving Hearts

The Nelson County Health Services Foundation is happy to announce another successful Giving Hearts Campaign!  This is the fifth
consecutive year the foundation has taken part in Giving Hearts Day, a 24 hour online giving event.    Including match money, the
foundation received more than $16000 in donations, a 30% increase over the prior year.  Special Thanks are extended to match
donors Dakota Medical Foundation, McVille American Legion Charitable Trust Fund, Farmers and Merchants Bank of ND (in
memory of Kay Moon) and Victoria Haabak of McVille.
Many thanks also to the following donors who helped the foundation “meet its match.”
Steve and Lisa Eicholtz, Gayle Haabak (in Honor of Jerry and Clarice Stein, in memory of Kay Moon, Rita Dahlen, Ronald Stammen
and Patsy Reiten), Kalyn and Stacy Luehring, Verna Lindvall (in memory of Walter, Lillian and Guy Paulson), Jennifer Larson (in
Honor of Elizabeth Berthold), Carma Hanson (in Memory of Kay Moon), Heather Klefstad, Joni Keller (in Memory of Osborne
Bjornstad), Marilyn and Doug Stein, Renae Arneson, Kendy Quam, Michelle Novacek (in Memory of Bess Hayden), Norma Trost,
Victoria McPherson (in Memory of Michael McPherson), Donald and Ellen Croy (in Honor of Victoria Haabak), Gayle Lund, Dave
and Ranae Oxton, Oxton’s Super Value, Robert and Linda Loe, Pastor John Monson, Gerald Carlson, Dr. Tam Czarnik, Krista
Estenson, Robert Vasichek, Diane and Ted Rhode, Farmers Union Oil of McVille, Dan and Teresa Rorvig, Tri County Petroleum,
Jan Brekken (in Memory of Osborne Brekken), It Works Global – Joann Gilbertson, Cindy Oien, Curt and Judy Twete, Jesse
Haabak, Clayton Ward, Rita Loibl (in Memory of Ross Loibl), Marilyn Quanbeck (in Memory of Vardon Quanbeck), Denise Uriell,
Bruce Bowersox, Dr. Earling Martinson (in Honor of NCHS Care Center and Hospital Staff, Lorraine Martinson and Bette Messner),
The Family of Arthur and Olga Knudson (in Memory of Arthur and Olga, Borghild Bothen, Clarence Flohaug, Maryadele Knudson,
Mamie Howe and Adolph Lee), Clifford and Lorene Sateren, Ron Burthold (in Memory of Miles Burthold), Hal Ensrud, Olen and
Laurie Ophaug (in Memory of Myrtle Ophaug), Jennifer Bachmeier Agency, Karen Danielson, Marlene Nelson, Candice and Glenn
Phillips, Marlin and Audrey Reinhart, Greg and Karla Messner, Virginia Haugen (in Memory of Kay Moon), Melissa Gilett, Darlene
Lofthus (in Memory of Kay Moon), Delores Lillehaugen, Pastor Kara Wiechmann, Lisa Rude, Doris Schiele, Lara Jacobson, Jill
Trostad, Mike Trost, Sharon Maertens, Brad Huso, Jane Quanbeck, Mary Bagne (in Honor of of O’Neal Johnson), Tony and Sandy
Davis, Julie, Beth and Brent Huso (in memory of Elaine and Eberg Huso), Mary Lou Krogh, Fred and Leah Lundeby, Marian
Hendrickson (in memory of Vernon Hendrickson), Edwin Quanbeck, Elizabeth Harding, Frayne Berg, David and Bonnie Aaser (in
memory of Morris and Alpha Aaser  and Bryce and Theresa Jordan), Gerald and Loy Stutrud (in memory of Pete and Etta Stein),
Mary Wall (in memory of Pete, Leif and Kristi Wall), Corine Nesheim, Alvina Germundson (in memory of Gene Germundson), Jerry
and Carol Sand, Sharon Young, O’Neal Johnson, Jan Tweed (in memory of Marylyn Christianson), Nadine Christianson, Marilyn
Bowman (in memory of Farrell Bowman, Penny Lippert, Loretta Aamodt, Pam Volochenko (in memory of Vernon Japel), Steve and
Rebecca Forde, Betty Ann Bina, Evonne and Robert Frederick, Janet Herman, Linda Walen, Alan Klefstad, Jacquelyn Orvik (in
memory of Joyce Aaser), Cathy Swenson, Elmer and Joan Bakke, McVille American Legion Auxiliary, Kayte and Duane Avdem,
Luann Brooks, Ed and Deb Karas (in memory of Gary Barclay).  
Thank You ~ Thank You ~ Thank You!
It's scholarship application
time again!  Contact Margo in
the foundation office
for more information!
                             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!