|Nelson County Health System believes in the worth of every individual and that each is unique with their
own particular strengths and needs. We believe that the quality of life for every human being is dependent
upon the person's physical, social, mental, emotional, and spiritual well being.
- Medicare and Medicaid
- 24 hour Skilled Nursing
- Private and Semi-Private
- Local Physician Visits
- On site Laboratory
- Physical Therapy
- Whirlpool Baths
- Hospice Service
- Wound Care
- Worship Services
- Bible Study
- Scheduled Activity
- Consultant Licensed
- Consultant Registered
- Consultant Psychiatric
- Barber and Beauty Shop
- Handicap Van
- Respite Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- IV Medications
|"We look forward to serving future generations and take pride in having served the generations before us."
For questions about our
services, admissions, or
for a tour, please contact:
Cindy Oien, LPN, SWD,
Monday - Friday,
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
We are a 39 bed Skilled Nursing Facility, licensed/certified under Medicare and Medicaid, providing care under the direction of
our Medical Director, Dr. Tam Czarnik, and Darlene Kelly, ARNP, along with Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses,
Certified Medication Aides, and Certified Nursing Assistants.
Our qualified staff work cooperatively with physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social services, dietary,
and activity personnel to provide individualized personal care to each resident's physical, mental, and psychosocial needs.
To help us meet the personal daily needs of our residents, we also provide barber, beauty, housekeeping, and laundry
Nelson County Health System 108 East Nyhus Ave. McVille, ND 58254 701-322-4314
|Matt Hodek entertaining residents on his concertina and accordian!
It’s not just for Grandma Anymore (NCHS Care Center)!
When Val Larson of Michigan fell in her home on January 8th, she had no idea what the journey she was about to take would entail. After
spending ten days at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, she and the staff there knew she could not go back to her home. She had two severe
fractures, both vertical and horizontal, in her lower leg and could not put any pressure on it for quite some time. Neither she nor her son, who
lives in Petersburg, ND have homes without steps or that would accommodate a wheel chair. Most of her other family members live in Park
Rapids, MN. In addition, she lives alone, so there would be no one to help her if she went back to her house.
Recognizing that it would be better for Val to be close to her son and his family, the staff at Altru Hospital contacted the Nelson County Health
System to discuss the option of Val staying in the swing bed unit at the McVille hospital. Due to the length of time Val needed to recuperate
(approximately 100 days), CEO Bruce Bowersox and Care Center Social Services Director Cindy Oien intervened. They felt it would be better
for Val to spend her time recuperating at the McVille Care Center.
Val says her experience at the Care Center has been a “Positive but eye-opening experience.”
She talks about how wonderful the staff is, often bringing “real” coffee to her room in the morning.
She says she is impressed with their overall kindness and in particular with the sympathy they
display towards family members when a resident dies all while maintaining a high level of
She also talked about how clean the facility is explaining
“that is important when you are here for a long time.”
She enjoys the easy access to arts and crafts supplies in the activity center
and the fact that the food is so good, describing it as
“good, healthy farm food that is as good as grandma’s.”
Throughout her stay at the Care Center, she has been receiving physical therapy
in an effort to keep her arms strong and strengthen her good knee. In addition to her scheduled therapy,
she is also able to work- out at her leisure.
Val says she has watched the progression of Alzheimer’s which is a “Powerful and profound” experience.
She has seen first-hand how meaningful it is to residents when family and community members visit,
especially when they bring babies, young children or pets along and how excited residents become
when local musicians share their talents with them.
Val, who is the oldest of six children, said she will actually miss the Care Center after she leaves and has told her siblings,
“When we are all ready for a nursing home, we’re coming to McVille!”
|Thank you Old Tyme Kings!
Nursing Home Comparisons
5 Star Ratings
for: NCHS Care Center
These ratings are after the January
Overall Rating: Above Average
Health Inspection: Below Average
Staffing: Above Average
RN Staffing: Average
Quality Measures: Much Above
April Employee of the Month
Residents of the NCHS Care Center in McVille nominated Naomi Bjorlie as the April
Employee of the Month. Naomi was no stranger to the care center when she began
working there this past winter. Since she was a young girl, her mother would often take
her and her siblings to visit residents there. When her sister Anna told her how much
she enjoyed working as a CNA, Naomi decided to try it too, first in Aneta, then in
McVille so that she would not have to drive so far. “Once I became a CNA, I fell in love
with my work,” she said. Naomi will receive her high school diploma this spring and
then begin classes at Northland Community College where she plans on becoming an
LPN, and then an RN. Thank you Naomi for your dedication and hard work!
March Employee of the Month
Each month, the Nelson County Health System Care Center Resident Council nominates
an employee of the month. In March, the council selected C.N.A. Kim Toso.
This is the fourth time in her three years of employment at the
care center that Kim has been selected for this award.
Council President Doris Schiele explains that Kim is not only kind and compassionate
when dealing with the residents she is also “Very dependable.”
Kim, who is employed full-time at the care center works primarily during the day,
but is willing to fill in on any shift. Kim says she loves working with the residents and
understands that without them, she would not have a job.
She also enjoys the people she works with saying,
“They mean a lot to me.” Originally from Devils Lake, Kim,
her husband and two children moved to
McVille because they wanted to live in a smaller community and
have all of the benefits small town
life has to offer. When she is not working, Kim enjoys camping,
fishing, going for walks and cooking
Thank You Kim for being such a dedicated employee of the Nelson County Care Center!
Kim and Doris
| May Employee of the Month at NCHS Care Center
Residents at the NCHS Care Center in McVille chose Debbie Johnson as the May, 2014 employee of the
month. Debbie has been employed at the care center for 34 of her 39 years in North Dakota first as a C.N.
A. and most recently as a bath aide. Originally from California, Debbie met her husband Gary when he was
stationed there while in the military. They have three children and 12 grandchildren. When she’s not at
work, Debbie likes to work in her garden, scrapbook, read and listen to classic country music. When asked
why Debbie was voted employee of the month, Neil Twete replied, “She’s terrific!” Congratulations Debbie
on a job well done! The residents of the care center and staff at the Nelson County Health System
appreciate what you do.
Debbie Johnson and Neil T.
| NCHSF to Raise Funds for New Tub
This summer, the goal of the Nelson County Health Services Foundation is to raise $20,000
for a new bathtub at the NCHS Care Center in McVille. The current tub is no longer able to
be repaired. Fundraising efforts towards this goal will include on-line and letter writing
campaigns as well as activities throughout the week of July 14th culminating with McVille
Days on July 18th and 19th. More information on this effort will be announced in local
publications as well as on our web-site, http://www.nelsoncountyhealthsystem.org/nchsf.
html and facebook page. If you would like more information on our “tub” campaign or if
you would like to make a donation towards this project, contact the foundation office at 701-
Click to Donate
Minot Flood Victim Makes McVille Home
In 2011, not long after a neck injury forced Doris Schiele into a Minot nursing facility,
The Souris River reached flood levels it only reaches every 200 – 500 years. Doris needed a new home and was evacuated to the Nelson
County Care Center in McVille, a place she had never heard of and where she knew no one. In a few short months, after the floodwater
receded, it was time for Doris to return to Minot. Throughout her stay in McVille, she had mentioned to a few of the staff members that
maybe she should stay there. Her children, who all reside in the western part of ND, agreed that their mother should stay where she wanted
to be, where she was happiest. Three years later, if you find Doris in her room at the NCHS care center, you will be welcomed into a very
warm and welcoming place where she is surrounded by many of her favorite things. If she is not in her room, she may have taken the Nelson
County Transit bus to Grand Forks for a day of shopping where she loves to hunt for clothing and accessories at bargain prices. She enjoys
bringing her findings home to share with the staff and other residents. On Tuesdays, if the bus makes a trip to Devils Lake for other
purposes, you may find her at the casino enjoying a little fun and excitement. She says she has at least broken even in all of her trips there
and last time made $100. Doris also contributes to the social planning and some business considerations that affect the residents through
her participation on the resident council. Currently, she is organizing a trip to Park Rapids, MN in August to hear a musical performance the
family of her friend Val Larson (who she met at the care center). We are so glad that Doris decided to make the NCHS Care Center in
McVille her home!
|Celebrating 103 Years!
Happy Birthday Alice!