|NCHS Care Center
|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.
"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. Berg and Darlene Kelly, ARNP along with
Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Medication Aides, and Certified Nursing
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 services.
|108 East Nyhus Ave. McVille, ND 58254
|Matt Hodek entertaining residents
on his concertina and accordian!
Thank you Old Tyme Kings!
| Happy 100th Norman!
|Celebrating 103 Years!
Happy Birthday Alice!
|Thanks North Dakota
for the gift of two Polywood
| Choice Financial Donates to NCHSF
Through the Community Reinvestment Act, Choice Financial
recently awarded the Nelson County Health Services Foundation
$1000.00 towards the purchase of a new bathtub at the care center
located in McVille, ND. The purpose of the Community
Reinvestment Act is to place money back in to the communities
served by financial institutions, especially when it benefits low to
moderate income families and individuals or communities that are
underserved. “Choice Financial is proud to assist the Nelson
County Health Services Foundation as they continue to provide
medical care to the people of our area,” said Vicki Staniszewski of
the Petersburg branch. Thank you Choice Financial!
|Farmers and Merchants Bank supports Health Services Foundation
The Farmers and Merchants Bank of North Dakota, with locations in Tolna,
McVille, Binford and Northwood, recently made a donation in the amount of
$1000.00 to the Nelson County Health Services Foundation tub campaign.
Pictured above, Kendy Quam, NCHSF board member and Margo Burthold,
Executive Director accept this generous donation from bank president Bob
Engen. The NCHSF Board of Directors as well as the Health System staff
and board of directors are very grateful for the continued support of
Farmers and Merchants Bank of North Dakota. “Because of this donation,
the goal of replacing the aging bathtub at the NCHS Care Center is within
reach,” said Norma Trost, NCHS Foundation President.
| Happy 100th Art!
|The North Dakota Community Foundation recently awarded the Nelson County Health Services Foundation $4000 towards the purchase of a new
therapeutic bathtub for the NCHS Care Center located in McVille. Pictured above are ND Community Foundation President and CEO Kevin
Dvorak, NCHSF Executive Director Margo Burthold, ND Community Foundation Board of Directors Member Dawn Keely, and NCHS Chief Financial
Officer Steve Forde.
| 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!
|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
Contact Human Resources at
701-322-4328 or email
| Paul Odden Completes 25 Years at NCHS Care Center
This past May, Paul Odden completed 25 years of employment at the Nelson County Health System Care
Center in McVille. Originally from the small town of Flora, ND, located between Maddock and Oberon, Paul is a
1979 graduate of Maddock High School and one of 17 children. From 1979 - 1983 he served in the United
States Air Force, first as an Air Cargo Specialist and later in personnel.
Even though his parents worked hard Paul said Sunday was a day of rest in his home when he was growing
up. The family attended church together every Sunday and then spent the day at home, enjoyed a large,
traditional meal and often sang together. His father played accordion and his mother played guitar, which she
eventually taught him. Growing up in this environment explains the smooth, heartfelt tone heard in Paul’s voice
when he sings hymns at local events. His mother is also part of the reason for his longevity at the care center.
When he began his career there she told him to “Stay and help those people.”
Paul said, “Helping the residents and knowing how thankful they are for everything I do makes my job
worthwhile.” Each morning when he begins his shift at 7:00 a.m., he checks his mailbox for work orders grabs a
cup of coffee and makes his rounds through the buildings. In that process, he enjoys being able to say “Good
Morning” to the residents of the care center and tenants at assisted living. He also said how nice the people are
that he works with.
NCHS CEO Bruce Bowersox said, “I appreciate Paul’s genuine concern for the residents and the fact that he is
always willing to share his musical talents with them.”
Thank you for everything you do Paul. Here’s to the next 25 years!