Nelson County Health System     P O Box 367      McVille, ND   58254      701.322.4328
NCHS Hospital is a 19-bed Care Critical Access, Trauma Level 5
Hospital certified by Medicare and Medicaid.

We offer 24 hour Acute Care, Swing Bed, Emergency Care, and
Respite services.

Our staff includes a dedicated team of licensed and certified
professionals including, physicians, nurse practitioner, nurses,
technicians, and therapists.
24 Hour Emergency
Services Available

For Immediate
CALL 911

  • Emergency Room

  • Available 24 hours a day
  • Pre-hospital ambulance and First Responder services available   
  • Advanced Life Support Ambulance-Intercept and Life Flight available
  • Specialized training of physicians and staff in emergency management, treatment of trauma, cardiac, and other emergency
  • Poison Control

  • Inpatient Services

  • General medical services under 24 hour supervision of physicians and nursing staff
  • Support services include nursing, pharmacy, rehabilitation, diagnostic, cardiac monitoring, blood administration, and

  • Diagnostic Laboratory Services and Radiology/EKG Services

  • Altru Home Health Care
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Home oxygen therapy
  • RehabilitationPersonal care
  • Wellness Programs
  • Foot care Programs    

  • Hospice
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Swing Bed Care
  • Respite Care Program
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Sleep Apnea Studies
To contact a patient: dial 701.322.4328 and ask to be connected to the patient or the patient's room.
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            My Life Was Saved at the NCHS Hospital - The Ove Aaser Story

On July 21st, 2013, Ove Aaser locked up his business and went home to sleep.  Thinking he had a severe case of heartburn, he
took an antacid and went to bed.  He continued to work for the next four days.  On Thursday, he went to work again, still not feeling
quite right.  A friend told him he was having a heart attack and should get to the hospital.  Ove doesn’t remember much after that.  
What he does know is that having a critical access hospital and an ambulance service close by saved his life.

After being stabilized at the McVille Emergency Room under the care of Dr. Czarnik and the emergency room staff (and the
assistance of a cardiologist in Sioux Falls via Avera eEmergency), the ambulance service transported Ove to Altru hospital in
Grand Forks.  

Thanks again to technology, the results of Ove’s blood work, which had been done in McVille, were ready and waiting for doctors in
Grand Forks when he arrived there.  After placing a stent in one of his arteries, Ove’s family was told he had died on the table.  As a
result, they didn’t believe there was any point in another operation.  His family requested they proceed anyway and a valve of Ove’s
heart was replaced.  His anesthetist friend told him later that when doctors opened him up, “They had never seen anything this
bad.”  About six weeks of hospitalization at Altru followed.  When it was time for Ove to be released to rehabilitation, he was sent to
the McVille hospital.  He says the nurses and other staff there are “super.”  He got all the attention and good food he needed in a
comfortable setting.  He continues to do follow-up care with Dr. Czarnik at the McVille Clinic with blood work results transmitted
electronically to Grand Forks.  If you ask Ove what they can do in McVille, he will tell you, “Without the critical access hospital in
McVille, I would have died.”  

                                                                         Pictured below are Natasha Ebertz, RN - Ove Aaser and Jan Tweed, CNA
Dr. Erling Martinson
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NCHS Staff Receive Trauma
Certification Training

The North Dakota Trauma Foundation has
awarded funding to provide training and
certification of three Nelson County Health
System nurses in the Trauma Nursing
Core Course (TNCC).
The Nelson County Health System
Hospital located in McVille is a Certified
Level 5 Trauma Center.  Due to the rural
nature of our state, it is imperative that our
health care providers are properly trained,
educated and prepared.  
The mission of the North Dakota Trauma
Foundation is to promote quality trauma
care for North Dakota citizens, advance
trauma education for health care
professionals and to promote trauma
prevention and safety for the public.

Pictured above right, NCHS CEO Bruce
Bowersox presents RN Natasha Ebertz her
TNCC Certificate.  Congratulations
Fall - Winter 2014 Newsletter
Thank You Lakota Community Foundation!

Hospital staff are so appreciative of this beautiful new lift
chair, courtesy of the Lakota Community Foundation.

The lift chair improves and increases patient mobility and
reduces workplace injury!

Pictured at right are C.N.A. Mark Opoien,
Respiratory Therapist Penny Lippert
and (seated) CEO Bruce Bowersox.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Summer 2014 Newsletter
Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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