Nelson County Health System Hospital    
P O Box 367      McVille, ND   58254      
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.

  • 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 situations
  • 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 nutritional  

  • 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
Celebrating 100 Years
of Care and Service
in 2017!
                        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
NCHS History Link

Thank You Lakota Community

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 below are C.N.A. Mark Opoien,
Respiratory Therapist Penny Lippert
and (seated) CEO Bruce Bowersox.
Celebrating 100 Years of Care and Service
in 2017!
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