Charting the Course: Making Access to Amazing Rural Healthcare a Reality


September 6, 2017 | View PDF

Artist rendering of new clinic entry.

In August, 2016, JE Dunn Construction began construction on the McKenzie County Healthcare Systems (MCSH) replacement medical facility.

Boasting over 125,100 square feet, the new facility will offer a wide variety of services; Urgent care, clinic, emergency, labor & delivery and surgical-outpatient surgery. Physical therapy, occupational services and Long-term care will be offered in the Connie Wold Wellness Center (CWCC) adjacent to the new facility. The assisted living facility, Horizon, is also part of MCHS and is in a building adjacent to the new facility as well.

The new facility will bring jobs in Dietary, CNA, LPN, RN, and Physician roles.

Lynn Welker, public relations and fundraising consultant for McKenzie County Healthcare Systems and the Benefit Fund of McKenzie County Healthcare Systems and CEO of Welker & Fevold PR, states, "We have received so many very generous gifts! Many families and individuals in the area have generously contributed! We are so grateful to donors; they are making access to amazing rural healthcare a reality!"

Below is a list of some of the companies who have provided monetary gifts:

ONEOK--$1 million

Ft. Union Masonic Lodge #128--$1 million

Sanford Medical Center--$1 million

First International Bank & Trust--$500,000


Kinder Morgan --$300,000

Oasis Petroleum --$250,000

Cornerstone Bank--$250,000


Stenehjem Family Foundation--$150,000

Lund Oil--$100,000

Dakota West Credit Union--$100,000

Welker also states, "Donations are still needed! We appreciate all contributions and still have many needs! Those interested should contact me at 307-399-4145 or"

The $76.4 million healthcare facility is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2018.


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