NDCF Awards $150,283 In Grants

7 Nov 2017 News

The North Dakota Community Foundation has awarded $150,283 in grants from its Statewide Greatest Needs (Unrestricted) Fund to 36 organizations across the state working to improve the quality of life for state residents.

Kevin J. Dvorak, President and CEO of the North Dakota Community Foundation will be delivering the grant checks in the next few weeks. NDCF Development Directors Amy Warnke-Stromsodt of Grand Forks, Kara Geiger of Bismarck, and John Heinen of Dickinson will also participate in the presentation, as well as various NDCF board members from across the state.

The NDCF Board of Directors reviewed and discussed 171 grant applications at their meeting in September to make the determination of awards.

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, they were delivering grant awards in North Central North Dakota. That included a $5,000 grant to Mountrail Bethel Home for the roam alert system.

The Mountrail Bethel Home is updating its Secure Care Roam Alert system with the help of grant money, such as from NDCF, and money given from the Mountrail County Health Foundation. The roam alert system helps us keep track of our residents and will notify the nursing staff if one has roamed outside of a designated area. The Secure Care Roam Alert System provides essential protection to each resident in the home and provides the safest environment possible for the elderly who can no longer care for themselves. This system allows the family assurance that a loved one is being taken care of and watched over very carefully and their protection is ensured.

Grants were awarded in Killdeer, Williston, Grenora, Flasher, Raleigh, Elgin, New England, Beach, Golden Valley, Hebron, Garrison, Minot, Bowbells, Tolley, Hurdsfield, Harvey, Glenfield, Geulph, Gackle, and Napoleon last week. This week, grants will be delivered in Forman, Lisbon, Enderlin, Finley, Pekin, Drayton, Pembina, Cavalier, Gardar and Larimore.

Established in 1976, the NDCF is a public, non-profit tax-exempt corporation which receives and distributes charitable funds to support a wide range of programs that benefit North Dakotans. It currently manages over $70 million in assets in over 600 component funds, including local community foundations, agency endowment funds, donor-advised funds, and scholarships. It has made over $65 million in grants since its inception with the mission of improving the lives of North Dakota citizens and their communities through charitable giving and promoting philanthropy.

Local Students Attend R-Cool Health Scrubs Academy on the UND Campus

12 Jun 2017 News

Stanley, ND- The University of North Dakota (UND) Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Academy is a four day/three night camp held on the University of North Dakota campus. The Academy allows Jr. High students to learn what health care professionals do in FUN and INTERACTICE ways. Six Stanley students; Noah Rolfe, Jordan Larson, Caiti Hennessy, Jocelyn Vachal, Carissa Bieri and Luke Curren attended this year’s Academy last week compliments of the Mountrail County Health Foundation. They joined 56 other Jr. High students from across North Dakota.
“Scrubs Camp had great classes and we learned a lot about different medical related occupations,” says Carissa Bieri, “I definitely want to go back next year!”

The Scrubs Academy encourages middle school students from across North Dakota to pursue a career in healthcare. They participated in hands-on activities and received information related to a variety of healthcare professions. In addition to the experiences with healthcare professionals, the students were certified in Friends and Family CPR and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

The Scrubs Academy serves as a mini-preparation program to strengthen academic skill sets associated with health disciplines, introduce adolescents to a higher education experience, and foster a relationship between the students and the University.

New Full-Time F.N.P. Coming to MCMC

19 Nov 2015 News

Stanley, ND- Mountrail County Medical Center is pleased to announce Tammie Braaflat, FNP-BC will be joining the facility starting on November 30th, 2015 and will start seeing patients in early December in the clinic. A North Dakota native, Tammie and her husband farm by Plaza and have three daughters.

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Rocky Zastoupil Appointed Interim CEO/Administrator for Mountrail County Health Center

12 Nov 2015 News

Rocky has made healthcare his calling for the past 30 years, working in both acute and/or long term care the entire time. He began his career in finance and accounting, eventually moving from a CFO to the CEO position due to enjoying people, especially those who were entrusted to his care. He has degrees in Business Administration, Accounting and Computer Science from Dickinson State College. His past experiences include a Critical Access Hospital, both large and small skilled nursing facilities, assisted living complexes and congregate housing. Most recently Rocky was the President/CEO of St. Aloisius Medical Center in Harvey, North Dakota.

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Farm Credit Services Awards Mountrail County Medical Center $15,000

15 May 2015 News

Farm Credit Services of North Dakota is proud to announce that it has awarded the Mountrail County Medical Center $15,000 as a recipient of the Rural Community Grant Foundation (RGCF). The grant funds were used to purchase a portable ultrasound machine that will be utilized in the ER, Hospital, Clinic and Bethel Home. Grant funds from the Stanley Community Foundation, St. Joseph’s Foundation and donations from the Hospital Auxiliary and the T.H. Reiarson Trust were also used in purchasing the $40,000 unit.

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BNC Donates to Health Foundation

15 May 2015 News

BNC National Bank has pledged a $10,000 donation to the Mountrail County Health Foundation to be paid out over two years. BNC is excited to be able to contribute to the “Partnering for the Future Campaign” associated with the three-phase expansion and renovation of the Mountrail County Medical Center.

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Health Foundation Receives Enbridge Grant

15 May 2015 News

Mountrail County Health Foundation was recently presented with a $10,000 grant as part of the Enbridge Community Investment Program. Pictured below, left to right, are Alex German, Public Awareness Analyst and Katie Haarsager, Community Relations Advisor for Enbridge, Mountrail County Health Foundation Director Steph Everett and Dr. Mark Longmuir.

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