Since the late 1970s, the Reiarson Trust has been very supportive and generous to the Stanley Community Hospital and now the Mountrail County Medical Center.Most visible is the $2.4 million dollars the trust spent in building the T.H. Reiarson Rural Health Clinic.And recently given were donations for the CT scanner upgrade and help with a down payment for MCMC’s new EHR software migration with Trinity.These two donations totaled $377,000.
Mr. Reiarson was a life-long farmer who lived south of Ross. In his Last Will and Testament, he created a trust for the benefit of the Stanley Community Hospital (SCH). Mr. Reiarson was specific in his will that the trust be prudently managed by the SCH board and be used solely for improvements and equipment.The SCH board and the trust’s trustee review every money request that comes to the trust from MCMC with care and consideration, for they have the responsibility to safeguard the viability of the entity. From the clinic décor, signage, technology and furniture to the new MCMC website to newly purchased hospital equipment such as a portable ultrasound, whirlpool bath, Radiology CR reader and the new Nurse’s Call Station, the Reiarson Trust has donated, in addition to the money listed in the first paragraph, a little over one million dollars since the beginning of 2015.
“We are eternally grateful for the foresight of Mr. Reiarson,” says Derald Hoover, President of the SCH Board.“We have sat in many meetings and said, ‘How could we survive in today’s medical world without the Reiarson Trust?’”
You can find this “Did You Know” and all past ones on our website at www.stanleyhealth.org. We thank you for your continued support.We are always striving to do better.
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