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.
Rocky grew up in Dickinson, and his wife grew up in rural New Salem, so both are native North Dakotans. They truly love North Dakota including both rural and urban areas. He enjoys golf, fishing, movies and most importantly, spending time with family. He and his wife, Sharon, currently reside in Bismarck and have two children, Bryan and Michael. Rocky is accustomed to being a road warrior, commuting back and forth to Harvey from Bismarck for many years.
“I believe healthcare is a ministry and a calling, not just a career or a job,” says Rocky. “However, you don’t have to be serious to do serious work either – humor is one of God’s greatest gifts. I am excited to be of service to Mountrail County Health Center and am looking forward to meeting and getting to know the staff, residents, patients and members of this great community.”
–Courtesy of Mountrail County Promoter