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Nelson County Health Systems


Emergency Room in McVilleNelson County Health System - Hospital

is a 19 bed Primary Care Critical Access Hospital certified by Medicare and Medicaid. Offering 24 hour Acute Care, Swing Bed, Emergency Care, and Respite services and staffed by a dedicated team of licensed and certified professional staff, including our physicians, nurse practitioner, nurses, technicians and therapists.


ER at Hospital...24 hour emergency services available.

Our Services Include

  • Emergency Room providing urgent and emergency services 24 hours a day
  • Professional Staff are certified in Advance Trauma Life Support & Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • General Acute medical inpatient care
  • Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation program
  • General Diagnostic Services
  • Swing Bed care program
  • Respite care program
  • Diabetes Education
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Sleep Apnea Studies
  • Outpatient Medical Treatment
  • Massage Therapist - Independent Licensed Therapist
Mobile CAT Scan
DexScan Services
(Bone Density Test)

Speech Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy

Altru Home Services
Skilled Nursing Services
Physical Services
Occupational Therapy
Speech Therapy
Social Services
Nurse Aid Services/Personal Care
Home Oxygen Therapy
Wellness/Foot Care
Help Line
Hospital Business Office
Nelson County Health Systems Administrative Staff
Lori Ophaug, Janet Herman, Jill Trostad & Tess Severson
Hospital Nursing Staff
Nursing Staff
Bette Messner, Mark Opoien, & Denise Beaver-Eslinger

Lab Services

Teresa Rorvig, Gayle Groth, Vicki McPherson

Teresa Rorvig, Gayle Lund, Vicki McPherson
Lab Staff


Swing Bed

Our Swing Bed program is approved by both Medicare and Medicaid and provides an option after an acute hospitalization for continued short term care directed by our medical staff, when additional skilled services are needed by patients to recover or maintain their health. Patients admitted to the Swing Bed program may come from Nelson County Health System - Hospital or are transferred back after an acute stay in a regional referral hospital, enabling these patients to receive care in their local community and be close to their home as they recover.

Our Swing Bed Unit provides:

Skilled Nursing Services
Skilled Rehabilitation
Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy
Restorative Therapy
ound Care
Bladder and /or bowel training,
IV therapy

For more information call 701-322-4328

Licensed Social worker & Discharge Plan
Registered Dietitian- Consultant
Activity Program
Psychiatrist - Consultant
Medicare and Medicaid approved


Respite care is temporary, in facility 24 hour care given to the elderly or disabled person.  It provides relief for the family or caregivers in their care giving demands.  Caregivers must have some reprieve from their responsibilities for vacations, shopping, emergency situations, appointments, or to meet other medical needs.

Clients on Home and Community based services, through their county social services, may qualify for assistance with the cost of respite care.

If you would like additional information on any of these services please contact s at 701-322-4328.


Steve Forde, Chief Financial Officer

Steve Forde
Cathy Swenson, NCHS Administrator

NCHSF PO Box 506 McVille, ND 58254-0506

The Nelson County Health Services Foundation has been in operation/existence for 26 years!!

We are a non-profit charitable organization whose purpose is to provide financial support for equipment, services, education, and other capital projects relating to healthcare in Nelson County and the surrounding areas,

The Foundation has been responsible for raising well over ONE MILLION dollars to benefit the Nelson County Health System. We are VERY proud of the fact that it has been returned and re-invested in the Health System.

Past projects include: remodeling of Care Center rooms, roof repairs, Clinic remodeling, Van purchase, 2 new Chemistry Analyzers, computer Hardware & Software updating, Digital Radiology, crash-carts, patient lifts & emergency room equipment and furniture for The Summerfield, our assisted living facility.

The Health Services Foundation is the salvation of the Nelson County Health System.  The dollars raised by the Foundation help to insure the long-term availability of a progressive, high quality health system, while maintaining the caring, personal touch for which Nelson County Health System is known.

MISSION: To promote, educate, and serve as the philanthropic resource to improve the health status of the people served by the Nelson County Health System.

If you would like to make a contribution to the Foundation you may mail it to:

PO Box 506
McVille, ND 58254

Or if you would like additional information please call Margo at 701-322-4328
Foundation Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am - 4:30pm

Margo Burthold, Foundation Director

Steve Forde and Cathy Swenson




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