NDHC has been providing healthcare services to Northeast North Dakota for more than 120 years. It is the oldest facility in the state of North Dakota.
Independently owned and operated by member churches, NDHC is dedicated to the communities it serves. A 9-member board of directors governs its operations and ensures services are sustainable as our communities evolve and grow.
Eli Thingelstad farm home was donated for use as home for aged. Home was first used for a hospital.
A new brick hospital was constructed.
A training school for nurses was opened.
The Thingelstad home was remodeled for use as a Home for the Aged.
A new stucco building was erected to serve as a home for the aged.
The NORTHWOOD EMISSAEREN was launched.
The Thingelstad home was moved to the back of the new addition.
Training school for nurses closed due to financial conditions.
During World War I, because of financial troubles, the hospital closed for a few months.
The hospital and home for the aged were consolidated.
A large barn was built and equipped with stanchions for 25 cows. Due to health regulations, it was eventually dismantled.
A fully equipped nursery was added.
The depression nearly caused the hospital to permanently close. The Northwood Civic Club formed an association to conduct it as a community hospital.
Financial help from the surrounding community met with success.
A bequest from Mr. and Mrs. Anton Swarstad of Grand Forks was received and was used to build a chapel in 1936 at a cost of $10,000.
Management was resumed by the Northwood Deaconess Hospital and Home Association.
Hospitalization insurance was introduced.
General remodeling was done to include new front entry.
The Hospital and Home Association became a member of the North Dakota Hospital Association.
An elevator was installed.
A new laboratory was added.
A remodeling project was completed, which inlcuded a clinic in the basement area of the hospital.
A new addition to the nursing home (now the residential section) was constructed.
The old nursing home underwent major improvements.
A new 66 bed nursing home was ready.
Medicare program was adopted.
We applied for a Hill-Burton grant to help fund a new hospital.
A new hospital opened (through gifts and the Hill-Burton Grant).
The clinic space was remodeled.
NDC 100 benefactor club started.
A Far West wing was added to nursing home.
The business office and activities areas were enlarged.
Swing Bed services developed (hospital beds for long-term care).
Home Care services began. A satellite clinic in Larimore was established.
Medical Alert services and Respite Care began.
An Endowment Fund was established.
Hospice care began. The Dr. Robert H. DeLano Nursing Scholarship established.
A CNA training program was established. Basic Care was delicensed.
Dakota Unit third floor apartments were ready for occupancy.
The Prairie Rose (Special Care/Alzheimer Unit) opened.
Facility name changed to Northwood Deaconess Health Center.
Women’s Health Program established.
Home Care became affiliated with United Home Care
Adult Day Care services were established.
A Hatton clinic opened.
The Audrey Mandt Nursing Scholarship was established.
The 2nd floor of Dakota Unit was completely remodeled into apartments.
A new clinic was built on the campus.