November 2022

Email a Resident

Check out the new feature on our website. Send an email to a resident and include one photo. Using this link, https://www.ndhc.net/email-a-resident, you will be able to send your message. We will print it and share it with that resident.


Retirements

Congratulations to LuAnn Stevens on her recent retirement. LuAnn was at NDHC since 1997. We wish her well during her retirement.


Congratulations to Brock Sherva

In October, the board of directors interviewed candidates for CEO. After much discussion and deliberation, the board decided to offer the position to Brock Sherva. The transition to Brock as CEO will take place with a targeted date of late December.


Building plan update

Design development continues on the plan. Final pricing is being worked on. Once that is known, we will fine tune the project to reflect the budgeted project. The new building for state purposes will be licensed as a hospital only. However, that is technically only a licensing distinction. The building will have a 16-bed senior living/nursing home section that will provide the same nursing home care that we are doing today in our licensed facility. One of the great distinctions is that the rooms, while having a home like appearance, it will meet the standards of design as a hospital room. Thus, if a senior living wing tenant becomes ill and needs hospital care, they won’t even have to leave their room. They will stay right where they are and receive hospital care.


Drew’s News

All residents who wished to receive the new Covid 19 Bivalent booster and Influenza vaccines for this fall have received them. I did elect to separate them by about 3 – 4 weeks in most cases. Starting to see Influenza in North Dakota already along with RSV and of course Covid-19. Please remain diligent in hand washing when in our facility and follow masking guidelines posted at entrances. The best news is more doors are open including the main Long Term Care entrance. Alcohol hand rub is available at entrances and throughout the building along with masks. Healthcare facilities follow more strict guidelines from the CDC. Reminder that to visit any healthcare facility it needs to be 10 days since your positive Covid-19 and not 5 days like the general public guidelines.


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