Sherva selected to lead NDHC


Brock Sherva has been named CEO of Northwood Deaconess Health Center (NDHC), announced Board President Keith Groven.


Sherva, who is currently serving as NDHC’s revenue cycle manager, will assume the CEO role by the end of the year, succeeding Pete Antonson, who is retiring after nearly 40 years with the organization.


“The board is confident in its choice to fill the big shoes Pete leaves. Brock has a firm grasp of NDHC’s regulatory and financial obligations and is committed to leading this organization into the future and maximizing the growth opportunities before us,” said Groven. “He has the knowledge and skills the board believes are needed to keep NDHC on solid financial ground, while challenging us to grow in new areas to continue meeting the vast healthcare needs of our region.”


The selection, Groven added, is the outcome of a year-long succession planning process the board underwent to identify the next leader of the organization.


Sherva, a Northwood native and graduate of Mayville State University, has been with NDHC since February 2020 and is currently responsible for managing insurance and billing collections, as well as overseeing business office operations. As a senior leader, he has been integral to NDHC’s strategic growth in recent years that includes plans for a $30 million expansion and renovation that will transform healthcare delivery and patient care.


“I am honored and humbled at the confidence the board has placed in me. Northwood Deaconess Health Center is an invaluable asset in our region. We have an incredible team of leaders and employees who are invested in providing the best care and continuing to meet the growing needs of the communities we serve,” Sherva said.


NDHC provides comprehensive healthcare services through its clinics in Northwood, Larimore and Binford and through its hospital, long-term care center and rehab/therapy unit. NDHC is independently owned and operated, serving northeast North Dakota communities since 1902.