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Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE:CEQP) (“Crestwood”) announced today that it has pledged $150,000 to McKenzie County Healthcare Systems’ new medical facility in Watford City, North Dakota. The new medical facility is currently under construction and scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2018. The donation will provide Crestwood with a naming privilege to the nursing station in the hospital.
The McKenzie County Healthcare Systems’ new medical facility will be able to serve at least five times the number of patients per year as currently come through the door with enhanced inpatient and outpatient care, implementation of a surgical program, labor and delivery services, and the ability to meet the primary and urgent care needs of the community. Importantly, the hospital currently has only two emergency rooms and will be increasing that number to nine to more efficiently handle large scale emergencies working to provide the most immediate and effective medical care in the region.
“Crestwood is honored to be able to support the Watford City community and surrounding area in such a meaningful and enduring way,” said Robert G. Phillips, Chairman, President and CEO of Crestwood Equity Partners LP. “With 150 employees in North Dakota, the new facility will ensure that our employees and their families have access to state of the art medical care close to where they live and work. Along with our commitment to operational safety, regulatory compliance and environmental stewardship, Crestwood believes in giving back to the communities where we operate and I’m proud that we are able to continue that tradition through our donation to the McKenzie County Healthcare System.”
“The nursing station in the hospital is pivotal to patient care, conversations with loved ones, and a place where our nursing professionals can enter data, review records and communicate about next steps and patient progress. We are beyond grateful for the kind contribution from Crestwood Equity Partners LP to help us offset costs of building this important area in the new medical facility. They are a top-notch community partner committed to access to local healthcare,” said Daniel Kelly, CEO of McKenzie County Healthcare Systems.