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McKenzie County Health Systems received another early Christmas present this month when Crestwood Equity Partners LP pledged a $150,000 contribution to the new state-of-the-art medical facility. Crestwood’s pledged donation will go toward the McKenzie County Healthcare System’s nursing station in the new hospital, which is scheduled to be completed next summer.
“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 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 joins several other oil and gas companies that have lined up in support of the new facility. Among the donations are $1 million from ONEOK to name an emergency room, $200,000 from Oasis Petroleum to name the administrative wing, $300,000 from Kinder Morgan to name a courtyard, $50,000 from XTO Energy for portable ventilators in the emergency room, $10,000 from QEP for the capital campaign, and $42,000 from Hess for colonoscopy equipment.