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By Amy Robinson
Farmer Staff Writer
Kinder Morgan contributed $300,000 to McKenzie County Healthcare Systems’ (MCHS) new medical campus on Wednesday, March 2, at the Watford City Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly meeting in Watford City.
“This is an exciting part of the segway here as we move forward,” stated Lynn Welker, CEO of WelkerPR, who is working with the healthcare system’s fundraising efforts. “Those sorts of efforts are made possible through donors like Kinder Morgan. The donation you are providing today is exceptional. MCHS will be naming a courtyard in our new medical facility in honor of Kinder Morgan.”
Funding and building a new, state-of-the-art medical campus is no small task. MCHS’s new medical campus is designed to enhance outpatient and inpatient care, meet the community’s primary and urgent care needs, provide for surgical procedures, and equip the Howard Bonner Memorial Emergency Room with technology necessary for the best, most immediate and effective response in the region.
Additionally, private resident rooms for the community’s aging population in need of nursing care will be constructed. In order to properly care for the community’s growing and evolving community, enhancing the existing services and expanding the continuum of care is crucial. Expanding the existing facility will allow MCHS to continue to attract top talent and fill positions that can be challenging to fill based on Watford City’s rural setting.