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Watford City—Construction of the new, state-of-the-art medical campus is well underway. McKenzie County Healthcare Systems’ (MCHS) 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. In addition, private resident rooms will be constructed for our community’s aging population in need of nursing care. In order to properly care for our growing and evolving community, we know enhancing our existing services and expanding our 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 our rural setting.
Whiting Petroleum Corporation recognized the value of our efforts and helped us advance our goal of keeping healthcare close to home for McKenzie County residents and our neighbors. Their $50,000 commitment will provide furnishings for one Obstetrics Room in the new facility. Whiting Petroleum Corporation recognizes the challenges expecting mothers and families face when they must travel to a different city for labor and delivery. Their employees are excited about this contribution going toward such an important entity in our community. MCHS sincerely thanks Whiting Petroleum Corporation for their continued generosity and commitment to making a difference in our community.
“Whiting has a long and visible presence in McKenzie County. They are one of our larger employers. I am pleased that in spite of the temporary downturn in oil activity they recognized how vital it is for the community to have a new medical facility and have made a generous donation. Their contribution to the replacement facility and their continuous efforts to stay involved in our community is greatly appreciated,” said Chief Executive Officer of MCHS, Dan Kelly.
Whiting Petroleum Corporation is an independent exploration and production company with an oil focused asset base. It is a top crude oil producer in North Dakota with one of the largest acreage positions in the Bakken/Three Forks resource play in the Williston Basin. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Whiting is dedicated to protecting employee health and the environment where operations are conducted.
“Whiting is committed to hiring local employees and investing in their communities in North Dakota,” said Ashley McNamee, Director of Government and Corporate Affairs at Whiting Petroleum Corporation. “The new medical campus is vital to this community. It will improve health care quality and access for all of the growing families in McKenzie County and Whiting is honored to support this effort.”