For anyone in the community needing CPR/AED and/or FIRST AID certification, please sign up. It is available for the general public by the Valley City Cardiac Ready Community team.
We require registration and payment prior to class.
To sign up, call Alana McClellan at 701-840-1009 or 701-845-6400 or email me at Alana.firstname.lastname@example.org
With the introduction of COVID-19 back in 2020, we saw an overwhelming need for health care workers on a national and global scale. With the significant rise in critical patients we watched staff- burnout plague healthcare organizations. We have also been and continue to experience a nationwide nursing shortage, where the demand for nurses will surpass the supply colleges and universities are able to provide. All of these factors combined have put healthcare systems at risk and patient populations potentially in harm’s way.
One saving grace through this time period was traveling nursing staff. These nurses are able to travel around the country providing nursing care to hospitals in need. They are able to help fill gaps in schedules, which in turn keeps hospital doors open. Even though this was a great resource to use in our time of need, there were some disadvantages to travel staff as well. We have found it is more cost effective to hire and retain staff than to rely on travelers who are not permanent fixtures in our facilities.
With the hiring of Ryan Fowler, CHI Mercy Hospital of Valley City’s President, there was a major push to reduce traveling staff members in our facility. Ryan spearheaded an initiative to hire our own staff members again in Valley City so we wouldn’t have to depend on traveling agencies to staff our hospital. The organization came together to create a plan on how we were going to make this happen.
We started this process by working with the local Economic Development team consisting of Jennifer Feist and Kara Anderson. They helped us get in contact with the local Job Service pages to promote our open positions, they posted our job listings on their Indeed page, and helped us with key points to touch on for job descriptions. We worked on increasing our posting on our own social media and Indeed pages. With this we have seen a lot of success!
In the past two months we have hired 13 new people to different positions around the facility. This has been a variety of professionals including nurses, certified nursing assistants, cooks, radiology technicians, and a new director of Human Resources. Many of these people have come from other areas looking to work in Valley City. We even have a new international nurse who has come to our community with her family from the Philippines.
The hospital would like to thank our Economic Development team for their efforts in helping us hire this significant amount of people in such a small amount of time. We want to thank our employees who worked together to come up with a plan and executed it well. We also want to thank Job Service ND for posting our open positions on “Barnes County Featured Jobs of the Day”.
We are so happy to have many new faces in the facility but also out in the community! We do still have a few positions available at the hospital. If you or someone you know is interested in a position please apply at the link below.
VALLEY CITY, ND – CHI Mercy Health Valley City is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Fowler as president of CHI Mercy Health Valley City effective March 21, 2022.
Fowler brings to the position more than twenty years of healthcare experience and an extensive background in quality, safety and risk management. He recently served as chief administrative officer for Lower Umpqua Hospital District of Peace Health in Reedsport, Oregon, where he oversaw the organization improve its patient, quality and engagement scores while completing much needed capital projects. Prior to that, Ryan worked for LifePoint Health as assistant administrator/chief operating officer for Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital and as administrative director of quality for the Wyoming Market.
Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies and a master’s degree in Public Administration, both from Idaho State University, Idaho. He is a member of the National Association of Healthcare Quality, the Association of Healthcare Accreditation Professionals, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Valley City, ND It is remarkable and gratifying to have employees who have served CHI Mercy Health for so many years, like the employees recognized on December 16th, 2021.
The following individuals were recognized for their years of service:
- 15 Years of Service: Martha King, Annette Nielson
- 20 Years of Service: Jody Haugen
- 25 Years of Service: Janie Larson, Amy Noeske, Donna Smith, Judy Smith
- 35 Years of Service: Lisa Urbatsch
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Valley City, ND – We understand how much it means to patients to have their loved ones with them during their hospitalization and outpatient visits. We at CHI Mercy Health want to keep the community informed of what our current visitation policies are.
Social distancing, masking, and hand sanitizing requirements will be maintained in all hospital departments. Any visitor who cannot adhere to the guidelines will be asked to leave the facility and if accompanying a patient, be asked to wait in his/her vehicle. CHI Mercy Health respects the rights of all community members; because of the services we provide, our first duty is to the safety and care of patients and staff. We will actively defend this duty and are confident that everyone visiting our facility will understand and do the same. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!
CHI Mercy Health’s visitation restrictions May 3, 2021 are as follows:
- Visitors are asked to stay home if they are experiencing any symptoms of illness.
- All visitors are required to wear a medical-grade mask and will be screened at the front desk prior to entry.
- No visitors under the age of 18 (exceptions may be made at the discretion of the care team).
- All visitors will use the Main Entrance (Door #1) and will check in and check out at the front desk.
- All PCU, Emergency Department, Surgery, Pain and Ambulatory Care patients may have 2 visitors at a time in the patient’s room.
- Visitors may return to the hospital during the same day.
- Extra visitors may wait in lobby areas, PCU Family room.
- Pediatric patients or adult patients requiring a caregiver may have 2 support persons with them at all times.
- Patients who are actively dying on PCU may have up to 4 visitors at a time.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2021
Contact: Lisa Urbatsch, Executive Assistant
Valley City, ND CHI Mercy Health Foundation is pleased to announce the purchase of a Technogym for CHI Mercy Health Physical Therapy Department.
Donna Smith, Rehab Manager, states this piece of equipment is very versatile with a wide range of weights along with a pulley system. The Technogym will enable the Physical Therapists at CHI Mercy Health to expand their treatment options, to address strengthening of both upper and lower extremities, balance training, rehab with patient’s who have had a surgery and with patient’s who have had a stroke. Please feel free to call the Physical Therapy Department at 701-845-6575 with any questions regarding services available. The Physical Therapy Department would like to express their sincere thank you to the Foundation Board for purchasing this equipment.
CHI Mercy Health Foundation is a nonprofit organization to serve the needs of CHI Mercy Health. The Foundation is dedicated to providing support for Mercy Hospital with supplemental funding for capital and program needs essential to the hospital’s growth and development. Through this service, the residents of Valley City and the surrounding communities have access to local, modern, quality healthcare that allows our family, friends and neighbors to stay close to home for their health care needs.