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Who We Are

Caring for our community is a long-standing tradition at Sakakawea Medical Center. Since our founding, we have strived to care for all who need us and to bring health, healing, and a better quality of life to our neighbors.

SMC serves Dunn, Mercer and Oliver counties, and is located in the heart of rural Mercer County and housed in the City of Hazen. SMC consists of a critical access hospital (licensed for 13 beds) and a 34-bed licensed basic care facility. The medical center is a community-owned, not-for-profit organization and is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Any money remaining after expenses have been paid is reinvested back into the community to support local healthcare and education.

Mission Goals

Our community focus is reflected through our mission goals to

  • provide high quality care that is measured and continuously improved.
  • provide individualized care that exceeds expectations of those we serve.
  • strengthen partnerships with providers to enhance coordination of care and improve system performance.
  • be a steward of resources.
  • commit to service excellence.
  • be a vital contributor to our area communities.
  • recognize the value of each employee and provide opportunities for personal growth and development that complement the needs of the organization.

Vision

Sakakawea Medical Center strives to be a complete healthcare system dedicated to providing the best comprehensive care possible to the area that we serve.

Our vision is to Enhance the lives of our patients, families and area communities through high quality healthcare and services.

Core Values

Quality
We are dedicated to excellence in health care for our communities, resulting in uncomprimised value and quality in the services we provide.

Compassion
We will positively affect the health and well-being of our communities by providing compassionate care.

Integrity
We will insist that integrity, honesty, confidentiality, respect and dignity are reflected in all relationships with co-workers and those we serve.

Teamwork
We will work as partners, combining our skills and ideas to continuously improve the quality of the care we provide, in pursuit of our Vision and Mission.

Safety
We believe everyone has the right to a safe and secure environment. We earn trust by providing safe facilities and work practices, dedicated to the well-being of our patients, employees and guests.

Current Board of Directors

  • Christie ObenauerPresident
    Hazen, ND
  • Fred SternVice‐President
    Beulah, ND
  • Myria PerrySecretary/Treasurer
    Beulah, ND
  • Dr. D. J. EricksonDirector
    Beulah, ND
  • Mark GerdeDirector
    Beulah, ND
  • Beverly HuberDirector
    Stanton, ND
  • Keith JohnsonDirector
    Hazen, ND
  • Todd LindquistDirector
    Hazen, ND
  • Robin RichterDirector
    Beulah, ND
  • Sienna SailerDirector
    Hazen, ND

Current Administrative Team Members

  • Darrold BertschChief Executive Officer
  • Melissa DillmanChief Financial Officer
  • Marcie Schulz, RNDirector of Patient Care

Sakakawea Medical Center's Annual Tax Return (IRS Form 990) for the previous fiscal year is available for review by request at the Business Office located at 510 8th Ave NE; Hazen, North Dakota. You can contact the Chief Financial Officer at 7017482225 for information.