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Nelson County Health Systems

Care Center 

108 E. Nyhus Ave
PO Box 427
McVille, ND 58254


Room at the Care Center
Newly remodeled rooms
at the Care Center

Nelson County Health Systems
- Care Center
is a 39 bed Skilled Nursing Facility.  It's caring staff believe that quality of life for every human being is dependent upon the person's physical, social, mental, emotional and spiritual well being. 

In doing so the following is a non-inclusive list of services offered by the Care Center:


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24 hour Skilled Nursing Care
Consultant - Registered Dietitian
Local Physician Visits
Whirlpool Baths
Consultant Psychiatric Services
Barber and Beauty Shop
Physical Therapy
Weekly Worship Services and Bible Study
Occupational Therapy
Scheduled Activity Programming
Speech Therapy
Licensed Social Worker
Hospice Service
Optometry & Hearing Care Locally
Private and Semi-private Rooms
Handicap Van Available
Medicare and Medicaid Approved
Respite Care
On site Laboratory Services

We would like to provide you with additional information,
please contact us at 701-322-4314.

Pansey Nelson County Health System Care Center History

Care CenterThis facility was first opened on July 3, 1963 under the auspices of McVille Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and owned by the Dakota Health Corporation.  The Board of Directories included Dr. R.L. Coultrip, Victor Reiten, Ove Lunde, Virgil Schothorst and Connie Kellen.

The Center was licensed as a nursing home when it was sold to Friendship Homes, Inc., on April 1st, 1966.  The Board included Rev. G.L. Riffe as President along with Rev. Wm. V. Amundson and Rev. Don Waggoner.  The Facility was sold to HMU Management Corporation and managed by Alpha, Inc., with Rev. Wm. J. Amundson as President.  The Facility was known as Friendship Manor.

HMU Management Corporation assumed management on January 1st, 1988 and the facility was known as Friendship Healthcare Center.  HMU Management Corporation is owned by Glen Urquhart and based in Edina, Minnesota, with Glen Urquhart as President.

On January 1, 1998, the City of McVille purchased the Friendship Healthcare Center and assumed ownership, under the direction of an elected Board of Directors representative of our service area.  Continuing to operate as one part of the entire Nelson County Health System, under the direction of Cathy Swenson, Administrator, we are now known as the Care Center, licensed as a 46 bed Medicare and Medicaid facility providing skilled nursing services twenty-four hours a day 7 days a week, under the direction of our Medical team consisting of Dr. Cowasji, medical Director; and Board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics; Dr. Erling Martinson, Family Practitioner and our nurse practitioner, Darlene Kelly ARNP. Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Certified Nursing Assistants work cooperatively with Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Social Service staff, Dietary and Activity Personnel to provide individualized personal care specific to each of our resident's physical, mental, and psychosocial needs. Contracted service by licensed professionals in Pharmacy, Social Work, Rehabilitative Services, Diabetes Education, and Psychiatric Care, as well as Dental and Optometry referrals are also available. In order to meet the personal daily needs of our residents, we also provide Barber, Beauty, Housekeeping, and Laundry services.

Spiritual Care is provided by area Pastors and Priests and is a vital part of the Care Center's Holistic approach for our resident's well being. Non denominational services are held weekly with monthly communion and weekly Bible Studies. Catholic Mass is also available on a monthly basis.

The completion of a facility wide renovation and remodeling project has added to the home like atmosphere of our facility. NCHS - Care Center seeks to provide care to our Resident's in a manner and an environment that promotes quality of life with an emphasis on dignity, choice, and self determination. volunteer opportunities exist in all area, and our residents continue to participate as active members in many facility and community events. Please contact us if you have any questions, or better yet, stop by and have some coffee and personally visit with us. All of us would welcome your visit!


Nelson County Health System believes in the worth of every individual and that each is unique with their own particular strengths and needs.  We believe that quality of life for every human being is dependent upon the persons physical, social, mental, emotional and spiritual well being.



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