March 2005

Krein of Mercy in Devils Lake Recognized for 31 Years of Service

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Catholic Health Initiatives has recognized Marlene Krein, president and chief executive officer of Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake, N.D., for 31 years of service to the market-based organization. Krein joined Mercy as vice president of nursing and became president in 1984. She was the first laywoman to serve as chief executive of a Catholic hospital in North Dakota, and also served as the first woman president of the North Dakota Hospital Association.