March 2005

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


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.