January/Februay 2006

North Dakota Hospitals to Share Leadership

The boards of four Catholic Health Initiatives market-based organizations in North Dakota have agreed to a shared leadership model in which the facilities will share one chief executive officer. Carrington Health Center in Carrington, Lisbon Area Health Services in Lisbon, Mercy Hospital in Valley City and Oakes Community Hospital in Oakes will use the new leadership model to share proven practices, improve operating performance, enhance staff recruitment and retention and develop new ways to strengthen rural health delivery. Recruitment of a chief executive is underway.