January 2001

Responsibility for St. Ansgar’s Health Center Transfers to Community

Responsibility for St. Ansgar’s Health Center in Park River, N.D., transferred to the Park River community effective January 1, ending Catholic Health Initiatives’ affiliation with the hospital. As part of the transition agreement, the hospital’s name changed to First Care Health Center.

"We have appreciated working with the staff, physicians, community volunteers and other supporters of the facility," said Patricia A. Cahill, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives. "We wish the best to them and to the citizens of Park River as they work for the future of the hospital."

While the facility is no longer affiliated with the Catholic Church, the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary will continue to provide consulting services to First Care Health Center for mission, ethics and values.