Darrold Bertsch, the CEO of Sakakawea Medical Center, a Critical Access Hospital located in Hazen, North Dakota and also the CEO of Coal Country Community Health Center, an FQHC with locations in Beulah, Hazen, Killdeer and Center North Dakota is here with us today.
“There are challenges that certainly come our way, but local challenges need local solutions that are developed by local people.”
Darrold has served in this unique shared CEO role for the last 7 years, leading collaborative efforts that have improved the delivery of patient care and the development of a patient centered medical neighborhood of care.
Darrold has worked in healthcare for 43 years, the last 23 as a CEO. He is an active proponent of rural healthcare and serves on various local, state and national boards and committees.