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Outstanding Rural Health Career

This award is presented to a healthcare professional who has devoted his/her career to making significant contributions to improving healthcare in rural North Dakota.

  • 2024 – Brad Gibbens, acting director and assistant professor at the Center for Rural Health, Grand Forks
  • 2023 – Darrold Bertsch, Interim CEO at Sakakawea Medical Center/Coal Country Community Health Center, Hazen/Beulah
  • 2022 – Pete Antonson, CEO of the Northwood Deaconess Health Center
  • 2020 – Erling Martinson, MD, Family Medicine Specialist and Medical Director with Nelson County Health System
  • 2019 – Duane Glasner, Health Officer, Rolette County Public Health District