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Outstanding Rural Health Provider

This award is presented to a healthcare provider (e.g., physician, nurse, dentist, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, dietitian, etc.), who practice in rural North Dakota, and is unselfishly committed to improving the health of their community and service area.



  • 2019 – Clark Kruta, CRNA, APRN, CHI Mercy Health, Valley City and Debra Middleton, ENP-C, FNP-BC, Cooperstown Medical Center
  • 2018 – Gary Ramage, MD, McKenzie County Healthcare Systems, Watford City
  • 2017 – Mark Longmuir, MD, Mountrail County Medical Center, Stanley
  • 2016 – Condetta Ness, Northwood Deaconess Health Center, Northwood
  • 2015 – Aaron Garman, MD, Coal Country Community Health Center, Beulah