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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.

  • 2021 – Brian Twete, Provider/FNP, Northwood Deaconess Health Center
    Due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of the 2020 Dakota Conference, this award will be presented in 2021.
  • 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