Mountrail County Health Center has hired from within for the Director of Nursing and Quality Assurance/Infection Control Director

Stanley, ND- Mountrail County Health Center is pleased to announce that the current interim Director of Nursing (DON)and QA/Infection Control Director, Belinda Moen has accepted the permanent position of DON. In doing so, MCHC has appointed RN, Laura Anderson, to take the Quality Assurance/Infection Control Director position.

photo.JPG“It is always helpful to stabilize leadership positions to move forward with improving services and implementing new programs,” says Michael Hall, MCHC Interim Administrator. “We decided to hire these positions internally since qualified, experienced people were already on staff. I know Belinda and Laura will perform well in their new positions.”

Originally from Bowbells, Belinda started her healthcare career as a CNA at the Kenmare Hospital. She received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing from Minot State in 1998. She worked for 2 years on the OB Floor at Mercy Medical Center in Williston. From there she transferred to Trinity and worked in the ICU before becoming an ICU travel nurse. She joined the Mountrail County Medical Center in 2003 and worked for four years as a staff nurse while studying for her Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Mary. She went to work in the Quality Department at Trinity Health before rejoining the Mountrail County Health Center in 2011 as the QA/Infection Control Director. Belinda currently resides in Powers Lake with her husband John and her two children Paige and Austin.

“I am excited to be given the opportunity to be the DON of Mountrail County Health Center,” says Moen. “This position requires me to be responsible to plan, develop, organize and direct the overall operations of the Nursing Staff in order to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times. I am truly blessed to work with great people.  Mountrail County Health Center has highly qualified staff, and provides great care to the community we serve. I look forward to addressing the current and upcoming challenges that every hospital is facing in healthcare.”

Laura’s nursing career has consisted of the medical floor and emergency room. She started as an RN with the Bethel Home in June of 2013, moving over to the hospital earlier this year. Laura lives north of Plaza with her husband Kevin. She graduated high school from Makoti and attended Bismarck State College from 2009 to 2010 where she received her Associates in Applied Science. She received her Bachelor’s of Nursing in 2013 from Sanford College of Nursing in Bismarck.

“I look forward to working in my new position at MCHC,” says Laura. “My responsibilities include planning, developing, organizing, revising, evaluating and directing the overall Quality Management/Risk Management programs to ensure the highest degree of care, safety and confidentiality is maintained at all times at MCHC. I hope to bring fresh, new ideas to our facility to help ensure we are providing the best health care possible to our community. I look forward to jumping into the exciting new challenges that lay ahead of me and am very thankful MCHC had given me the opportunity to enhance and expand my nursing career!”