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The expansion of the clinic at the Mountrail County Medical Center was “open for business” on Monday, May 11th, 2015.  The expansion with nine additional exam rooms will allow for more efficient scheduling of the MCMC providers and will provide space for Specialists to come into the clinic.  

This beautiful clinic was made possible due to a generous pledge given during the summer of 2014 by the Stanley Community Hospital (SCH) Board that governs the T.H. Reiarson trust.  Mr. Reiarson was a life-long farmer, who lived south of Ross.  In his Last Will and Testament, he created this trust for the benefit of the Stanley Community Hospital.  Mr. Reiarson was specific in his will that the trust be prudently managed by the SCH board and be used  solely  for improvements and equipment.  This trust has been helping with improvements for the hospital since the late 1970s and most recently helped the Mountrail County Medical Center purchase a new Electronic Medical Records system.  This new system will improve the entire patient experience throughout the spectrum of their care from the moment they make their appointment until all care has been provided.

In the Fall of 2013, as the Mountrail County Health Foundation was reviewing possible ways to finance the three phases of construction that the Mountrail County Health Center wanted to complete, an interesting discovery was made. Upon a close reading of Mr. Reiarson’s will, they found this statement: “It is my desire and wish that said Trustees shall cause to be erected a new medical clinic building for the hospital and if the Trustees shall so concur, shall be known as the Reiarson Clinic.”  When Mr. Reiarson created this Trust and stated the above, he more than likely had no idea that the Trust would have the resources to make a commitment at this level.  The SCH Board is sure that if he were alive today, Mr. Reiarson would be proud of this new facility, now known as the T.H. Reiarson Rural Health Clinic, which has been built in his honor for the community of Stanley.