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***************************** ADC 5.13~ 513 00-00-00 46P 9T SMALLTOWN PAPERS **C005 217 W COTA ST SHELTON, WA 98584-2263 ',It SINGLE COPY $1.00 VOL. 135 ISSUE 28 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018 ttO Photo: Larry Biri Above: Mrs. Johnson's First Grade Class at Park River Area Elementary School celebrated lhe new year wilh a new resoMion to =Be Kind: Use kind words and aclions!" Front: (L to R) Lauren Solseng, Kinley $veen, Cam- bria Heigaard, Jack Bina, Hudson Bata, Garret Thompson, Middle: Carter Seim, Alexis Miller, Leigha Mlcoch, Ben Kalaszewicz, Halley Munoz, Shawn Moen, Back: Luke Beneda, Rylan French, Kaden Stabo. i? ?i: PARK RIVER, N.D. -- First Care Health Center recently received awards demonstrat- ing commitment to patient care and patient ex- perience. They received national recognition for performance leadership in quality and pa- tient perspective and received recognition from the North Dakota Hospital Association and Quality Health Associates of North Dako- ta with acceptance of the Zero Harm Certifi- cate. Performance Leadership in Quality and Patient Perspective First Care Health Center has been recog- nized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics and the Na- tional Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Quality and Patient Perspective, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hos- rural citizens. NOSORH enhances the capac- pitals in the nation, ity of SORHs to do this by supporting the de- The rankings are determined each year us- velopment of state and community rural health ing iVantage Health Analytics' Hospital leaders; creating and facilitating state, re- Strength INDEX, the industry's most com- gional, and national partnerships that foster in- prehensive and objective assessment of rural formation sharing and spur rural health-relat- hospital performance. In partnership with ed programs/activities; and enhancing access NOSORH, iVantage Health Analytics has de- to quality healthcare services in rural com- veloped a data-driven program designed to . munities. identify excellence across a spectrum of indi- cators relevant to hospital performance and pa- Zero Harm Certificate tient care. The Hospital Strength INDEX cap- In December, First Care Health Center tures performance metrics for all rural and Crit- also received the Zero Harm Certificate as a re- ical Access Hospitals. suit of quality improvement work with the In- The National Organization of State Offices novate-ND Health Research Educational Trust of Rural Health (NOSORH) was established in 1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health FC - C recognized in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for America's 61 million Cont. pa e 3 GRAFTON, N.D. -- Storage Pros, a lo- cal Grafton, ND based company, has been awarded a number of military contracts. The first contract was awarded for modifica- tion of 20 foot con- tamers for the US Navy Base in San Diego, CA. The second con- tract was for a custom built modular office building for the Fort Rucker Army Base in Fort Rucker, AL. The other contracts were for the Minot AFB in Minot, ND for 20 foot Conex containers. Storage Pros is a storage company that was started by Mike DeSautel in 1979 in Grafton, ND. It began with mini storage and expanded into the sale and rental of storage containers. In 2001 Storage Pros began of- feting office rental and container modifica- tions. Storage Pros is now offering all of these services through- out the United States and Canada. See page 2 PRFL boys win one, lose two See page 7 No of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Good Samaritan grves See page 5 ,es win over Hatton-Northwoo See page