OAHS Celebrates Milestone Employees

Each year in May, Ortonville Area Health Services celebrates our employees who reach 5-year increment milestone years of continuous service to our organization. The commitment and dedication of these employees is acknowledged and appreciated. In May, 2012, the following employees were recognized:


30 Years

Sharon Botker, Lori Larson (not present Terri Thomson)




25 Years

Sharon Carlson (not present Lynette Siewert)



20 Years

Kim Muenchow, Marge Dragseth, Kate Welberg (not present Linda Sis)




15 Years

Susan Maus, Shirley Swihart, Jody Biever (not present Jan Kirschbaum, Dawn Grant, Linda Ulrich)


10 Years

Denise Muldoon, Pam Karels, Judy Nissen, Kathy Madsen, Joett Nicholson (not present David Meyer, Lois Franzky and Mary Arndt)


5 Years

Diane Laub, Sybil Krause, Kristen Ohm, Amanda Engebretson (not present Rebecca Ash, Alicia Lee, Robin Redepenning and Michelle Tesch)

Friends & Family Council

Friends and Family Council will meet on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the dining room at Northridge Residence.

Topic of discussion is Advanced Directives:

  • Why do I need one?
  • How do I complete one?
  • I have one – where does it need to go?
    Twila Mursu and Marge Dragseth will be on hand to assist attendees with completing an Advanced Directive. A notary will also be available. The public is invited. Election of officers will also be held.
    If you have questions, please contact Marge Dragseth at Northridge Residence – 320.839.6113.

Community Grill Out at Clinton Clinic

Wednesday, May 30
4:00 – 6:00 PM

An open house grill out will be held at the Clinton Clinic to celebrate our expansion of services available in Clinton. Enjoy a free supper. Menu includes:

  • Hamburgers & Hot Dogs
  • Condiments
  • Potato Salad
  • Coleslaw
  • Lemonade
  • Ice Cream Treats

Sharon Swenson, LPN – 50 Year Milestone

On May 21, 2012, Sharon Swenson, LPN reached a milestone that not many, if any, other professionals reach. That date marked 50 years of continuous service at Ortonville Area Health Services for Sharon. Sharon has seen many changes in the years and the most recent is the conversion to electronic medical records.

Nurse Swenson graduated from NDSCS with her LPN degree in the 1961 and moved to Ortonville in 1962 to begin her employment. She also married Dorwin Swenson that year so she will celebrate two 50-year milestones in one year!

In recognition of Sharon’s years of service, an open house was held on May 22 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. honoring Sharon. Thanks Sharon for your dedication!

Hospital Replacement


Support Staff Position
Long Term Care
Part Time


Support Staff Position
Part Time

Housekeeper / Laundry

Support Staff Position
Long Term Care
Part Time


Support Staff Position
Long Term Care
Part Time and Full Time

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Support Staff Position
Hospital and Long Term Care
Full Time




Family Practice

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and a Physician Assistant provide family practice to the area. Our providers care for grandchildren to grandparents and everyone in between and specialize in preventive care, diagnosis and treatment of conditions and overall well-being of our patients. The medical practice is committed to providing a full spectrum of health care for families including maternity care, pediatric care, minor surgery, geriatrics and international travelers’ health consultation through Northside Medical Clinic and Clinton Clinic.

Our family practice practitioners include:

ROBERT ROSS, MD who has been serving patients in our area since 1977. Dr. Ross focuses on family medicine with a special passion of creating individualized smoking cessation programs.

RONALD BEYER, MD has been serving patients in the area since 1983 with special interests including minor surgery and geriatric care.

BRYAN DELAGE, MD has been serving the area since 1992. His special interests include obstetrics, trauma care, sports medicine and flight medicine as well as travel medicine.

ALLAN ROSS, MD has served patients in our area since 2000 and sees patients in both clinics. His special interests include obstetrics, obstetrical ultrasound and orthopedics.

STACY LONGNECKER, MD is the newest physician who joined our team in 2008. She sees a variety of patients but especially enjoys OB and newborns.

CHERYL JURGENS, FNP, CDE has been serving the area since 1982. She sees patients of all ages providing primary care, preventative health care and serves as a certified diabetes educator.

SHEREE KELLER, WHCNP has been serving patients in the area since 1996. She provides women’s health care including contraception, colposcopy, prenatal care, menopause and preventative medicine.

HEATHER TIETJEN, FNP has served patients in the area since 2004. In addition to her focus on family medicine, she has special interests in health education, pediatrics and asthma/allergies.

KELSEY HENNINGSON-KAYE, PA-C, a native of Ortonville has been a member of the medical staff since 2011. She specializes in family practice focusing on wellness, preventative medicine and urgent care needs. She sees patients at Northside Medical Clinic and Clinton Clinic.

Northside Medical Clinic is a family practice clinic physically attached to the Ortonville Hospital for patient convenience. The clinic currently serves a patient population base of 10,000. Our providers care for grandchildren to grandparents and everyone in between and specialize in preventive care, diagnosis and treatment of conditions and overall well being of our patients


Health Fair

OAHS will be hosting the fifth annual Health Fair on Wednesday, May 9. The event will be held in the Ortonville Armory from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch will be available for purchase . The Health Fair will have many participants, free screenings and services.

In conjunction with the Health Fair, OAHS sponsors a “Shopping Extravaganza and several vendors have indicated they will be attending that day including:

  • Thirty-One
  • Pampered Chef
  • Norwex
  • Paparazzi Jewelry
  • Inspiranza Designs
  • Celebrating Homes
  • Rolling Acres Boutique
  • Scentsy

If others are interested in being a part of the Health Fair or Shopping Extravaganza, please contact Donna at 320-839-4138.

Watch local newspapers or listen to the radio for more details related to the OAHS Fifth Annual Health Fair. SEE YOU AT THE HEALTH FAIR ON MAY 9TH!


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