Darrold Bertsch

Chief Executive Officer, Sakakawea Medical Center and Coal Country Community Health Center

Darrold Bertsch is the CEO of Sakakawea Medical Center, a Critical Access Hospital located in Hazen, North Dakota and is also the CEO of Coal Country Community Health Center, an FQHC with locations in Beulah, Hazen, Killdeer and Center North Dakota. Darrold has served in this unique shared CEO role for the last 8 years, leading collaborative efforts that have improved the delivery of patient care and the development of a patient centered medical neighborhood of care. Darrold has worked in healthcare for 44 years, the last 24 as a CEO. Darrold is an active proponent of rural healthcare and serves on various local, state and national boards and committees.