FSBND honored by trade associationThe Independent Community Bankers of America, the only national trade association for community banks, has recognized First State Bank of North Dakota (FSBND) for 55 years of membership and service to the communities it serves.
The Independent Community Bankers of America, the only national trade association for community banks, has recognized First State Bank of North Dakota (FSBND) for 55 years of membership and service to the communities it serves.
FSBND, which has been in business for nearly 110 years, has been a member of the ICBA since 1957. Its banks are in Arthur, Buffalo, Casselton, Enderlin, LaMoure, Lisbon, Marion and Oakes.
“As an ICBA member, First State Bank of North Dakota is proud to be part of a nationwide network of community banks that advocate on behalf of this great industry and its valued customers,” Kim Larson, FSBND president and CEO, said. “First State Bank of North Dakota looks forward to continuing its role with ICBA to help strengthen and preserve the community banking industry so that consumers across the nation can experience the difference of working with a local community bank for years to come.”
Ten North Dakota health care facilities have been presented with awards for their innovative and groundbreaking efforts to improve the coordination and quality of care delivered to patients, while simultaneously holding down health care costs.
Among the award winners was Family Medical Clinic in Lisbon, N.D., which received the 2012 Distinctive Innovator Award for Better Health for its use of MediQHome to better track and monitor the health of patients with chronic conditions. The clinic also used MediQHome to identify patients overdue for a colonoscopy, earning the all-female staff the nickname the “Queens of Colonoscopy.”
The organizations from throughout the state were honored for their work with an innovative statewide program introduced by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota during the first-annual Innovations in Health Care Awards luncheon at the Ramada Plaza Suites in Fargo Sept. 25. The awards event was hosted by BCBSND together with the North Dakota Department of Health.
“All the winners should be commended for their accomplishments,” said Paul von Ebers, president and CEO of BCBSND. “North Dakota providers are succeeding in transforming the state’s health care system and putting a greater emphasis on patient care, coordination and quality, while also reducing costs.”