The North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown recently hired Beth Satrom as its director of nursing.
In her role, Satrom will oversee the hospital’s nursing team that provides specialty care to individuals with severe, complex and persistent mental illnesses and substance use disorders or other co-occurring diagnoses. Satrom will also lead high-impact initiatives supporting key operational strategies and patient-focused outcomes.
Satrom, a registered nurse, joins the State Hospital after nearly 15 years at Essentia Health in Fargo where she worked in various positions including direct patient care, nursing leadership and strategic planning and management of virtual patient services. In her most recent position as multi-statewide director of telecare services, she led a team of over 250 frontline professionals who provided virtual scheduling, patient access, nurse triage services and referral management across the patient care system.
“We are excited to welcome Beth to the North Dakota State Hospital,” said Rosalie Etherington, the hospital’s superintendent. “She brings a unique blend of experience to her new role that includes providing patient care, leading a large group of team members in a health care system and implementing innovative patient-centered initiatives that put the needs of patients and their health at the forefront.”
Satrom earned a master’s in nursing administration from the University of Mary in Bismarck and degrees in nursing from the Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, and general studies from the University of North Dakota.