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Custer Health becomes Western Plains Public Health



Mandan, North Dakota – Custer Health will shortly be renamed Western Plains Public Health.

Western Plains Public Health (WPPH) serves the counties of Morton, Grant, Mercer, Oliver, and Sioux. Since the 1950s, the organization has strived to provide basic health services to local communities. General nursing, vaccines, alcohol and tobacco prevention, environmental health, emergency preparedness, and care for women, babies, and children are among their initiatives.

“Our name doesn’t really lend one to understand what Custer Health is,” explained WPPH Administrator, Erin Ourada. “So, we recognized a need to better align with who we are, what we do, and who we serve in our communities.”

Western Plains Public Health, like Custer Health, is dedicated to promoting healthy communities via promotion, protection, and prevention, according to officials.

“The timing was right, taking what we’ve learned and looking to the future of public health,” stated Ourada in a separate press release. “Our continued dedication to healthier communities has led us to this point, and as Western Plains Public Health, our commitment is stronger than ever.”

An open house will be held in Mandan on Wednesday, May 17, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT at 403 Burlington Street Southeast to commemorate the rebranding. This website and the organization’s Facebook page have further information on Western Plains Public Health.