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Published on April 29, 2015

Altru Announces New Manager of Pastoral Services

Grand Forks, ND – Altru Health System is proud to announce Mark Ellingson has accepted the position of manager of pastoral services. Ellingson will oversee and work alongside the chaplains caring for Altru’s patients, families and employees.

Ellingson has worked at Altru since January of 2012 as the hospice chaplain. He also serves on Altru’s Ethics Committee.

Ellingson has served as an ordained United Methodist pastor for over 30 years. He graduated from Moorhead State University with a double major in mass communications and speech. Ellingson attended seminary in Wilmore, Ky., and earned a Master of Divinity. He became a board certified chaplain by the Association of Professional Chaplains in 2014. He has worked extensively with disasters, including the Red River floods and the Northwood, N.D., tornado. He is a member of Red River Resilience, a group which seeks to build community resilience in the face of disaster.

About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a specialty hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, a large home care network, and a congregate living facility. It employs more than 200 physicians and 4,000 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $450 million. As the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru’s providers have access to clinically integrated tools extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to patients.