About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a community-owned, non-profit, integrated health system headquartered in Grand Forks, ND. With more than 180 physician on staff throughout our main campus and regional clinics, we offer comprehensive medical services in all areas of primary care, including family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and internal medicine. Our specialists, trained in more that 40 areas, offer expertise and peace of mind when dealing with complex medical issues.

Get to Know: Meghan Compton, Altru’s Chief Legal Counsel

At Altru, Meghan Compton serves as Chief Legal Counsel, overseeing legal affairs, compliance and risk management, leading legislative advocacy efforts and advising the Executive Team and Board of Directors. At home, Meghan is a wife and mom to three superheroes

Want to Get Active & Be Social? Try Volunteering

Adele Laudal was looking for new activities after retirement. Friends suggested volunteering, and so she began a weekly volunteer shift in the Altru Alliance Gift Shop. Adele reflects on why she chose to volunteer at Altru, “I wanted to …

10 Things to Know about Janice Hamscher, Altru’s Incoming Chief Nursing Officer


Janice Hamscher, MSN, MBA, BSN, RN, is caring, compassionate and smart (did you see all those letters after her name?), and we are proud to introduce her as the incoming Chief Nursing Officer at Altru Health System.

Prior to joining …

Treating Patients Like Family | Billy Haug, MD

BikingDr. Billy Haug’s warm personality and genuine caring spirit makes him a favorite around Altru Health System. His patients say his vested interest in their health and well-being, beyond their time at the clinic, is what sets him apart. We’ve …

Returning Patients to the Game of Life – Jeremy Gardner, MD

700x700_Dr GardnerAs a kid, Dr. Jeremy Gardner of Altru Advanced Orthopedics dreamt of being a football coach. Today, he helps patients return to the game of life after injury.

“I’m most motivated by watching patients improve. I love seeing them be …

Passionate about Patients – Greg Lapp, MD

450x450_Dr LappGreg Lapp, MD, FRCSC, is known for his compassionate and understanding attitude toward patients. When asked about his approach to patient care, Dr. Lapp shared that he makes recommendations to patients as if they were a member of his …