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Schatz returns to Linton Hospital and clinics

CEO/Administrator Robert Black welcomes Physician Assistant Alice Schatz back to Linton Hospital and clinics. CEO/Administrator Robert Black welcomes Physician Assistant Alice Schatz back to Linton Hospital and clinics. Physician Assistant Alice Schatz is looking forward to her return to Linton Hospital and Clinics beginning Feb. 4, 2013.

“I missed being part of the community,” Schatz said. “This will also give me more time at home with my family,”

Schatz said she is impressed with the many improvements that the facility has made in recent years, especially with the addition of the CT scanner. She also is looking forward to the alliance with St. Alexius as she believes that will provide more resources to the staff and the community.

“I am coming back to an excellent staff, and I am looking forward to working with them, and getting reacquainted with former patients and meeting new patients as well,” Schatz said.

Schatz said she shares the common goal of the staff of Linton Hospital and Clinics— providing good health care to the people.

Comments from Black

“We are very pleased that Alice has decided to return to the Linton Medical Center,” Black said. “Her experience will serve her well as she resumes her practice in Linton and Herreid.”

He added, “She is well liked and respected by the employees of the hospital and our clinics. She is a member of the community whom we know and trust.”

Black also said Schatz is caring and compassionate and has that special ability to put her patients at ease.


Alice is the daughter of Raymond and Mildred Splonskowski. She was born and raised on a farm north of Braddock.

She attended grade school at Braddock and high school at St. Mary’s in Bismarck. After graduating from St. Mary’s High School in 1976, she attended Bismarck Junior College and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1978. In 1980, she received her Bachelor of Nursing Degree from Mary College.

After graduating from Mary, Schatz was a registered nurse at St. Alexius Medical Center until 1987. She served as a nurse at the Strasburg Nursing Home for a year, and then began her duties as a registered nurse at Linton Medical Center until 1994. She also did home health care for St. Alexius from 1985 to 1994.

In 1994 and 1995, Schatz attended the University of North Dakota receiving her Physician Assistant Certifi- cation in 1995. From 1995 through 2006, she worked at the Linton Medical Center as a physician assistant, covering the Campbell County Clinic in Herreid and Pollock. She worked as a hospitalist at St. Alexius in Bismarck from 2006 through 2012.As a hospitalist, she performed the role of the patient’s primary caregiver, admitting patients and practicing internal medicine in the hospital.


Alice married Bruce Schatz in 1985. They farm in the Temvik area and have two adult children. Carmen is married to Craig Wald, and they live in Fargo. Craig is attending North Dakota State University, Fargo, and he will be graduating in May with a major in biology education.

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