Ashley Medical Center

About Us

The Ashley Medical Center is a 20-bed critical access hospital with a 24/7 emergency room.
We are staffed with three nurse practitioners. We also have a physician on call.
AMC services include radiology, laboratory and surgery facilities for any need.
AMC is a Level V trauma center and Acute Stroke Ready. E-emergency means ER patients are just seconds away from a Level I trauma doctor. 

612 Center Ave. North
Ashley, N.D.

Our providers

Lori Bichler, FNP-C
Graduated with a RN-BSN and a FNP-MSN from the University of Mary. Lori is APRN, FNP-C and ANCC certified; ATLS, ACLS, and PALS certified. She is a N.D. Nurse Practitioners Association member. Lori has been working in health care for 30 years, with the past 20 years dedicated to the Ashley Medical Center. She has had various roles over the past years as a provider, educator, counselor and surgical assistant. 

Physician on call:
Dr. Bradly Skari, Family Medicine
Visiting doctors:
Dr. Raymond Larsen - Opthalmologist
Dr. Geoffry Rath - Optometrist
Dr. Eric Froehling - Chiropractor 
Dr. Steven Maier - Surgeon 

Key staff

Eric Heupel, CEO
Jerry Lepp, CFO            
Jeremy St. Aubin, Physical Therapist
Michael VanHorn, X-ray Supervisor
Clarence Gilstad, Lab Supervisor
Kathy Jenner, RN, Director of Nursing
Linda Pfeifle, Medical Records Supervisor
Lucy Meidinger, LPN, Discharge Planner, WIC Director, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, and QA Coordinator
Jackie Klipfel, RN, Nursing Educator
Steve Fischer, Maintenance Supervisor
Denny Hoffman, Dietary Supervisor

Tara Brandner, DNP, FNP-C
Graduated with a RN-BSN from the University of Mary and FNP-MSN and DNP from George Washington University. Tara serves as the co-legislative liaison and president for the N.D. Nurse Practitioners Association. Tara also serves as an adjunct faculty for the University of Mary nurse practitioner program. In addition, she is a member of the North Dakota Center for Nursing and APRN preceptor bureau. 

Our Board

Polly Wyrick-Ulrich, President
Kristie Schnabel, Vice President
Candace Nies, Secretary
Anthony Neu, Executive Director

Brenda Meyer
Jean Schnabel
Mark Schaunaman
Michael Schlepp
JoAnne Stugelmayer
Cori Randall, FNP-C
Undergraduate: University of Mary, Bismarck, ND Graduate: University of Mary, Bismarck, ND Masters of Science in Nursing Education Maryville University, St. Louis, MO Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner.
Continuing Education: Aesthetic Medical Educators Training in Botox and Juvaderm injectables, Dermatology for the Non-Dermatologist continuing
education by Health University of South Florida, Training in Restylane and Dysport fillers and injectables.
Chargemaster for Ashley Medical Center
Effective 1/1/2019
Bradly Skari, MD
Completed his residency for Family Medicine at the UND Family Practice Center in Grand Forks, ND. He went to medical school at UND School of Science and Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Skari is certified with the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Academy of Family Practice. He is also a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians and North Dakota American Medical Association.
The information provided on this website is a best estimate and is not a guarantee of what you will be charged. Based on your unique medical condition and medical needs as determined by your provider, the actual charges will be either lower or higher than the estimates on this website. The actual charges will depend upon a variety of factors such as: the length of time spent in surgery or recovery, the number of days spent in the hospital, specific equipment, supplies and medications required, additional tests required by your provider, and/or any unusual special care or unexpected conditions or complications. These estimates do not include any provider charges (e.g. office visit, surgeon, CRNA, emergency room provider, radiologist, pathologist, consulting physicians, etc.). If you have insurance, your benefits will ultimately determine the amount you owe (including deductibles, co-pay, co-insurance and out-of-pocket maximums). If you have questions or would like us to help you estimate the amount you will be responsible for, please call 701-288-3433.