Jamestown Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Kent Diehl to its team of JRMC Emergency Department physicians.

Dr. Diehl has more than 20 years of experience in Emergency Medicine, including about 15 in rural settings. In addition to his time in the Emergency Department, Dr. Diehl also has extensive leadership experience, including serving as a lead physician and as medical director for a home health and hospice program.

“We are thrilled to onboard Dr. Diehl,” said K.C. DeBoer, JRMC President & CEO. “JRMC’s mission is to be the best rural hospital in the country. This is one more step in that direction.”

Dr. Diehl joins fellow emergency department physicians Dr. Scott Goecke and Dr. Ben Muscha. JRMC previously covered unfilled emergency department physician openings with contract physicians.

“Contract physicians are highly skilled and well-trained, however, adding a full-time provider like Dr. Diehl creates a continuity of care that is best for both our patients and the medical community,” DeBoer said.

A native North Dakotan, Dr. Diehl grew up in Carson, N.D. and was active in the rodeo circuit, first in bull riding and then team roping. He now lives in Scottsdale, Ariz., however, he still has family throughout the state.

“It’s great to be back in North Dakota,” Dr. Diehl said. “The quality of care is great up here.”

Dr. Diehl completed his undergraduate work at Concordia College, medical school at the University of North Dakota and residency in Bismarck, where he gained experience at JRMC through a residency rotation.

He has held medical leadership roles and gained emergency experience in various, rural North Dakota communities like Elgin, Glen Ullin, Steele and others.

Dr. Diehl and his wife have five children.

In his free time, Dr. Diehl enjoys recreational opportunities, especially mountain biking.