Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center

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Amanda Pinnock, RN, MS, NP-C

Amanda Pinnock is a 2014 graduate of the University of North Dakota Family Nurse Practitioner Program with a Master's of Science Degree in Nursing. Prior to her FNP degree, Amanda worked for 5 years as an emergency room nurse at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Amanda's last 2 years at Altru she was a patient care coordinator in the Emergency Room Department. Amanda is originally from the Walhalla, ND, area.


Amanda sees patients of all ages in both the Hallock and Karlstad clinics. Amanda enjoys getting to know her patients and their families.

Julie Johnson, RN MS, CFNP

Julie Johnson Certified Nurse Practitioner, joined KMHC in 2006. She is a graduate of UND College of Nursing (MS-2003). She holds certificates in advance cardiac life support and works a lot with diabetes, cholesterol, acne, HTN, etc...


Julie treats and provides well exams for patients of all ages. She has been practicing in our area since 2003; she primarily serves the clinic in Hallock and the hospital's emergency room.

James Surdy, M.D

Dr. Surdy joined KMHC permanent medical staff in April of 2011. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has over 25 years experience. Dr. Surdy is a 1989 graduate of the University of Minnesota-School of Medicine , and he completed his intern medicine residency training at Abbott northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis in 1992.


Dr. Surdy sees patients primarily at the clinic in Hallock and on limited basis in Karlstad, MN.

Karen Warner, PA-C

Karen Warner, Certified Physician Assistant started at KMHC as an LPN in 1984, RN 1987 and as a Physician Assistant in 1999. She received her LPN from AVTI in EGF, her RN at Northland TRF, and her PC from UND. She has a background in family medicine. Karen has completed additional training in advanced trauma life support.


Karen enjoys serving patient of all ages. Her primary location is the Kittson Memorial Clinic of Hallock and she also takes hospital and emergency call rotation.

In-House Practitioners