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Michelle Walker Joins CHI St. Alexius Health as Development Director

CHI St. Alexius Health has hired Michelle Walker as the new Development Director. Michelle’s role as Development Director will be to plan, direct, implement and evaluate all operations of CHI St. Alexius Health’s Foundation. This includes employee and annual giving campaigns, oversight of the Foundation Resource Cabinet, collaborating with donors, and more.

Michelle Walker

CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Supports Local Education

The CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Foundation has received a grant from the State Office of Rural Health program to help execute a portion of the community health needs assessment conducted in 2019 by the UND Center for Rural Health on behalf of CHI St. Alexius Health.

One area identified as a need in the community health needs assessment is access to Behavioral Health Resources. Funds received from this grant will be used to purchase educational resources for local teachers to use in engaging with students who may be engaging in risky behaviors and suffering from mental health related issues.

Williston Facility Receives a Caring Foundation Grant to Improve Employee Wellness

WILLISTON, N.D. – The CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Foundation recently received a Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND Caring Foundation Rural Grant which will be used to increase engagement in wellness initiatives through education of health and wellness.

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WILLISTON, N.D. – The CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Foundation has announced a much welcomed renovation, thanks to generous donations from American Bank State and Trust, KLE Construction and other numerous community donors.

CHI Summit to Host National Expert, Dr. Alan Berkowitz

The CHI North Dakota Violence Prevention Program is hosting its 2021 Spotlight on Prevention Summit on June 10, 2021 from 1 - 5 pm central. This free, virtual event will bring together professionals and community members statewide. The summit will feature Dr. Alan Berkowitz noted scholar, researcher, public speaker and founding figure in the development of Social Norms Theory. Dr. Berkowitz has over twenty-five years of experience in higher education as a trainer, psychologist, faculty member, and Counseling Center Director. He is a leader in Social Norms Theory research and implementation of the model.

CHI Summit to Host National Expert, Dr. Alan Berkowitz

CHI St. Alexius Health Welcomes Sister Nancy Miller, OSB, as Mission Integration Director

CHI St. Alexius Health has hired Sister Nancy Miller, OSB, as the new Mission Integration Director. Sr. Nancy is a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, sponsors of CHI St. Alexius. She also served as a Board Member at the hospital for 13 years.

As the Director of Mission Integration, Sr. Nancy is tasked with fully integrating CHI St. Alexius Health’s mission and values as well as its heritage, ethics and identity into the environment, processes, policies and procedures of the organization. She will have responsibility for and executive oversight, leadership and direction of “Mission Services” at CHI St. Alexius in Bismarck, Mandan, Turtle Lake, Garrison, Minot and Washburn including, but not limited to the areas of, Spiritual Care, Community Benefit, Ethics, Violence Prevention, Indigenous People’s Hospital, Formation, Workplace Spirituality and Ecclesial Relations, etc. In collaboration with the local President, Kurt Schley, and the Division SVP, Mission Integration, Andrew Santos, Sr. Nancy will have the responsibility to help guide and lead all employees, as true “mission integrators,” to ensure the mission and values of the organization are inherently alive and fully integrated.

Sister Nancy Miller, OSB

CHI St. Alexius Health Consistently Ranks Highest in North Dakota for Safety and Quality

CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck is the highest rated hospital for safety and quality in North Dakota. They consistently hold a B-Grade in Safety by the Leapfrog Group and a 4-Star Quality Rating by CMS. When these scores are combined, CHI St. Alexius is the only hospital to have achieved these scores with regard to providing quality and safe care to patients.

“The CMS 4-star quality rating and the Leapfrog safety grade illustrate the commitment our physicians and associates have to providing the highest level of care to our patients,” said Kurt Schley, Bismarck President. “Our Benedictine tenant is to receive all as Christ and there is no better way to receive a patient as Christ than to provide them with high quality health care services.”

CHI St. Alexius Health Consistently Ranks Highest in North Dakota for Safety and Quality

Celebrating Nurses Week with a Daisy Chain

People remember the extraordinary care they receive.

That was true for family members of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP). Inspired by the care Patrick received for this little-known autoimmune disease, his family created the not-for-profit DAISY Foundation. It recognizes the super-human care nurses provide every day in communities around the world.