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CHI St. Alexius Health First to Offer an Exclusive Human Milk Diet for NICU Patients

CHI St. Alexius Health, one of the largest Level III neonatal intensive care units (NICU) in the state, anticipates improved outcomes for the extremely premature infants with the introduction of an exclusive human milk diet (EHMD)[i] featuring nutritional fortifiers made from 100 percent donor breastmilk instead of cow milk. Keeping extremely premature infants off cow milk-based nutrition has shown to reduce complications[ii], improve health and reduce the length of stay[iii] in the NICU.

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North Dakota Hospitals Graded

November 27, 2019

Health is a priority on everyone’s list. Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit, released this year’s grade of hospitals across the state. They issue rankings based on how hospitals protect patients from injuries, infections or other errors. In North Dakota, they took a look at CHI St. Alexius, Sanford Health and Trinity Health.

CHI St. Alexius received a ‘B’ grading, the highest in the region.

North Dakota Hospitals Graded

Open for Discussion: The Impacts of the Internet

November 26, 2019

The impact of what you see or play online might not be your first thought when opening an app or grabbing a controller. However, experts say what people expose themselves to online has the potential for detrimental side effects. It's the age of electronic technology. Psychiatrists say more and more people are engaging in online gaming and social media.

The Impacts of the Internet

Remembering the victims of 2018 Air Medical plane crash

It's been one year since three first responders on an errand of mercy died in a plane crash in Morton County. Many are still wondering how the plane broke apart in the air. The National Transportation Safety Board hasn't released its final crash report. Last year in its preliminary report, the NTSB confirmed there was no explosion or plane fire. The wreckage was scattered for nearly a mile. CHI St. Alexius honored the three victims alongside family and friends with a monument on the outside of the south entrance of the hospital.

Remembering the Victims

Robots aid Bismarck surgeons, wow patients

It’s a little more than two weeks since Diane Gladowski, 79, had surgery on her abdomen to repair a hernia, and she’s surprised by how quickly she’s recovering. She’s had surgery before -- hysterectomies, appendectomies, gallbladder surgery -- that left her laid up in an opiate-induced haze for weeks. This time, she went home the same day as the surgery, needed only two opioid pain pills to recover and is already able to perform her favorite type of exercise, waltzing to a classical music program on TV.

Robots aid Bismarck surgeons, wow patients

CHI St. Alexius Health Ranked Safest Hospital in Bismarck

CHI St. Alexius Health has once again been recognized as the safest hospital in Bismarck, and in the region, by The Leapfrog Group for fall, 2019.

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety. Hospitals across the country show a lot of variation when it comes to patient safety. The ability to pinpoint where the problems are, allows The Leapfrog Group to better track progress resulting in fewer deaths from the preventable errors they monitor in their grading system.

CHI St. Alexius Health Ranked Safest Hospital in Bismarck

Hospital dedicates isolette in memory of fallen NICU nurses’ honor

November 5, 2019

It's been nearly one year since three first responders died on an errand of mercy. The Air Medical plane crash in Morton County shocked thousands of North Dakotans. Thousands of dollars were donated in honor of NICU nurse Bonnie Cook. Cook was one of the three first responders who lost their lives during the tragic plane crash last year.

Before Cook's passing, she was helping to gather funds to buy a new isolette for transport on the Air Medical plane. The isolette lost in the crash was covered by insurance and now the hospital has dedicated it to her.

Hospital dedicates isolette in memory of fallen NICU nurses’ honor

Svihovec Receives Sr. Boniface Timmins Award

Angie Svihovec, Vice President of Regional Services and State Advocacy at CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck, was awarded the prestigious Sr. Boniface Timmins Award during CHI St. Alexius Health’s Annual Associate Awards Banquet on October 22, 2019. Angie is recognized for her leadership and skill in establishing relationships and collaborating with various entities. She has spent more than twenty years working in health care administration. Angie is an energetic, motivated servant leader whose positive attitude is greatly appreciated by her colleagues. She leads by faith and trusts in God to carry the medical center through difficult times.

Angie Svihovec Receives Sr. Boniface Timmins Award