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CHI St. Alexius purchases Respiratory Helmets for COVID Patients

CHI St. Alexius Health is excited to offer another tool to help COVID-19 patients suffering from acute respiratory distress. The device is a respiratory helmet that will improve oxygen flow and allow the critically ill patients to breathe easier, remain conscious and avoid intubation.

CHI St. Alexius purchases Respiratory Helmets for COVID Patients

FDA approves new COVID drug

FDA approves new COVID drug for mild cases under emergency use authorization

There’s a new drug approved for treatment of COVID-19. And, you might have heard about it before. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Incorporated recently got the “okay” from the Food and Drug Administration for its “COVID cocktail” that President Donald Trump was prescribed about a month ago. The FDA cleared Regeneron’s antibody treatment on Saturday for emergency use in COVID-positive patients with mild to moderate symptoms. The company’s CEO reported Monday, Regeneron will provide the U.S. with 300,000 doses of the drug.

FDA approves new COVID drug

Traveling Nurse gets shocking diagnosis in ND

Traveling nurse gets shocking diagnosis while helping with coronavirus efforts in North Dakota

A traveling nurse from the east coast who made her way to North Dakota to help out with the coronavirus efforts received a shocking diagnosis, but she’s still remaining positive through it all. “It’s pretty surreal and unbelievable how all of it happened,” said Helene Neville, a traveling nurse. She arrived in Bismarck on September 7 to help out with the coronavirus efforts. She says she was working three to four 12 hour shifts every week until mid-October. Then, she started feeling tired and decided to go to the ER, where she was greeted by a nurse.

Traveling Nurse gets shocking diagnosis in ND

Traveling Nurse working in Bismarck

KX Conversation: Ebonie Siemer, a traveling nurse from Florida working in a Bismarck hospital. Ebonie Siemer, a traveling nurse from Florida who is working at a Bismarck hospital, joins Nov. 25’s KX Conversation after a patient of hers, who was extremely ill with COVID-19, called our station with an amazing review of Ebonie.

Traveling Nurse working in Bismarck

Patrick D. Grace, MD, Joins CHI St. Alexius Health Pain Clinic

CHI St. Alexius Health is pleased to welcome Patrick D. Grace, MD, to its pain medicine team. Grace received his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga., and completed an anesthesiology residency at Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, N.C. He completed his fellowship in multidisciplinary & interventional pain medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

Patrick D. Grace, MD

Air Force nurses arrive in North Dakota

Sixty Air Force nurses have arrived to help North Dakota hospitals in the on-going fight against COVID-19. Twenty ICU nurses and 40 medical surgical nurses have been split among six major hospitals throughout the state hospitals in the on-going fight against COVID-19. The Department of Defense’s operation plan is to help hospitals with patients in four major cities: Bismarck, Minot, Fargo and Grand Forks.

Air Force nurses arrive in North Dakota

Flisak and Schulz Join CHI St. Alexius Health Heart & Lung Clinic

CHI St. Alexius Health is pleased to welcome Michael Flisak, DO, and Alexis Schulz, DNP, to the interventional cardiology, and cardiology team at Heart & Lung Clinic.

Flisak and Schulz Join CHI St. Alexius Health Heart & Lung Clinic

Extraordinary Nurse Recognized at CHI St. Alexius Bismarck

Jet Velunta, a nurse at CHI St. Alexius Health, was honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses ®. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day. The DAISY Award recipient, Jet, was recognized for the way he builds a lasting relationship with his patients as an operating room nurse. Jet is explained as having a big heart and brightening the room for patients and their families.

Extraordinary Nurse Recognized at CHI St. Alexius Bismarck