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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

Be Smart When Shoveling Snow

With record amounts of snow already this season and more of the same on the way, doctors are urging common sense when going to remove it. Each year, tens of thousands of people are sent to the hospital suffering from a heart attack while shoveling snow. Experts said some of the best tips are to take frequent breaks and pay attention to how your body is reacting while shoveling. You’re also advised not to eat a large meal before heading outside, which can create extra strain on your heart.

Be Smart When Shoveling Snow

Meet Max and Mary: Helping hospital patients on their ‘ruff’ days

There are numerous types of therapy out there. But there’s one that might be the paw-fect one for you. Pet therapy has been scientifically linked to reducing blood pressure, anxiety, depression, and it can even overall lower your physical pain. Unfortunately, patients aren’t allowed to bring in their own pets–but that’s where Max and Mary come in.

This dynamic duo has been an inseparable team for almost 3 and half years now and have zeroed in on one shared goal. Director of Activities for Transitional Care Unit Mary Dunn says, “To brighten someone’s day because who wouldn’t be excited to see a four legged friend for a visit.”

Meet Max and Mary: Helping hospital patients on their ‘ruff’ days

Beyond the Sidelines: Anna Folk

In this month’s beyond the sidelines, we meet Mandan head volleyball coach Anna Folk. When Anna is not leading the Braves, she works as a cardiovascular sonographer, which means she performs ultrasound imagining evaluating different aspects of the heart.

Beyond the Sidelines: Anna Folk

Raising North Dakota: ‘What About Me?’

Bringing a new baby home is an exciting time. But amid all that excitement, there’s often an older sibling who may feel a little left out. In this week’s Raising North Dakota, Alysia Huck tells us about a class that will help prepare them for all the changes that lay ahead.

Raising North Dakota: ‘What About Me?’

Addressing Domestic Violence as a Health Crisis in North Dakota

Last year, over 6,000 domestic violence incidents were reported to crisis intervention centers in North Dakota. But the number is actually much higher, because only about half of the people who experience domestic and sexual violence ever report it. This is not a new problem, and back in 2015, several CHI St. Alexius Health facilities noticed a serious intimate partner violence problem. So they formed the CHI North Dakota Violence Prevention Program to address it head-on.

Addressing Domestic Violence as a Health Crisis in North Dakota