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E.J. Kuiper new president and CEO of CHI Health

CHI St. Alexius Health is pleased to announce that E.J. Kuiper is the new CEO of CHI Health and President of CommonSpirit Health’s Midwest Division. Monday, Jan. 17, Kuiper began providing strategic leadership and overall operational oversight to the health system’s 28 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health centers, and more than 150 employed physician practices in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and North Dakota. CHI St. Alexius Health is part of CHI Health, the Midwest Division of CommonSpirit Health which includes locations in North Dakota, eastern Minnesota, Nebraska and southwest Iowa. 

Kuiper comes to CHI Health with significant health care experience, most recently serving as president and CEO at Hospital Sisters Health System Illinois--a nine-hospital division totaling more than 1,150 acute care beds. He received his bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the Academy for Physical Therapy in the Netherlands; a master’s degree in health science, health services administration from Florida Gulf Coast University; and a doctor of physical therapy degree from St. Augustine University. 

E.J. Kuiper new president and CEO of CHI Health

Cancer Survivorship Workshops

More people are surviving cancer than ever before, but it can still impact many aspects of someone’s life. CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck is hosting a variety of hands-on workshops to help cancer survivors and caretakers manage the different challenges cancer presents.

All workshops are taught by highly trained professionals in a safe learning environment. For a complete list including presenter information, visit here.

Cancer Survivorship Workshops

New Years Baby Blessing

The first baby of the New Year was born at CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Medical Center at 3:05 a.m. January 1, 2022. 

New Years Baby Blessing

Diabetes Meal Plan

Can you give me a meal plan? What should I eat?  What about potatoes?  Can I eat fruit?

When I first meet with someone who is newly diagnosed with diabetes, there is so much to sift through.  They feel lost and overwhelmed, to say the least.  I get it.  We receive mixed messages from health professionals, friends, family, social media and celebrities.  Who are we supposed to believe? Since each person is unique in their taste preferences, financial situation, living situation and religious beliefs – It’s nearly impossible to give a blanket recommendation for diabetes management through food.  A variety of eating patterns have been shown to help manage diabetes.  Getting started can be the hardest part.

CHI St. Alexius Health Announces that Employees Must be Vaccinated Against COVID-19

In keeping with CHI St. Alexius Health’s mission of improving the health of those it serves and especially those who are vulnerable, and our commitment to providing safe care for patients and a safe work environment for clinicians and staff, CHI St. Alexius Health is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 1, 2021. This requirement also includes all physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, volunteers, and others caring for patients within our facility.

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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

National Donate Life Month

April is National Donate Life Month and throughout the month, CHI St. Alexius Health will create awareness about the importance of organ, tissue and eye donation.

Currently more than 3,000 people in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant and the national waiting list holds the names of more than 108,000 men, women and children. Each day, 22 people die waiting for a life-saving organ transplant and a new name is added to the transplant waiting list every 10 minutes. There are more people waiting for a life-saving transplant than there are donors, making it incredibly important for everyone who supports donation to register. One person can help heal up to 75 lives through organ and tissue donation. Organs that can be donated include heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas and intestine. Tissues that can be donated to save and heal lives include skin, bone, veins, heart valves, connective tissue and eyes.

National Donate Life Month