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CHI Partners to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence

The CHI North Dakota Violence Prevention Program is an intimate partner violence prevention effort. The program is committed to creating and promoting a culture of non-violence as an essential element of healthy communities and has made great strides since inception.

CHI Partners to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence

CommonSpirit Health™ Launches as New Health System

Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health combine to bring compassionate, high-quality care to communities across 21 states

Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) have come together as CommonSpirit Health, creating a new nonprofit Catholic health system focused on advancing health for all people and serving communities in 21 states.

The $29 billion system operates more than 700 care sites and 142 hospitals, as well as research programs, virtual care services, home health programs, and living communities. CommonSpirit Health also supports a range of community health programs to create healthier communities and address the root causes of poor health such as access to quality care and health equity, affordable housing, safe neighborhoods, and a healthy environment.

The new organization is built on the legacy of 17 congregations of women religious who founded health ministries to serve people most in need. Today, it is supported by approximately 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians. Catholic Health Initiatives CEO Kevin E. Lofton and Dignity Health President and CEO Lloyd H. Dean will both serve as CEOs in the Office of the CEO for the new health system.

CommonSpirit Health™ Launches as New Health System

Hospitals to post price list starting January 1

A federal law is mandating hospitals post their list of prices starting on January 1, 2019.

Hospitals to post price list starting January 1

CHI ND Violence Prevention Program Honors Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The CHI ND Violence Prevention Program is honoring October 2018 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The statistics associated with domestic violence are astonishing. According to the Center for Disease Control approximately 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the US have been slapped, pushed, or shoved by an intimate partner in her/his lifetime; this doesn’t even begin to reflect those who experience verbal, psychological or sexual abuse.

CHI ND Violence Prevention Program Reaches Milestone

The CHI North Dakota Violence Prevention Program, an intimate partner violence prevention effort operating in eight CHI communities statewide recently concluded its third year of operations. Committed to creating and promoting a culture of non-violence as an essential element of healthy communities, the program has reached a pivotal Milestone.

ND Violence Prevention Program

CHI St. Alexius Health Devils Lake Hospital Acquiring Premier Healthcare

CHI St. Alexius Health Devils Lake Hospital and Premier Healthcare announced today that the Devils Lake Hospital will assume ownership and management of Premier Healthcare’s Clinic in the Fall of 2018.

National Presenter from Futures Without Violence to Speak at Summit

Catholic Health Initiatives’ (CHI) North Dakota Violence Prevention Program is hosting its third annual summit and training, Spotlight on Intimate Partner Violence on April 24, 2018 from 8:30 am - 5 pm. This free event will be held at CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Medical Center, Boniface Auditorium located at 900 East Broadway Avenue. Videoconferencing is available in Carrington, Dickinson, Lisbon, Oakes, Valley City and Williston.

Screenings Best Way to Deter Colon Cancer

Cancer research continues to make strides but it is still not completely clear what causes colon cancer. We do know most colon cancer begins as a growth called a polyp. And while not all polyps become cancerous, the only way to find out is by getting screened.

The American Cancer Society recommends that men and women at average risk start colorectal cancer screening at age 50. Some people may be at higher risk based on their family health history and need to start testing earlier. Recommended screening options such as Fecal Occult Blood Test, Stool DNA test kit shipped directly to your own home or colonoscopy are available.

Kristie Todd-Reisnour, FNP