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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

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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Dickinson's Community Health Needs Survey Open Through 7/26

CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Medical Center and Southwest District Health Unit team to seek input from area residents about community’s health needs 

 

DICKINSON – In an effort to gauge the overall health needs of its eight surrounding counties, CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson and Southwest District Health have partnered with the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health to conduct their Community Health Needs Assessment. The CHNA process takes place every three years and is a critical tool in helping establish a baseline understanding of the health needs of Dickinson and the surrounding communities.

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

Dickinson Releases Winning Name for New Robot

CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson has recently announced the winner of the naming contest for its new Mako robot for orthopaedic surgeries. Dozens of name entries were submitted by CHI staff and members of the community. A committee narrowed the submissions down to the top three names, and CHI St. Alexius Dickinson staff voted via online survey to determine the winner.

The name HANK (an acronym short for “Hips And New Knees”) was chosen as the winner by the online vote.

Dickinson Releases Winning Name for New Robot

National Donate Life Month: Dan's Donation Story

April is National Donate Life Month, a month to inspire and encourage more people to register as organ, eye and tissue donors.

Many people associate being an organ donor with registering oneself on a deceased donor registry. Dan Hanson, Operating Engineer in the Facilities Department at CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson, wants to remind others of the importance that living donations make for kidney and liver transplant candidates.