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CHI St. Alexius Health Receives Primary Plus Stroke Center Re-Certification from DNV

CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck has been re-certified by DNV as a Primary Plus Stroke Center, affirming the hospital’s readiness to handle a full range of stroke-related medical problems.

Nurses the Heart of Health Care

If you want to see care in action, follow a nurse. They know a single moment can change an entire life, so they bring exceptional training and tremendous heart to every encounter. One patient at a time, they do a world of good.

The community came together Wednesday, May 11 at the Tribune’s fourth annual “Nurses: The Heart of Health Care” luncheon to share their why's – how they were inspired by the nurses who made an impact in their lives. The event recognized 13 nurses who have excelled at providing care for patients and their families. CHI St. Alexius Health is proud to be a founding sponsor of the event, which was held at Bismarck State College's National Energy Center of Excellence.

Nurses the Heart of Health Care

Winter Weather Alert April 2022

Information updated April 22 at 11:30 am CDT:

Winter Storm

Let’s Talk about Organ Donation

It’s not a casual conversation, but organ donation is something we should all talk about - because the need for organ donors is very real.

Consider these statistics from the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network:

More than 100,000 people are on the national transplant waiting list. Every 9 minutes another person is added to the transplant waiting list. 17 people die each day waiting for an organ transplant. Every donor can save 8 lives and improve the lives of 75 more.

In the Upper Midwest, an estimated 3,400 people are waiting for a transplant at any given time.

Let’s Talk about Organ Donation

Join the CHI St. Alexius Bismarck Cystic Fibrosis Team!

Great Strides Walk - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter

April 30, 2022
M.B. Johnson Large Shelter - 3601 11th St N, Moorhead, MN 56560
Check-in at 10:00 a.m.  |  Walk at 11:00 a.m.   

The 2022 Great Strides Walk will be in Fargo-Moorhead this year. This is a major fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with the goal of finding a cure. 

Join the CHI St. Alexius Bismarck Cystic Fibrosis Team!

Patient + Provider = Perfect Number for Heart Health

Age may be just a number, but unlike age, when it comes to your ticker, numbers count.

“Knowing your four key numbers can, to a certain extent, help monitor your risk for cardiovascular disease like angina, heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease,” said Peerawut Deeprasertkul, MD, CHI St. Alexius Health Cardiologist.

Patient + Provider = Perfect Number for Heart Health

Team Up: Let’s Beat Diabetes Together

Alarming numbers: about one in 10 Americans is diabetic, one in three is prediabetic. It’s important to watch for symptoms.

“Diabetes is definitely known to increase the risk of dementia, gum disease, dental disease and hearing loss,” said Michael Page, MD, CHI St. Alexius Health Primary Care Provider. “It has also been linked to a modest increase in certain cancer risks.”

Team Up: Let’s Beat Diabetes Together

Brain Attack: Prevention and Detection

Every four minutes, someone dies from a “brain attack” commonly known as a stroke. When blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die.

“We use the saying ‘time is brain.’ If treated with clot-busting medication within three hours of onset, we can significantly reduce long-term disability for the most common type of stroke,” said Syed Shiraz Hyder, MD, CHI St. Alexius Health Neurologist. “That’s why it’s incredibly important for everyone to know the signs of a stroke and to call 9-1-1 immediately. “Things to look for include sudden numbness, weakness, confusion, trouble speaking, understanding or seeing, loss of balance or coordination and/or severe headache with no known cause,” said Dr. Hyder.

Brain Attack: Prevention and Detection