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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

CHI St. Alexius Health Motivational Mile and 10K at the Bismarck Marathon

It’s not the longest course at the Bismarck Marathon, but the CHI St. Alexius Motivational Mile has participants taking some of the biggest steps toward achieving health goals. The Mile will serve as a celebration of life for people who have overcome physical and mental obstacles and choose to get back on their feet striving for better health. With the support of family members, friends and onlookers, walkers are sure to feel a sense of accomplishment when they cross the finish line.


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

Graeber Receives Sr. Boniface Timmins Award

Tod Graeber, administrator of CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison and CHI St. Alexius Health Turtle Lake and director of the Transitional Care Unit in CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck, was awarded the prestigious Sr. Boniface Timmins Award during CHI St. Alexius Health’s Annual Associate Banquet on October 23, 2018.

Tod is recognized for his leadership and described as an honest man and a man of integrity. He is passionate about rural health care and having thriving facilities that serve their communities. One project he recently initiated is the Dakota Nursing Program, a way to educate nurses at home in order to respond to the nursing shortage. Tod is described as having compassion for the elderly, often walking through the Skilled Nursing Facility in the capacity of a visitor and not as the administrator. One of Tod’s proudest, professional accomplishments is the current five-star rating of the Skilled Nursing Facility achieved by the directors and associates of the facilities. He is very involved in his local community, serving as a volunteer fireman, and currently the Assistant Fire Chief, along with serving as a member of various chamber and area improvement association committees now and over the years.

Sr. Boniface Timmons Award

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 St. Alexius Health Garrison Becomes Training Site for Dakota Nursing Program

By Alyssa Adam, McLean County Independent

Treating a Nursing Shortage

Those in the Garrison area who wanted to be a Licensed Practical Nurse or a Registered Nurse, but weren't able to go to college, may get a second chance.