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Williston CHI St Alexius announces expansion, transformation of birthing center

The population in Williston is expected to increase 23 percent by 2022, and infrastructure and resources continue to adapt. The community has seen a surge in births since 2012, and to meet the demand, CHI St Alexius announced last week the expansion and transformation of its outpatient birthing center into an inpatient facility. Once open, the new birthing center will provide greater options to residents.

CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Awarded Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation From The Joint Commission

Williston, N.D. – CHI. St. Alexius Health Williston announced today it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with nationally recognized standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

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.

Raising Awareness of Sexual Assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and lately this issue has been publicized nationally with multiple allegations against powerful individuals.  According to the Department of Justice, sexual assault is, "any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient."  Furthermore, this definition includes penetration of, contact with, or exposure of intimate body parts.

Pictured, Heidi Grondahl

CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Designated Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care

On average, 65 babies are born each month at CHI St. Alexius in Williston; and with good reason, too. CHI St. Alexius Health Williston has been designated a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program by Wellmark Blue Cross® and Blue Shield®.

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

Treatment options for osteoarthritis of the knee

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive "wear and tear” disease of the joint. In the United States, the prevalence of knee arthritis has doubled since 1940.