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Nearly a year later, CHI Williston’s walk-in clinic continuing to serve healthcare needs

Being in the healthcare industry has been stressful, especially for the providers at CHI’s walk-in clinic, which opened last April. What started as a respiratory clinic during the height of the pandemic is now CHI’s walk-in clinic, which tends to everyday illnesses. Nurse practitioner Anna Wolf says she has seen it all.

“Earaches, maybe some colds that turn into sinus infections, some stomach stuff that seems to make its way around,” said Wolf.

Nearly a year later, CHI Williston’s walk-in clinic continuing to serve healthcare needs

CHI St. Alexius Health Shines Bright

CHI St. Alexius Health is excited to be recognized by the Midwest Division for a healthier future for all - inspired by faith, driven by innovation, and powered by our humanity.

The Midwest Division award winners for the first annual CommonSpirit Health Physician Enterprise Vision Awards accepted nominations in four categories: Inspiration, Compassion, Innovation and Academic. These awards are truly one of the highest honors - with peers taking a moment to recognize their colleagues.

CHI St. Alexius Health Shines Bright

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

Mental Health: It’s Really a Disease

While some forms of depression can be linked to stress, trauma, loss and other life events, research has found differences - like lower serotonin levels - in the brains of those with clinical depression.

“Though we exist in the age of information, mental illness remains a stigmatized and misunderstood group of diagnoses,” said Vanna Binning, MD, CHI St. Alexius Health Primary Care Provider.

Mental Health: It’s Really a Disease

Vaccine Hesitancy: No Need to Wait

Maybe you haven’t gotten the COVID-19 vaccine yet because it’s new. “The fact that it’s a new MRNA vaccine has caused some concern, which is understandable,” said Stephen Coulson, MD, CHI St. Alexius Health Emergency and Trauma Physician.

Vaccine Hesitancy: No Need to Wait

CHI St. Alexius Health is excited to announce the revitalization of the hospital community board

The role of community board is to support consistent and effective communication between community members, the physician enterprise, CHI St.