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CHI St. Alexius Health Williston begins vaccinating patients 5 years and older against COVID-19

CHI St. Alexius Health Williston administered their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to patients under 18. Scarlett Wolf, 9, and sister Vivienne, 8, both received their first doses of the Pfizer vaccine on Friday morning. Mother Anna Wolf, DNP, APRN, FNP-C at CHI St. Alexius, said she was thrilled that her children were able to take advantage of the vaccine.

"It really eases my mind now, if they were to come in contact with the virus," Wolf said. "We know that children ages 5 to 11 it has a 90 percent rate of keeping children from getting the severe disease or ending up in the hospital. Those are odds that I like."

Scarlett Wolf, 9, receives her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine from RN Cristina Babic at CHI St. Alexius Health Williston.

Say Ahhh! Pediatric Clinic Open House in Williston Oh baby.

Growing into a healthy, happy adult is a big job. That’s why parents appreciate having a trusted pediatrician and a comfortable, friendly clinic that’s with them, every step of the way. CHI St. Alexius Health is excited to share with the community our new Pediatric Clinic during an Open House on Friday, October 29th, from 2:30 to 5 pm, in the Craven-Hagan building at 1213 15th Avenue West.

Visitors will see why we’re calling it child-inspired and parent-approved. There’s a dedicated check-in area, a playroom and two separate waiting rooms -- one for sick children needing medical care and one for well kids needing checkups and shots. Families can also meet the region’s only pediatricians, Pirthvi Raj Giyanwani, MD, and Menelik Mulu, MD.

CHI St. Alexius Takes Torch from District 7 Schools, Pays It Forward to 3 Local Businesses

October is National Kindness month, and District 7 schools celebrated by kicking off a community Pay It Forward Challenge.  On October 7th, CHI St.

Pay It Forward Recipients: FCI Constructors Inc, Williston Fire Department  and Oasis Petroleum

Extraordinary Nurses Recognized at Williston

Nurses at CHI St. Alexius Health Williston are being honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses ®. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day.

The DAISY Award recipient for this quarter is Mercedes Daniels, RN on the Medical/Surgical Unit.  Mercedes’s nomination letter from a COVID-19 patient recounts how Mercedes held her hand and stroked her back in the midst of a panic attack, staying with her while she calmed down, calling Mercedes a “light in the dark.” 

Man's Best Friend is Good for the Entire Family

There’s a reason why dogs are called man’s best friend. Not only do they provide companionship but evidence also shows that owning a pet, such as a dog, can have both mental and physical health benefits.

Together - stronger - get the VAX!

When and where?!? This is a common question asked when people are determining where they should receive their COVID-19 vaccine. The great news is - there are several health care facilities now offering the vaccine. CHI St.

Self-Care Helps Prevent Breast Cancer

It’s also important to know your personal risk factors. Start with your family history. Your risk of breast cancer nearly doubles if you have a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Other risk factors to keep on your radar include dense breasts, genetic mutations, reproductive history, personal and family history of other cancers, previous radiation therapy and simply getting older.

Talk about your provider about your personal risk factors and mammogram screening recommendations, as they vary depending on age and risk. Early detection remains your best defense against breast cancer. The five-year survival rate for localized breast cancer is 99%.