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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%.

CHI St. Alexius Health Extends Mammography Hours in October

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CHI St. Alexius Health is adding additional hours for mammography services during the month of October.

Mammography Hours in October

Annual Service of Remembrance

In honor of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck is holding its Annual Perinatal Loss Service of Remembrance on Saturday, October 9 at 10 AM CT in the Solarium at CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck. Parents, grandparents, family and friends suffering infant loss, recent or past, are invited to attend. The service includes a blessing and committal.

Diabetes Meal Plan

Can you give me a meal plan? What should I eat?  What about potatoes?  Can I eat fruit?

When I first meet with someone who is newly diagnosed with diabetes, there is so much to sift through.  They feel lost and overwhelmed, to say the least.  I get it.  We receive mixed messages from health professionals, friends, family, social media and celebrities.  Who are we supposed to believe? Since each person is unique in their taste preferences, financial situation, living situation and religious beliefs – It’s nearly impossible to give a blanket recommendation for diabetes management through food.  A variety of eating patterns have been shown to help manage diabetes.  Getting started can be the hardest part.