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Hospitals addressing employee workflow issues

Hospitals across the state are restricting elective surgeries and other unnecessary procedures and appointments, disrupting the workflow. Local hospitals are preparing for a spike in patients due to COVID-19. Hospital administrators say they are trying to ensure enough staff is available to care for an anticipated influx of patients while maintaining employee pay and benefits during pandemic.

Hospitals addressing employee workflow issues

CHI St. Alexius Health launches new COVID-19 Help Line

As more and more cases of the coronavirus are confirmed in our state, CHI St. Alexius Health has created a new COVID-19 Help Line. It starts with four simple questions about your symptoms and if you’ve come into contact with anyone who has had it.

Help Line

Parking Lot Prayer Warriors

With cold and flu season compounded by the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals have issued major visitor restrictions and empty visitors lots are a sad sight for hospital staff. It inspired a CHI St. Alexius nurse to start Parking Lot Prayer Warriors on Facebook.

Parking Lot Prayer Warriors

CHI St. Alexius in Williston Adapting to COVID-19 With Virtual Visits

This is the hospital’s way to make things more convenient and safe for patients to still get high-quality care when they need it without leaving the comfort of their home.

All Zoom calls are secure and HIPAA compliant, so, all medical and personal information is safe.

“It’s a way to keep all of us safe and maintain the social distancing that we still talk about,” General Surgeon Dwayne Anderson said.

CHI St. Alexius Health, Carrington named a 2020 Top 20 Critical Access Hospital

CHI St. Alexius Health, Carrington was recently named a 2020 Top 20 Critical Access Hospital for overall performance in the country. This is the sixth time since 2014, CHI St. Alexius Health, Carrington has been recognized with the Top 20 distinction. The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, including CHI St. Alexius Health, Carrington, scored best among critical access hospitals as determined by The Chartis Center for Rural Health for overall performance. The rankings were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). An awards ceremony will be held during NRHA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in September in Kansas City, Mo.

CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington

Todd Preszler, MD, Receives Benedictine Spirit Award

CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck awarded Todd Preszler, MD, the 2019 Benedictine Spirit Award. The Benedictine Spirit Award is presented annually to a physician who provides distinguished service to patients and upholds the mission and values outlined by the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery.

Todd Preszler, MD, Receives Benedictine Spirit Award

CHI St. Alexius Health Launches COVID-19 Help Line

Worried about COVID-19?  CHI St. Alexius Health has established a COVID-19 Help Line to help provide information, answer questions and direct patients who may be at risk for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Help Line is a two-step process for those in the community who are concerned they may have COVID-19. They answer four short questions. Those answers will determine what happens next. They are either directed to more information, Virtual Care or our Help Line where our health care team will determine the next level of care.

CHI St. Alexius Health Launches COVID-19 Help Line

Williston Launches Virtual Care Visits

CHI St. Alexius Health patients can now schedule virtual visits, via Zoom, with their primary and specialty care providers. This is a convenient and safe care option for patients to get high quality care when they need it, without leaving the comfort of their home. Functioning much like a Skype or Facetime call, a virtual visit uses live, secure, and HIPAA compliant video technology to allow patients to directly and securely see and speak with their physician through the convenience of their mobile device, tablet or computer.

Williston Launches Virtual Care Visits