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CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Gives Back

WILLISTON, N.D. - CHI St. Alexius Health is honored to give back to our public servants in a sweet way.

Every year, CHI St. Alexius Health gives back to local law enforcement and fire departments in an annual BBQ to recognize the hard work these men and women do for our community every day. This summer the 7th annual Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS Barbecue looks a little bit different with precautions in place to limit the spread of potential COVID-19 exposure. In partnership with Susie Q’s Ice cream truck CHI St. Alexius Health is providing our community heroes the best part of every meal this year - Ice Cream! That is a sweet change!

CHI St. Alexius and Bismarck nurses agree on contract

Bismarck nurses and CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Medical Center have agreed on a contract after months of negotiation. Nurses negotiated the right to adjust patient assignments, the ability to pause new patient admissions to a unit if nurses feel they need time to catch up and minimum staffing levels in the emergency department, according to a news release from the Minnesota Nurses Association.

CHI St. Alexius and Bismarck nurses agree on contract

FDA grants authorization of convalescent plasma treatments

After months of clinical trials by the Mayo Clinic, the FDA has granted emergency authorization of convalescent plasma treatments for COVID-19 patients. However, health care experts say there's still a lot they don't know about it. Experts weigh in on FDA authorization of plasma treatments for COVID patients. Centers like Vitalant have been collecting COVID-19 convalescent plasma throughout the pandemic to be used in antibody treatments.

FDA grants authorization of convalescent plasma treatments

Returning to school sleep schedules

In today’s Your Health First: After sleeping in and staying up late all summer, it’s time for kids to get back on a routine sleep schedule. CHI St. Alexius Nurse Practitioner Kristy Weigum says it’s best to do it gradually, rather than making an abrupt change the night before school starts. If school is still a week out in your household, she says now’s the time to start.

Returning to school sleep schedules

ONEOK donates to CHI Williston Foundation to Purchase Crucial Disinfecting Equipment

WILLISTON, N.D. – The CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Foundation is excited to announce a $10,000 donation from ONEOK toward the purchase of state-of-the-art disinfection technology equipment.

CHI Williston Supports Schools and Teachers

WILLISTON, N.D. – CHI St. Alexius Health continues our commitment to support Williston schools through donations, education and flu vaccinations as we begin the 2020-21 school year. CHI St. Alexius Health has the opportunity to offer a limited number of FREE off-site flu vaccinations for teachers in September.

Bismarck Hospitals Have Plenty of COVID Capacity

As the number of active coronavirus cases tends up, some are wondering if North Dakota can handle a potential increase in hospitalizations. KX News sat down with leaders of both health systems, locally, to separate fact from fiction. We’ve all see the national reports of full or overcrowded hospitals across the entire country, we’ve even gotten stories like that here from viewers like you here at KX. So what is the truth regarding the state of hospitalizations in the Bismarck-Mandan area? Well, we went to the two largest providers here to get that answer.

Bismarck Hospitals Have Plenty of COVID Capacity

CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Emergency Department Recognized

WILLISTON, N.D. – The CHI St. Alexius Health Emergency Department has been recognized as the recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Instruction: Healthcare Leader Award by the University of Mary.

08/18/2020 

The University of Mary Graduate Nursing program, through the help of a selection committee, recognizes an outstanding candidate in this category every year.  They were chosen for the Excellence in Instruction: Healthcare Leader Award as a role model for students in important elements of professionalism and effective teamwork, but also embrace each student who rotates through their department as an important member of their team.