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Join the CHI St. Alexius Bismarck Cystic Fibrosis Team!

Great Strides Walk - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter

April 30, 2022
M.B. Johnson Large Shelter - 3601 11th St N, Moorhead, MN 56560
Check-in at 10:00 a.m.  |  Walk at 11:00 a.m.   

The 2022 Great Strides Walk will be in Fargo-Moorhead this year. This is a major fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with the goal of finding a cure. 

Join the CHI St. Alexius Bismarck Cystic Fibrosis Team!

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

Enderle Named President of CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson

DICKINSON, ND - Carol Enderle, RN, DNP, MBA, MSN, has been appointed to serve as president of CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson. Carol brings to the hospital more than 30 years of leadership experience in the healthcare industry.

Carol’s progressive career includes having served in leadership roles as the vice president of patient care services and COO/CNO for SCL Health - Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City, Montana. She also worked as the director of clinical services and program development for Adventist Health - Castle Medical Center in Kailua, Hawaii. Carol's prior clinical experience working as a nurse practitioner and as a registered nurse is the foundation for her leadership and her commitment to providing superior care with quality outcomes to patients by creating the best workplace environment for caregivers, physicians, and the community.

CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Verified as Level II Trauma Center

CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Emergency & Trauma Center has been verified again for an additional three years as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). CHI St. Alexius Emergency & Trauma Center has been a Level II Trauma Center since 1993, becoming the first in the region to bring the highest quality of trauma care to patients.

Verified trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance, as outlined by the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma in its current Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual. “Trauma surgeons must be bedside for trauma code cases within fifteen minutes of their notification, and subspecialists like neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons arrive within thirty minutes. In many instances, they arrive at the trauma center before the patient,” states Derek Kane, MD, medical director of the trauma program at CHI St. Alexius Health.

CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Verified as Level II Trauma Center