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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

Williston Enhances COVID-19 Precautions

CHI St. Alexius Health will implement a “no visitor” policy at the hospital and clinics beginning today, Friday, April 3. This move comes in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the region and state.

St. Alexius Health continues to adjust our approach and ensure that the safety of our visitors, patients, employees, and physicians, remains our highest priority and encourages visitors to remain closely connected to their loved ones through virtual means, including Skype, FaceTime and/or phone.

Pivoting from fear to hope

As a clinical psychologist reflecting on the past few weeks, I find it overwhelming to put into words how the changes that have occurred have been impacting my clients, friends, family, community and me.

I’ve been present with clients and loved ones struggling with significant depression, anxiety, loneliness, anger and grief and have felt the heavy weight that the coronavirus pandemic has brought to so many of our lives. I’ve also been moved to tears of joy and have felt inspired listening to clients and loved ones highlight the ways that this pandemic has challenged them to reevaluate what matters most in life and pivot to prioritize profoundly meaningful projects and relationships. The only constant throughout these conversations has been the consensus that this whirlwind of change has led to peaks and valleys of emotion for us all.

Pivoting from fear to hope

April is National Donate Life Month

More than 3,200 people in the Upper Midwest are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant and the national waiting list holds the names of more than 110,000 men, women and children. The month of April is National Donate Life Month, a month-long recognition of the gifts of organ, eye and tissue donation.

April is National Donate Life Month