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CHI St. Alexius Health Residency Program Graduation

WILLISTON, N.D. - This Thursday, June 24, CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Residency Program will be hosting an informal graduation celebration for its two UND Family Medicine Rural Track Resident Physicians, Dr. Sohail Shariff and Dr. Afaq Sharieff.

Staff get decontamination training at CHI St. Alexius Williston

Healthcare personnel from Williston, Tioga, Watford City and Rolla were on-site at CHI for Hospital Hazmat and Decontamination training, learning the steps necessary to handle a chemical contamination. More than a dozen staff took part in the training, which was presented by Heartland Consulting Group out of Bismarck. “This is so if we would ever have a chemical spill or chemical patients, we would know what to do.”

Michelle Walker Joins CHI St. Alexius Health as Development Director

CHI St. Alexius Health has hired Michelle Walker as the new Development Director. Michelle’s role as Development Director will be to plan, direct, implement and evaluate all operations of CHI St. Alexius Health’s Foundation. This includes employee and annual giving campaigns, oversight of the Foundation Resource Cabinet, collaborating with donors, and more.

Michelle Walker

CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Supports Local Education

The CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Foundation has received a grant from the State Office of Rural Health program to help execute a portion of the community health needs assessment conducted in 2019 by the UND Center for Rural Health on behalf of CHI St. Alexius Health.

One area identified as a need in the community health needs assessment is access to Behavioral Health Resources. Funds received from this grant will be used to purchase educational resources for local teachers to use in engaging with students who may be engaging in risky behaviors and suffering from mental health related issues.

Williston Facility Receives a Caring Foundation Grant to Improve Employee Wellness

WILLISTON, N.D. – The CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Foundation recently received a Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND Caring Foundation Rural Grant which will be used to increase engagement in wellness initiatives through education of health and wellness.

Excuse the Mess

WILLISTON, N.D. – The CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Foundation has announced a much welcomed renovation, thanks to generous donations from American Bank State and Trust, KLE Construction and other numerous community donors.

CHI Summit to Host National Expert, Dr. Alan Berkowitz

The CHI North Dakota Violence Prevention Program is hosting its 2021 Spotlight on Prevention Summit on June 10, 2021 from 1 - 5 pm central. This free, virtual event will bring together professionals and community members statewide. The summit will feature Dr. Alan Berkowitz noted scholar, researcher, public speaker and founding figure in the development of Social Norms Theory. Dr. Berkowitz has over twenty-five years of experience in higher education as a trainer, psychologist, faculty member, and Counseling Center Director. He is a leader in Social Norms Theory research and implementation of the model.

CHI Summit to Host National Expert, Dr. Alan Berkowitz

CHI St. Alexius Health Welcomes Sister Nancy Miller, OSB, as Mission Integration Director

CHI St. Alexius Health has hired Sister Nancy Miller, OSB, as the new Mission Integration Director. Sr. Nancy is a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, sponsors of CHI St. Alexius. She also served as a Board Member at the hospital for 13 years.

As the Director of Mission Integration, Sr. Nancy is tasked with fully integrating CHI St. Alexius Health’s mission and values as well as its heritage, ethics and identity into the environment, processes, policies and procedures of the organization. She will have responsibility for and executive oversight, leadership and direction of “Mission Services” at CHI St. Alexius in Bismarck, Mandan, Turtle Lake, Garrison, Minot and Washburn including, but not limited to the areas of, Spiritual Care, Community Benefit, Ethics, Violence Prevention, Indigenous People’s Hospital, Formation, Workplace Spirituality and Ecclesial Relations, etc. In collaboration with the local President, Kurt Schley, and the Division SVP, Mission Integration, Andrew Santos, Sr. Nancy will have the responsibility to help guide and lead all employees, as true “mission integrators,” to ensure the mission and values of the organization are inherently alive and fully integrated.

Sister Nancy Miller, OSB