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CHI St. Alexius Health Consistently Ranks Highest in North Dakota for Safety and Quality

CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck is the highest rated hospital for safety and quality in North Dakota. They consistently hold a B-Grade in Safety by the Leapfrog Group and a 4-Star Quality Rating by CMS. When these scores are combined, CHI St. Alexius is the only hospital to have achieved these scores with regard to providing quality and safe care to patients.

“The CMS 4-star quality rating and the Leapfrog safety grade illustrate the commitment our physicians and associates have to providing the highest level of care to our patients,” said Kurt Schley, Bismarck President. “Our Benedictine tenant is to receive all as Christ and there is no better way to receive a patient as Christ than to provide them with high quality health care services.”

CHI St. Alexius Health Consistently Ranks Highest in North Dakota for Safety and Quality

Celebrating Nurses Week with a Daisy Chain

People remember the extraordinary care they receive.

That was true for family members of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP). Inspired by the care Patrick received for this little-known autoimmune disease, his family created the not-for-profit DAISY Foundation. It recognizes the super-human care nurses provide every day in communities around the world.

National Nurses Day: Honoring the contributions and strength of nurses

It is National Nurses Day, and this year has truly proven the strength these frontline workers show on a daily basis. Each week nurses work long hours putting all their energy while on the clock into each patient they come across, and every day they go in they aren’t really sure what to expect. “You can start the day with two relatively stable patients. And by the end of the day, both of them could be completely changed hemodynamically and completely different picture than what it looked like 12 hours ago,” shared Meghan Charley, a Sanford ICU nurse.

Nurses Day

Bismarck Honors Outstanding Nurse

Extraordinary Nurse Recognized at CHI St. Alexius Health

Ginger Robertson, a nurse at CHI St. Alexius Health, was honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses ®. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day.

Bismarck Honors Outstanding Nurse

Dickinson Releases Winning Name for New Robot

CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson has recently announced the winner of the naming contest for its new Mako robot for orthopaedic surgeries. Dozens of name entries were submitted by CHI staff and members of the community. A committee narrowed the submissions down to the top three names, and CHI St. Alexius Dickinson staff voted via online survey to determine the winner.

The name HANK (an acronym short for “Hips And New Knees”) was chosen as the winner by the online vote.

Dickinson Releases Winning Name for New Robot

National Donate Life Month: Dan's Donation Story

April is National Donate Life Month, a month to inspire and encourage more people to register as organ, eye and tissue donors.

Many people associate being an organ donor with registering oneself on a deceased donor registry. Dan Hanson, Operating Engineer in the Facilities Department at CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson, wants to remind others of the importance that living donations make for kidney and liver transplant candidates. 

CHI St. Alexius Health Williston transitions respiratory clinic to walk-in clinic

Residents are getting a new option for medical care, with CHI St. Alexius Health Williston announcing the opening of a new walk-in clinic. The new clinic opens on Monday April 12, but has a familiar look to it. CHI is transitioning their respiratory clinic, located at the facility behind Door 9, into a walk-in clinic with the ability to treat a variety of illnesses.

“We opened the respiratory clinic last year after COVID presented itself as a challenging aspect to our health care system,” Nurse Practitioner Anna Wolf told the Williston Herald. “Now we’re transitioning it into a walk-in, same day clinic. We’re expanding to include more things beyond respiratory illnesses.”

Walk-In Clinic Williston

CHI Brings Blood Draws Back to Wibaux, MT

The 32nd Annual Wibaux Health Fair Blood Draw was held on Thursday, March 25, at the Wibaux County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Wibaux, Montana.

The annual event is sponsored by MSU Extension Wibaux County and the Wibaux County Health Department, with registration and laboratory services provided by CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson and Beach Family Clinic.