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Going Bionic: Baby Boomers seek joint replacement surgery at a rapid rate

When Baby Boomers moved through adolescence 50 years ago, they watched their parents and grandparents age and nursing homes fill with people suffering from arthritic conditions. Now as Boomers hit their 60s and 70s and their own joints ache and body parts wear thin, medical advancements are allowing them to stay active and continue a high quality of life.

Boomers account for nearly 40 percent of all total knee or total hip replacements in recent years due to improvements in materials, surgical technique and pain management. While they obviously seek pain relief, their biggest motivation is to get back to biking, golfing and their aerobics class.

“Baby Boomers want to stay active, and to a large degree we can meet their demands,” said Tim Bopp, CHI St. Alexius Health Bone and Joint Center orthopedic surgeon. “They are high demand people and they tend to take whatever we do and test it to the limit,” Bopp said. “Twenty years ago when I did a knee replacement, I wouldn’t dream of letting people go downhill skiing. Well, today, we do allow people to go downhill skiing, but they have to tone it down. They have to use some common sense because there’s still a limit to what we can do.”

Going Bionic: Baby Boomers seek joint replacement surgery at a rapid rate

U.S. News & World Report Names CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison Nursing Facility as High Performing

CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison Nursing Facility has been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2018-2019 by U.S News & World Report. This is the first time CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison has received this national recognition. The annual Best Nursing Home ranking is designed to help you find the best nursing home for your loved one.

U.S. News & World Report Names CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison Nursing Facility as High Performing

CHI St. Alexius Health Brings iSchemaView’s RAPID™ Stroke Imaging Platform to Bismarck

iSchemaView’s RAPID™ Stroke Imaging supports the Expanded Treatment Window Stroke Guidelines Recently Adopted by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association

State-of-the-Art Imaging Solution Now Available to CHI St. Alexius Health Patients Provides Automated Assessment of Blood Flow in the Brain and Assesses Salvageable Tissue

CHI St. Alexius Health, today announced they are the first in North Dakota to implement the RAPID imaging platform from iSchemaView, bringing the most advanced brain imaging software platform for identifying treatment options for stroke patients to Bismarck. RAPID is a new class of automated brain imaging software that allows doctors to quickly visualize interruptions in blood flow to the brain and quantitate salvageable brain tissue.

CHI St. Alexius Health Brings iSchemaView’s RAPID™ Stroke Imaging Platform to Bismarck

CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Receives Verification from the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons

The Emergency and Trauma Center at CHI St. Alexius Health has been verified again 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 Health has been a verified Level II Trauma Center since 1993. This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s continued dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.

CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Receives Verification from the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons

What is it like to be a nurse in a NICU?

Being a nurse can be a demanding job, especially when you're surrounded by the most vulnerable. When 53 -year- old Susan Dinga is at work, nothing else matters but the babies. She is an RN at CHI St. Alexius in the NICU and has been doing it for 28 years.

What is it like to be a nurse in a NICU?

CHI St. Alexius Health’s Auxiliary Donates to Medical Center

CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Auxiliary presented the Medical Center with a $25,000 donation during the Auxiliary’s annual business meeting. The Auxiliary is comprised of 67 members, who host several fundraisers a year and volunteer their time to run the hospital’s Gift Shop.

Auxiliary Donates to Medical Center

CHI St. Alexius Health Continues Transition of Employed Physician Contracts to Contemporary Models

Honoring its heritage as a faith-based, non-profit hospital, CHI St. Alexius Health is moving forward with the operational transition of physician contracts to contemporary physician compensation models aligned with quality, patient satisfaction and other factors consistent with value-based health care.

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Burleigh County is an opioid hot spot for injured workers

Burleigh County health providers are by far the heaviest prescribers of narcotic painkillers for injured workers covered by the North Dakota workers’ compensation program.

Prescribers in the county, which includes Bismarck, have accounted for half or more of all opioid prescriptions paid for by Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI) for more than a decade, far surpassing the amounts for other counties, according to reviews of the agency that examined narcotic use.

Last year, for example, narcotic painkillers prescribed by providers in Burleigh County totaled more than $1.5 million, or 53.7 percent of total opioid prescriptions paid for by WSI, a state-run insurance program for injured workers.

Burleigh County is an opioid hot spot for injured workers