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CHI St. Alexius Health asks individuals to wear their own masks

Starting Tuesday, May 12, all CHI St. Alexius Health hospitals and clinics ask individuals over the age of two entering their facilities to wear their own fabric mask or homemade face covering. To prevent the possible spread of COVID-19, CHI St. Alexius Health facilities have been supplying medical-grade disposable masks. This change will help conserve vital personal protective equipment for our nation’s health care workforce and emergency responders.

In some instances, hospital staff will provide disposable masks as replacements.

CHI St. Alexius Health asks individuals to wear their own masks

Bismarck hospitals come together to honor nurses

Bismarck's two competing health systems are coming together to take care of the community during the coronavirus pandemic and also to help recognize nurses, who hospital officials say are at the heart of that effort. CHI St. Alexius Health and Sanford Health are presenting sponsors of the second annual Nurses: The Heart of Health Care luncheon honoring 10 local nursing professionals. The Bismarck Tribune event, which is taking on a virtual form this year due to the pandemic, kicked off Tuesday morning with the delivery of 350 boxed lunches sponsored by Bismarck State College to Heaven's Helpers Soup Cafe in Bismarck.

Bismarck hospitals come together to honor nurses

Mandan Couple the First in North Dakota to Have Coronavirus Treated by Plasma

A Mandan couple that received plasma treatment for the coronavirus has now recovered. KX was there as the couple headed home.

“I’m just the happiest person ever that I could get out this hospital alive,” shared Betty Degreef, a coronavirus survivor. Betty, along with her husband, Gery were discharged after spending a total of 32 days in the hospital with COVID-19.

Mandan Couple the First in North Dakota to Have Coronavirus Treated by Plasma

Bismarck nurses steeled for COVID-19 patient care

Kristen Renner helped prepare for the H1N1 and Ebola outbreaks, but neither compares to the coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, the intensive care unit clinical supervisor at CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck says the goal is the same it has always been.

"No matter what type of patient we care for, we are here for our patients and we will do our best to make them better, to see them walk out of our unit," said Renner, who has a 26-year career in health care.

Sixty-two people have been hospitalized in North Dakota for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Twenty-three patients remained hospitalized on Wednesday, per North Dakota's Department of Health. More than 670 people in the state have been confirmed positive for COVID-19, 229 of whom have recovered. North Dakota has about 21,000 nursing licensing registrants, said State Board of Nursing Executive Director Stacey Pfenning, including 400 certified registered nurse anesthetists who can run ventilators. The state is "positioned very well" from a nursing standpoint, she said -- from getting new graduates started working to easing licensure for former and out-of-state nurses to work.

Bismarck nurses steeled for COVID-19 patient care

COVID-19 patients treated with plasma

CHI St. Alexius Health officials on Tuesday said three critically ill patients are improving after they received transfusions of plasma from recovered coronavirus patients on Saturday. Two of the patients have been taken off ventilators since they received the convalescent plasma treatment. The third patient is still on a ventilator but requires less oxygen to be pumped, an encouraging sign, according to hospital officials.

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Hospitals addressing employee workflow issues

Hospitals across the state are restricting elective surgeries and other unnecessary procedures and appointments, disrupting the workflow. Local hospitals are preparing for a spike in patients due to COVID-19. Hospital administrators say they are trying to ensure enough staff is available to care for an anticipated influx of patients while maintaining employee pay and benefits during pandemic.

Hospitals addressing employee workflow issues

CHI St. Alexius Health launches new COVID-19 Help Line

As more and more cases of the coronavirus are confirmed in our state, CHI St. Alexius Health has created a new COVID-19 Help Line. It starts with four simple questions about your symptoms and if you’ve come into contact with anyone who has had it.

Help Line

Parking Lot Prayer Warriors

With cold and flu season compounded by the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals have issued major visitor restrictions and empty visitors lots are a sad sight for hospital staff. It inspired a CHI St. Alexius nurse to start Parking Lot Prayer Warriors on Facebook.

Parking Lot Prayer Warriors