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Mass Casualty Preparedness Draws Hundreds

Mass shootings are becoming commonplace. This year alone, over 300 mass shootings have taken place across the country. That is why hospitals are doing their best to prepare. In what was a riveting presentation about 100 students and medical professionals packed into the Boniface Auditorium at CHI St. Alexius this morning to learn how to act, and possibly save additional lives when terror strikes.

16 months ago Dr. Kevin Menes was your normal doctor of emergency medicine working at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas but his life was changed forever the night of October 1, 2017, when Stephen Paddock opened fire on tens of thousands of concert-gores just down the street from his hospital.

Mass Casualty Preparedness Draws Hundreds

Chloe's Heart Charitable Donation

Chloe’s Heart Charitable Donation

Bismarck Woman Shares Her Weight-Loss Journey

A brand new year is right around the corner, meaning it's time to start thinking resolutions. One of the most common New Year's goals is weight loss. Jenn Bailey is a North Dakotan with a powerful story. It was in college that she decided that in order to see the results she wanted in her weight loss journey, surgery was her best option.

We took a seat at her kitchen table to find out the do's and don'ts of weight loss surgery.

Bismarck Woman Shares Her Weight-Loss Journey

Link Between Depression and Social Media Use

Most of us have accounts with multiple social media sites. But what do those sites do to our mental health? About 88 percent of 18 to 29 year olds use some kind of social media. Study after study, they are showing the same thing. There is a "casual" link between online networking and depression.

Link Between Depression and Social Media Use

Health professionals say romaine lettuce can be deadly

The CDC links the outbreak of E. Coli Infections to Romaine Lettuce, causing several deaths in several states. Health professionals urge you to stay away until further notice. E.Coli is a type of bacteria that is found in the environment, foods, and intestines of people and animals.

E Coli Romaine Lettuce

Community Remembers Those Lost

'We're a family': Community remembers those lost in air ambulance crash near Mandan

Members of the Bismarck and Mandan community began pulling together once the names of three of their own killed in a plane crash were released. Memories of Todd Lasky, of Bismarck, Bonnie Cook, of Bismarck, and Chris Iverson, of Mandan, were evoked and shared by those who knew them.

Lasky was a Bismarck Air Medical pilot, while Cook was a neonatal intensive care unit nurse with CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck, and Iverson was a paramedic with Metro Area Ambulance.

Community Remembers

After saving his wife's life, couple promotes CPR training

On Jan. 16, Greg Chuppe's wife, Laurie, went into sudden cardiac arrest.

Laurie Chuppe, 58, had no symptoms that day. No chest pain. No shortness of breath. In fact, that day she had walked 5 miles in the Kirkwood Mall and also went to the gym. For the Chuppes, there was no indication anything was wrong.

But at 3 a.m., Laurie Chuppe woke up and told her husband she wasn't feeling well. Minutes later, Greg Chuppe said his wife stopped breathing.

Greg and Laurie Chuppe

Celebrating Bonnie Cook and her Legacy

Bonnie was a savior. She went above and beyond the call of duty.” – Former NICU Patient

Bonnie Cook began her career at CHI St. Alexius Health in 1990. She started as a nurse assistant working in Maternity and Children’s. She always loved being part of a unit that involved working with the families experiencing the miracle of new life. Studying at the University of Mary, Bonnie became a registered nurse in 1992. Shortly thereafter she transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where she excelled in serving the babies who needed a higher level of care, as well as the families who were in need of much comfort and support.

Bonnie Cook