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CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Ranked Safest Hospital in North Dakota

CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck was awarded a “B” grade for safety in The Leapfrog Group’s latest Hospital Safety Grade. With a “B,” CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck received the highest grade for hospitals in North Dakota. “We are proud to receive a ‘B’ grade in safety from The Leapfrog Group,” said Kurt Schley, CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck President. “This is a tribute to our medical staff, associates and key partners for their hard work and dedication to position our hospital as a leading, trusted provider of care for the patients we have the privilege to serve.”

CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Ranked Safest Hospital in North Dakota

Urgent vs. Emergency: Defining Different Levels of Health Care

n-demand medical care is a growing part of the health care world. In September, CHI St. Alexius Health opened two new urgent care clinics in Bismarck - one on 43rd Avenue in north Bismarck, and another in the Pinehurst Shopping Center.

Urgent Care

Bismarck Doctor Takes Talents Abroad

We sat down with a North Dakota doctor who's making a worldwide outreach. Doctor Jon Solberg spent the month of August in Greenland. He was asked to take on the mission by the former CEO of the Utah Jazz. Solberg became one of seven people to be the first people in the history of the world to drive across the largest island in the world.

Bismarck Doctor Takes Talents Abroad

Graeber Receives Sr. Boniface Timmins Award

Tod Graeber, administrator of CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison and CHI St. Alexius Health Turtle Lake and director of the Transitional Care Unit in CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck, was awarded the prestigious Sr. Boniface Timmins Award during CHI St. Alexius Health’s Annual Associate Banquet on October 23, 2018.

Tod is recognized for his leadership and described as an honest man and a man of integrity. He is passionate about rural health care and having thriving facilities that serve their communities. One project he recently initiated is the Dakota Nursing Program, a way to educate nurses at home in order to respond to the nursing shortage. Tod is described as having compassion for the elderly, often walking through the Skilled Nursing Facility in the capacity of a visitor and not as the administrator. One of Tod’s proudest, professional accomplishments is the current five-star rating of the Skilled Nursing Facility achieved by the directors and associates of the facilities. He is very involved in his local community, serving as a volunteer fireman, and currently the Assistant Fire Chief, along with serving as a member of various chamber and area improvement association committees now and over the years.

Sr. Boniface Timmons Award

Hospice Flag Raising

In observance of National Hospice Month, CHI Health at Home invites the community to the annual Hospice Flag Raising Ceremony on Thursday, November 1 at noon at the South Visitor Entrance of CHI St. Alexius Health. The ceremony consists of a short prayer service following the raising of the Hospice flag.

Hospice Flag Raising

Opioid Epidemic Alive and Well in North Dakota

45,000 people across the US died last year from overdosing on drugs and medications. More than 42,000 of those overdose deaths were from opiates. That means there are more opioid related deaths than those from car accidents and gun violence combined. CHI St. Alexius Emergency and Trauma Center Director Dr. Jon Solberg adds, "The US uses 80 percent of the world's opiates and we only have five percent of the population, so this has become a huge problem in the last 10 years."

Opioid Crisis

Remembrance Service for Infant Loss

In honor of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck is holding its 25th annual Perinatal Loss Service of Remembrance on Saturday, October 13 at 10 am at St. Mary’s Cemetery. The cemetery is located at 23rd Street and East Avenue D in Bismarck.

Service of Remembrance

Dickinson Achieves CenteringPregnancy Site Accreditation

Dickinson, ND - CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson's CenteringPregnancy® prenatal care program has received site accreditation recognition from the Centering Healthcare Institute.