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Williston's Virtual Centennial Celebration 2020

The CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Foundation is hosting a Virtual Centennial Celebration, featuring an online auction.


WILLISTON - The Centennial Celebration is a virtual spin-off of the hospital foundation’s annual Charity Ball. The virtual event can be accessed anytime between October 16 and 23 and will consist of:


Online Auction

The Online Auction can be accessed on your phone, computer or mobile device wherever you’re at!

12:00 a.m. Friday, October 16 through 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 23

The registration link can be found on our website: Click the bidding link button to create an account.



Photos and history of the Hospital featuring messages from Mark Bekkedahl, Director of Mission Integration; President Dan Bjerknes; Foundation Director Janna Lutz; and several patients who will highlight their experiences in different areas of our facility. Enjoy the program with bits of our history and entertainment as well as we virtually celebrate 100 years to the day that the Sisters of Mercy first opened the doors to Williston’s first hospital!



The Whiskey Unicorns a collaborative group of unique, diverse and on-the-spot playing female musicians from San Diego, California. The band plays on a more spontaneous basis together, while performing their own independent shows locally. Their musical repertoire spans a wide range of popular genres with each member adding her own flavor to each song. Much of their musical style can be likened to that of an organic jam session consisting of rhythmic guitar strums, in-the-pocket beats, haunting string melodies, and soulful harmonies with an encompassing wave of yin spirit energy. The Whiskey Unicorns are on a mission to make pure, beautiful music from their innermost core so as to inspire love, connection and positivity to anyone who is willing to listen.

The Cardiac Capers are coming back! Reminisce with highlights from historic Cardiac Capers productions and other photos from our 100 year history serving Williston.


“This year presented challenges to host a safe in-person event,” said Janna Lutz, Foundation Director of CHI St. Alexius Health Williston. “Yet, we understand the importance of celebrating the Hospital’s 100 year legacy of serving the community. We dedicate this year’s online auction to each and every one of our health care heroes – past and present, front lines and behind the scenes. Supporting us virtually today, you will help us persevere in our mission to serve our patients, while navigating the challenges our community faces amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”


All proceeds from the event will go toward our patient equipment fund, which benefits multiple areas. Funds received have been instrumental in purchasing state of the art equipment for many departments: laparoscopic equipment for surgeries, the birthplace, zoom carts and transport monitors for our Emergency Department, portable digital radiography equipment and updated lab analyzer, infusion chairs and software upgrades for our Leonard P. Nelson Cancer Center.


We are grateful to our event sponsors, our auction sponsors, and all our donors, who over the years have partnered with us. Together We Heal!