The first baby of the New Year was born at CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Medical Center at 9:49 a.m. January 1, 2023.
Gabi Wigness and James Goga from Crosby, ND rang in the New Year by welcoming their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Goga into the world. Charlotte weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Charlotte is the couple's first child and they are so very excited.
“Everything went great, the labor was a little longer than I would have liked but that is to be expected with a first child” said Gabi. “The whole experience was just great, what a great way to start 2023!”
A gift basket filled with baby essentials was presented to the family. The items were donated by Upper Missouri District Health Unit and CHI St. Alexius Health. CHI St. Alexius Health Williston delivered 677 babies in 2022.
“We continue our commitment to delivering Williston’s future. Our dedicated team of nurses exemplify the core values of our organization showing compassionate care to all those seeking our services. I am honored to lead an extraordinary group of nurses and providers at CHI St Alexius Health Williston” stated Jami Murie,Patient Care Director.
About CHI St. Alexius Health
CHI St. Alexius Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. In 1920 the sisters of mercy came to Williston in hopes of bringing healthcare to the community. 100 years later we are still serving their mission of providing health care through Christ’s healing ministry.
CHI St. Alexius Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care. With its national office in Chicago and a team of approximately 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit Health operates 142 hospitals and more than 700 care sites across 21 states. In FY 2018, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health had combined revenues of $29.2 billion and provided $4.2 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs.