A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving your brain cells of oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. When you're having a stroke, it's important to get treatment as soon as possible. Literally every minute counts. So use the memory aid "FAST."
The vast majority of cigarette smokers are quite aware of how dangerous their habit is, but their addiction is among the very hardest to quit. Here are some simple tips to have a useful conversation with a friend who smokes.
Ever wondered if your work makes a difference? CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Chaplain Coordinator Deb Howie knows firsthand that the smallest act of compassion can be meaningful—even if its impact is hidden from us.
Many people have heart failure and don't even know it. In recognition of American Heart Month, we turned the week of Valentine’s Day into Heart Healthy Week. Each day, we featured one way you can recognize heart failure.
In 2017 our employees helped each other, patients, and families in times of need. They overcame disasters, celebrated each other, gave back to their communities and provided excellent, award-winning care. Thank you to all members of the CHI family, for showing us what it means to live a life of service.
What is employee engagement? Simply put, employee engagement is achieving buy-in from employees on the mission, vision and values of the organization. It’s having them agree with what we are doing and where we are going -- and ensuring that they want to be a part of it.
On a Tuesday morning, I got out of bed feeling anxious about what might happen that day. Our branch of American Nursing Care was in a rebuilding phase, and sometimes the results of my efforts to create order seemed little in evidence, at least to me.