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CHI St. Alexius Health Receives a Caring Foundation Grant to Improve Employee Wellness

May 25, 2021 09:34AM ● By Med Magazine
The CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Foundation recently received a Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND Caring Foundation Rural Grant which will be used to increase engagement in wellness initiatives through education of health and wellness.

As COVID-19 has changed so many components of our day to day lives in the health care industry, this year more than ever we have identified the need to focus on the health and wellness of our employees. Project activities will include an employee water challenge, easily accessible health and wellness information, a Farmer’s market table for employees to share produce and increased access to drinking water.

“We are excited to partner with BCBS to enhance the health and wellness of our employees and those visiting our facility,” said Emilee Brannan, dietician at CHI St. Alexius Health. “Receiving these grant funds was just the start to one of many great health and wellness initiatives we have planned for our employees this year.”

Grant funds have been utilized to purchase one new water filling station. CHI St. Alexius Health leadership and community donors saw the need to donate additional funds, making it possible to add two additional water filling stations. Three water filling stations have been placed at strategic locations throughout the facility, allowing 24-7 access to drinking water for all employees and visitors. In addition, several health and wellness initiatives are currently underway at CHI St. Alexius Health.