Read the latest news and updates from CHI Health.
May 17, 2018 - Melissa Griffith has been named as the new director of the CHI Health St. Francis Foundation.
May 17, 2018 - A record haul of nearly one million pounds of unwanted and unused prescription drugs were dropped off during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
May 04, 2018 - The public is invited to a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, in the main lobby of CHI Health Schuyler for the Maternity Center.
May 03, 2018 - Schuyler, NE – CHI Health Schuyler is pleased to announce it has earned “Safe Sleep Champion” designation from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), as part of the state organizations initiative to reduce infant deaths in Nebraska.
May 02, 2018 - Dr. Carlos Prendes, CHI Health family practice physician, explains what "low T" is all about and what can be done about it.
May 02, 2018 - Up to 80% of strokes can be prevented by modifying and reducing risk factors. Dr. Vishal Jani, CHI Health interventional neurologist, explains how to reduce the risk of stroke.
May 02, 2018 - The good news though for those who don’t get a lot of exercise during the week: a study of 64,000 adults found weekend exercise appears to work just as well as more frequent exercise in preventing heart disease and cancer.
April 27, 2018 - CHI Health St. Francis Family Medicine is open and scheduling appointments for patients of all ages.
April 27, 2018 - Some CHI Health hospitals are offering another option to women delivering babies.
April 20, 2018 - CHI Health St. Francis hosted its annual appreciation luncheon to honor its volunteers on Thursday, April 19, at Grand Island Riverside Golf Club.
April 20, 2018 - Stroke Care is changing dramatically with the introduction of a new device that "blasts" clots blocking arteries to the brain.
April 20, 2018 - They're called thrombectomies and they can mean the difference between disability or death -- or a quick recovery from a stroke.
April 18, 2018 - A new device is changing stroke care -- and helping patients recover quickly with few if any deficits.
April 10, 2018 - Nebraska and Iowa Named in 10 Least Stressed States according to a study by WalletHub and as reported by Becker's Hospital Review.
April 09, 2018 - Dr. Ryan Ramaekers was presented with the annual Physician Excellence Award.
April 04, 2018 - A local pioneer in "hot chemo" treatment hopes it will catch on as a treatment for advanced ovarian cancer.
March 26, 2018 - CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs Heritage Awards 2018
March 21, 2018 - Baby’s arrival home is a big moment, but it can also be fraught with stress as households and routines get turned upside down. Here are some tips to smooth the transition for the entire family.
March 21, 2018 - Find out the benefits of superfoods.
March 21, 2018 - Heart attack survivors tell some important things that they learned.
March 16, 2018 - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and Wellmark Iowa has recognized CHI Health Maternity Center locations with Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care designations.
March 12, 2018 - CHI Health Clinic is breaking ground on a new clinic site at Valley View and Mall Drives in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
March 12, 2018 - Spring into Heart Health at NHI Kearney for an offering of several screenings and a low-cost lab panel.
March 12, 2018 - How to beat spring allergies with these tips.
March 12, 2018 - It's not too late to fit your favorite swimsuit without feeling self-conscious this summer. Here are some tips from our CHI Health experts.
March 06, 2018 - How can you save money, conserve resources, and support your community? Reduce the amount of food waste you produce and increase sustainability.
March 02, 2018 - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska has recognized several CHI Health Maternity center locations with Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care designations as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care Program. They are meeting the rigorous Blue Distinction Center quality selection criteria set by the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.
February 27, 2018 - Join us Saturday, April 7, 2018 at CHI Health Midlands Health Fair for free and low-cost health screenings, lab tests, valuable information and healthy snacks.
February 21, 2018 - New treatment available at CHI Health for people with neuroendocrine tumors.
February 07, 2018 - 9 Habits for a Healthier You: Boost Your Get-Fit Resolutions with These Tips
February 06, 2018 - It's Heart Health Month and our providers want to make sure you know the 7 main ways to keep your heart healthy.
February 05, 2018 - What's better than a well-organized pantry? One stocked with healthier options.
February 05, 2018 - If you think heart attacks and strokes only happen to “old” people, you’re behind the times. Younger Americans – men and women – can and do have heart attacks and strokes.
January 29, 2018 - CHI Health Clinic providers will be at the Omaha Children's Museum on Saturday, Feb. 10 to give your child's stuffed animal a check up.
January 26, 2018 - Join us for a little Wag Therapy. January 30, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at a CHI Health hospital campus near you.
January 22, 2018 - Orthopedics care at CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs can be minimally invasive.
January 22, 2018 - Dr. Ann Narmi talks about Maternity care at CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs hospital.
January 12, 2018 - Pregnancy is a time of decisions, from baby names and nursery colors to the expert care you’ll have in the delivery room. If you’re choosing an obstetrician, midwife or doula the first step is understanding the differences among these birthing specialists.
January 12, 2018 - CHI Health Nebraska Heart received a 5-Star Overall Hospital Rating, the highest possible, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the quality of care.
January 04, 2018 - Catholic Health Initiatives' annual report for fiscal year 2017 summarizes one of the most exciting years in CHI’s rich history
January 03, 2018 - With so many choices available today, how can you choose the right kind of yogurt for you?
December 08, 2017 - CHI Health at Home in Omaha, NE and Lincoln, NE were both named as a Top Agency for 2017.
December 08, 2017 - The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is pleased to announce 8 new CHI Health Safe Sleep Hospital Champions in the state.
Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives to Combine to Form New Catholic Health System Focused on Creating Healthier Communities
December 07, 2017 - CHI and Dignity Health have signed a definitive agreement to combine ministries and create a new, nonprofit Catholic health system.
December 06, 2017 - You don’t have to achieve jaw-dropping weight loss to enjoy significant health benefits.
December 04, 2017 - A healthier you can be wealthier too when you take these steps toward wellness.
November 30, 2017 - CHI Health Virtual Care providers are available online to treat what ails you from the comfort of home.
November 30, 2017 - CHI Health Virtual Care providers are available online to treat what ails you from the comfort of home.
November 27, 2017 - Same-day appointments are available at our Lakeside and 161st Street and W Maple clinic. Call to schedule an appointment today.
November 20, 2017 - CHI Health Gastroenterologist performed a live colonoscopy on KETV news.
November 17, 2017 - Pick up your FREE calendar at the main information desk in the lobby at a CHI Health hospital campus near you.
November 15, 2017 - Information about St. Francis Smoking classes
November 06, 2017 - Men need to change their mindset and remember that regular checkups are not about fixing a problem, but, rather, about maintaining good health.
November 03, 2017 - What a typical Thanksgiving spread does to your body, plus 10 tips for bouncing back from that holiday “food coma.
November 01, 2017 - CHI Health Cardiologist Hussam Abuissa, MD recently implanted the first leadless pacemaker into a patient's heart.
November 01, 2017 - Dr. Copur accepts invitation to serve on American Society Clinical Oncology expert panel
October 19, 2017 - CHI Health St. Francis announces the certification of its cardiovascular and rehabilitation program
October 13, 2017 - True or false? Men suffer more and have worse flu symptoms than women.
October 04, 2017 - Shop the grocery store's perimeter to find most foods on this list of nutrient-dense standouts.
October 04, 2017 - Don't let social media breed self-hate and feed insecurities.
October 04, 2017 - In a culture where the term depression is thrown around as a synonym for sadness the line can be blurred about the differences between sadness and the line can be blurred about the differences between sadness and the actual medical condition of depression.
September 21, 2017 - New exoskeleton technology is helping patients walk again.
September 13, 2017 - CHI Health Sports Medicine providers helped Maddie get back on the court.
September 05, 2017 - A new CHI Health Quick Care location is now open in the Grand Island Hy-Vee supermarket
August 28, 2017 - CHI Health St. Elizabeth, in Lincoln, Nebraska, excels in the treatment areas of newborn and pediatric care, women’s health, cardiology, emergency medicine, orthopedics, neuroscience, oncology, rehabilitation and burn and wound care and is leading the way in prevention and wellness.
August 16, 2017 - St. Francis Foundation distributes $56,470 to area first-responders
August 09, 2017 - Is it possible to sidestep Alzheimer’s? Can lifestyle changes make a difference? You can certainly help reduce the risk with the right actions.
August 07, 2017 - Baby in a Hurry - Employees Help with Surprise Delivery.
August 03, 2017 - Grand Island, Neb. — The CHI Health St. Francis Cancer Treatment Center has been notified that it will be awarded $708,454 in the fourth year of a five-year.
August 03, 2017 - CHI Health Good Samaritan is a regional referral center for central Nebraska and northern Kansas. We serve more than 350,000 people in an area as large as Indiana.
August 02, 2017 - Our top trauma team were able to save Hank Hansen's life.
August 02, 2017 - Randy Scott, MSN, RN, CNOR, is the new Surgical Services director at CHI Health St. Francis.
July 31, 2017 - Difficulties are inevitable, even in the strongest unions. But too often, a relationship can become precarious or even dangerous.
July 25, 2017 - Millions of people suffer brain injuries every year, many from car accidents. The worst can lead to permanent brain damage or even death.
July 17, 2017 - Residents of York and the surrounding area can now receive expert cancer care without having to travel far from the communities where they work and live.
July 14, 2017 - LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services recently designated 13 hospitals as Primary Stroke Centers.
July 13, 2017 - A new state law requires providers to let patients know if they have dense breasts. Learn why it's important to know.
July 12, 2017 - CHI Health Good Samaritan recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll.
July 05, 2017 - CHI Health St. Francis announces its approval of accreditation status by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for the services of its Sleep Lab.
‘Monumental Transformation’ Means Better Patient Care, Improved Medical Education and Faster Research Advances
June 30, 2017 - Imagine an entire system that revolves around your health and wellness. That’s what CHI Health is building with its new Academic Health System.
June 30, 2017 - Rebecca Hadenfeldt was presented with the 2017 Caring Kind Award on Thursday, June 29, at CHI Health St. Francis Medical Plaza
June 29, 2017 - Nebraska’s largest health care system, its clinically integrated network of providers and the state’s largest health insurer have joined to offer new low-cost.
June 27, 2017 - Sleep and dream sciences are advancing quickly. We share some facts of how our brains work as we sleep.
June 20, 2017 - How to escape the false promises behind “light” and “low-fat” food labels and “healthy” fads.
June 15, 2017 - CHI Health Orthopedic specialist performed a live bicep tenodesis procedure on KETV news.
June 14, 2017 - CHI Health St. Francis Breast Center/Oncology has recently been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence in the National Quality Measures.
June 13, 2017 - CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center’s move to University Campus and the Bergan Mercy campus created a lot of excitement and attracted a lot of attention.
June 13, 2017 - Learn about the Inner Workings of a Level I Trauma Center.
June 09, 2017 - CUMC on 30th Street closed on Friday, June 9. The Emergency Department at University Campus at 24th and Cuming opened at 7 a.m. that day.
June 07, 2017 - Nebraska’s largest health care system, its clinically integrated network of providers and the state’s largest health insurer have joined to offer new low cost insurance products based on value-based care.
June 01, 2017 - Grand Island, Neb. — CHI Health St. Francis has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the ACR.
May 31, 2017 - The St. Francis Foundation Board has elected Jeremiah Johnsen as chair, Nick Suminski, as vice-chair and Micki Ward as secretary/treasurer for 2017-2018.
May 24, 2017 - Telemedicine is becoming an innovative way to help stroke patients.
May 19, 2017 - Kaycee Anderson of Grand Island was the big winner in the CHI Health St. Francis Foundation’s Ticket to Win kickoff fundraiser.
May 18, 2017 - When you think of vending machines, you don’t typically think of healthy snacks.
May 17, 2017 - Can this pantry staple produce weight loss, clearer skin, better blood sugar and more? Find out the facts on this folk remedy.
May 16, 2017 - A few helpful ways to cut unhealthy calories quick!
May 10, 2017 - CHI Health Good Samaritan is a regional referral center for central Nebraska and northern Kansas. We serve more than 350,000 people in an area as large as Indiana.
May 10, 2017 - CHI Health, Interventional Neurologist Vishal Jani, MBBS is the first neurologist in the state to perform thrombectomies.
May 09, 2017 - Construction on the CHI Health Academic Medical Center is almost complete, and the CHI Health team has made it look easy!