Trinity Hospital AlertUpdate on the fire at the construction site of the new Trinity Health medical campus in southwest Minot: The site is closed and appropriate authorities and experts are investigating the incident. This process will take some time. Until we have sufficient information and recommendations to consider, Trinity Health will not speculate on the impact this event may have on the project timeline. However, our commitment to the city and region is unwavering. We will evaluate the impact of the fire and take any actions necessary to ensure successful completion of the healthcare campus and medical district. Again, we are profoundly thankful no one was injured; the safety and well-being of our patients, community, staff, and project partners are our priority. We deeply appreciate the efforts by local fire, police, and ambulance services to keep people safe from harm during this event.

Karen J Kelly, CRNA

A certified registered nurse anesthetist, Karen J. Kelly, MS, CRNA, provides anesthesia care to patients across a wide spectrum of surgical cases.  A 1984 graduate of the former Trinity School of Nursing, Karen earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Minot State University in 2006, and received her Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, in 2009.  Prior to joining Trinity’s Anesthesia department she worked in the orthopedic and ICU units of Trinity Hospital and was a flight nurse with Northstar Criticiair.

A member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and the North Dakota Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Karen is certified by the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists.  She and her husband, Chris, a member of Trinity’s Revenue Integrity staff, have four grown children, the oldest of which is Dr. Jennifer Johnson, a member of Trinity’s Ob/Gyn team.  When not juggling work schedules they enjoy camping, traveling and spending time with family.


Anesthesiologists provide anesthesia services, pre-operative counseling and post-operative pain management.

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