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U.S. News & World Report Names CHI St. Alexius Health Best Hospital in North Dakota

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CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck has been recognized, once again, as the Best Hospital for 2018-19 in North Dakota by U.S. News & World Report. CHI St. Alexius Health was also ranked as high performing in Geriatrics, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Congestive Heart Failure, Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th year, are designed to assist patients and their providers in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

“It’s an honor to once again be recognized as the Best Hospital in North Dakota by U.S. News & World Report. These rankings acknowledge the outstanding care that our providers deliver to our patients each day,” said Kurt Schley, president of CHI St. Alexius Health.

For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

“For five out of the last six years CHI St. Alexius Health has won the award for the best hospital in North Dakota. Our physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff have worked very hard to provide the very best medical care to our patients,” said Dr. Timothy Bopp, chief of staff of CHI St. Alexius Health. “This award is simply a recognition of our dedication and determination to provide the very best care in the state.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

“For nearly 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we give patients and their physicians’ information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties.”

For more information about the 2018-19 rankings, please visit our FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2019” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469906), available for pre-order now from the U.S. News Online Store and for purchase at other bookstores in late September.

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St. Alexius Health officially announced the formation of its regional health care system on April 19, 2016. The system is the largest health care delivery system in central and western North Dakota and is comprised of a tertiary hospital in Bismarck, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) in Carrington, Dickinson, Devils Lake, Garrison, Turtle Lake, Washburn and Williston and numerous clinics and outpatient services. St. Alexius Health manages five CAHs in North Dakota - Ashley, Elgin, Linton, and Wishek, as well as Mobridge Regional Medical Center in Mobridge, S.D.


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