CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck awarded Laura Archuleta, MD, the 2018 Benedictine Spirit Award during the annual Doctors’ Day celebration. The Benedictine Spirit Award is presented annually to a physician who provides distinguished service to patients and upholds the mission and values outlined by the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery.
Dr. Archuleta exhibits a very strong ethical stance to the medical community of CHI St. Alexius that has been demonstrated by many years of collaborative leadership in the Family Medicine specialty. In her early years as a young physician she established a goal to create a program that would incorporate inpatient and outpatient care and for other chronically ill patients seeking a palliative approach to their medical care. She has met that goal and that is evidenced by the establishment of a successful Hospice and Palliative Medicine Program for our hospital patients and for many out-patients living in the Bismarck-Mandan and surrounding communities.
For more than 12 years, Dr. Archuleta has contributed to the growth and well-being of CHI St. Alexius Health. She currently serves as chair of the medical executive committee, medical director of palliative care, medical director of CHI Health at Home hospice, dyad team leader for ambulatory and family medicine, and clinical assistant professor of Family Medicine at the University Of North Dakota School Of Medicine. Dr. Archuleta is a family medicine physician at CHI St. Alexius Health Mandan Medical Plaza.
Dr. Archuleta earned her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Neb., and completed her residency in family medicine at Siouxland Medical Education Foundation in Sioux City, Iowa. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and has a certificate of added qualification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.