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CHI St. Alexius Health Receives Highest Rating in Bismarck from CMS

CHI St. Alexius Health Receives Highest Rating in Bismarck from CMS

CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck has recently been ranked a 4-star Acute Care Hospital by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, receiving the highest rating in Bismarck, N.D. CMS assigns star ratings to more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide based on their performance across seven quality areas: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging.

“Proven standards of care from the federal government and other regulatory agencies can save lives. At CHI St. Alexius Health we believe that quality improvement is not optional - it is an expectation. Our commitment to enhance quality improvement efforts will continue to set us apart – resulting in better patient outcomes and a better patient experience.” said Dr. Lisa Laurent, chief medical officer at CHI St. Alexius Health.

In addition to being ranked a 4-star Acute Care Hospital by CMS, CHI St. Alexius Health was recently ranked the safest in the region by the LeapFrog Group. These rankings illustrate that when health care is needed, patients can expect high quality care that exceeds federal regulations. In short, they will receive the best care, at the right place, at the right time.
“CHI St. Alexius Health continues to be recognized for the high quality care we provide. For nearly 135 years our medical staff, employees and key partners have continued our legacy to ‘Receive all as Christ’, caring for the sick and vulnerable while delivering the best care for each patient that walks through our doors,” said Dr. Laura Archuleta, chief of staff, CHI St. Alexius Health.

The Hospital Compare website provides patients a tool to research health care facilities and make the best choice for themselves and family. To learn more about the CMS Star Rating and how other hospitals are rated click here.


CHI St. Alexius Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. With a tertiary hospital in Bismarck, the system also consists of critical access hospitals (CAHs) in Carrington, Dickinson, Devils Lake, Garrison, Turtle Lake, Washburn and Williston and numerous clinics and outpatient services. CHI St. Alexius Health manages four CAHs in North Dakota - Elgin, Linton, and Wishek, as well as Mobridge Regional Medical Center in Mobridge, S.D.
CHI St. Alexius Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care. With its national office in Chicago and a team of approximately 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit Health operates 142 hospitals and more than 700 care sites across 21 states. In FY 2018, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health had combined revenues of $29.2 billion and provided $4.2 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs.