CHI St. Alexius Health awarded Dr. J’Patrick Fahn the 2020 Benedictine Spirit Award. The 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. Fahn currently serves as interim chief medical officer for CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck, Chair of the Family Practice Department, Performance Effectiveness Committee, Critical Care Committee, Bylaws Committee, and co-chair of the MPAC. He serves on four CommonSpirit Health national acute care service lines which include hospital medicine, emergency medicine, blood therapeutics, and critical care. These committees collaborate and advise on policies and therapeutics throughout all of CommonSpirit Health. Additional committee memberships include Medical Executive Committee, Utilization Management, Length of Stay Committee, and Cancer Committee. He is the Physician Champion for Sepsis, Blood Therapeutics, and Safety, and served as director of hospital medicine and critical care prior to his interim CMO role.
Dr. Fahn has been instrumental in the advancement of COVID-19 treatments across the state, including the creation of CHI St. Alexius Health outpatient COVID monitoring program, convalescent plasma studies through Mayo Clinic, development of treatment algorithms, and monoclonal antibody related activities.
Dr. Fahn earned his medical degree from Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa and completed his residency in family medicine at the UND Family Practice Center, Bismarck, ND. He is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.