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Ermann Named New President at CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson

Ermann Named New President

Dickinson, ND - CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson is pleased to announce that William “Bill” Ermann has accepted the position of President at CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson and will officially begin his duties and responsibilities on Monday, January 27, 2020.

Bill has over 22 years of experience in the healthcare field building teams and improving performance through people-focused leadership, serving in the area of finance as an Accountant, Controller, Director of Finance and moving up the ranks to Chief Financial Officer. Since 2012, he has established his position as Chief Executive Officer/President of the Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kansas. He’s an experienced executive with the ability to balance strategic decisions and financial discipline utilizing compassion and a hands-on approach to leadership, resulting in strong ties to his employees, his patients, and his community.

In addition, Bill has served or participated on a number of professional boards as well as local service and community organizations. He is currently a member of the Kansas Hospital Association Board, BCBS Advisory Committee and is the current President of the Pioneer Health Network. He’s a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Locally, Bill takes pride in being a member of the Liberal Rotary Club and the Early Risers Kiwanis Club.

Bill received his MBA from West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX and his BS of Public Accounting with an emphasis in Managerial Accounting from Mesa State College, Grand Junction, CO.

Past president Reed Reyman led CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson for ten years before taking on a new role at Altru Health System in Grand Forks in September 2019. During the transition time between presidents, operations at CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson have been led by co-interim presidents Joseph Ruark, VP of Operational Finance, and DeeAnna Opstedahl, VP of Patient Care Services.

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About CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson:

CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Medical Center is a 25-bed, Critical Access Hospital with a Level IV Trauma Center accredited by the American College of Surgeons and The Joint Commission. The hospital serves patients from southwestern North Dakota, eastern Montana, and northern South Dakota.The state-of-the-art hospital facility was completed in 2014 and houses a medical clinic, kidney dialysis unit, and outpatient therapy clinic under one roof. CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson recently was designated as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital nationwide in 2019 by iVantage Health Analytics.