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CHI St. Alexius Dickinson Named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Medical Center in Dickinson, North Dakota, announced it has been recognized as a 2022 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™.

“Being awarded the Top 100 recognition is a reflection of the teamwork and dedication of every employee here. I am so proud of our staff for this well-deserved accomplishment,” shares interim hospital president DeeAnna Opstedahl.

“Despite unprecedented adversity rural providers continue to display resiliency and a steadfast commitment to their communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Honoring the Top 100 is one of the highpoints of our year. We are delighted to recognize the exceptional performance and innovation of this year’s recipients, particularly in light of the extraordinary challenges facing America’s rural health safety net.”

Over the course of the last 12 years, the INDEX has established itself as the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging publicly available data, the INDEX is trusted by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health across the country to measure and monitor performance across a variety of areas impacting hospital operations and finance.

About CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson

CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Medical Center located in Dickinson, ND, is a 25-bed, Critical Access Hospital with a Level IV Trauma Center accredited by the American College of Surgeons and The Joint Commission. It currently holds a 5-star overall hospital rating from CMS. CHI St. Alexius Health constructed a new, state-of-the-art replacement hospital facility which opened in 2014. The hospital and adjacent medical clinic are located in the same facility at 2500 Fairway Street in Dickinson. It also administers clinic services at the rural family clinic in Beach, ND. CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system created in February 2019 by Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health.