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Lown Index Names CHI Dickinson ND's Most Socially Responsible

CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Named North Dakota’s Most Socially Responsible Hospital

National rankings program finds that CHI St. Alexius Dickinson is best in class at serving its patients and communities

DICKINSON, ND – CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson has been recognized for its excellent performance on social responsibility, receiving an “A” Grade on the Lown Institute Hospitals Index for Social Responsibility. The Index is the first ranking to measure social responsibility of more than 3,600 U.S. hospitals nationwide and applies never-before-used metrics such as racial inclusivity, avoidance of overuse, and community benefit.

CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson ranked 1st out of 23 hospitals in North Dakota and 186th nationally out of 3,606 on the social responsibility metric.

According to the Index, the hospital also received “A” grades in clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, cost efficiency, and pay equity – key metrics that contribute to the overall rating.

“CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson is committed to delivering the highest-quality care to every patient that comes through our doors,” said hospital president Carol Enderle. “Our hardworking staff deserves a lot of credit for this honor.”

“America needs socially responsible hospitals,” said Vikas Saini, MD, president of the Lown Institute. “That’s why it’s so important to lift up these high-performing hospitals as examples for others to follow.”

The Lown Hospitals Index for Social Responsibility utilizes more than 50 metrics to assess how well hospitals succeed at being care providers, employers, and community partners. Data sources include Medicare claims, CMS patient safety data and hospital cost reports, and IRS 990 forms, among others. Learn more about the Lown Hospitals Index for Social Responsibility by visiting


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 (TJC). The hospital currently holds a 5 star overall hospital rating from CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services). It was also named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the U.S. in 2022. 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.