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New Hospital President Excited to Join Williston Community

Garrick Hyde - CHI St. Alexius Health President

Williston, North Dakota – CHI St. Alexius Health is proud to announce the arrival of Garrick Hyde, MHA, PMP as our new hospital president.


Hyde is a seasoned health care executive with 30 years of experience. He comes to Williston from MaineHealth, the largest healthcare organization in Maine, where he served as Chief Financial Officer.


“I’ve worked in health care for my entire career,” Hyde said. “I was interested in this opportunity for the ability to work closely with staff, providers and the community. I wanted a more outward-facing position because I love people.” 


Hyde is excited about the opportunities he sees for CHI St. Alexius Health. “We have great people. We have great providers. We have wonderful building blocks here and opportunities for stronger relationships with our community partners,” he said. 


A key aspect that attracted Hyde to CHI St. Alexius Health is the “humankindness,” which is central to our mission. The concept has personal meaning for Hyde. 


“It’s a driving principle in my life. I’m fascinated by the science of humankindness and the role it plays in healing,” he said. “The human aspect can sometimes be lacking in health care, so I’m interested in kindness, human connection and the spiritual support that can be part of the experience.” 


Hyde grew up in Washington state. He and wife, Ginger, spent 20 years in Utah raising four children before his career took them to Maine. Their youngest child has graduated high school and the couple are now empty nesters.


While still in Utah, the Hyde family began doing humanitarian work helping artisans in Africa, Asia and Latin America by importing and selling their handcrafted Nativity creations. The “life-changing experience” taught Hyde important lessons about treating all people with dignity, and providing artisans in developing countries the opportunity to work to provide for their families.


Since arriving in Williston in February, Hyde has experienced subzero blizzard conditions, met with community members and tasted the local delicacies at the Annual Swedish Meatball and Norwegian Lutefisk Dinner. Hyde volunteered for the entire event, introducing himself to hundreds of diners while filling water glasses and washing dishes. 


“It was so fun and I got to meet so many people and show them my commitment to the community,” he said. “I’m delighted to be here in the town of Williston. The people here are naturally kind.” 


About CHI St. Alexius Health  

CHI St. Alexius Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. In 1920 the sisters of mercy came to Williston in hopes of bringing healthcare to the community. 100 years later we are still serving their mission of providing health care through Christ’s healing ministry.   

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.