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Message regarding Air Ambulance services in Williston

Message regarding Air Ambulance services in Williston

To our Williston Community,


We understand the community is surprised and worried by the sudden departure of Guardian Flight’s helicopter from our helipad. We had no advance notice of this action.


Rather than comment on the actions of Guardian’s corporate leaders, we will focus our message on the positive actions we are taking:

  • Air ambulance service continues every day in Williston because several companies provide fixed-wing air ambulance services to the Williston region
  • Nothing has changed in our ability to quickly transfer critical patients requiring specialty trauma care
  • We are meeting now with air ambulance companies to design the best replacement solution for this community
  • We will announce exciting plans very soon


Thank you for the trust you place in CHI St. Alexius Health to provide excellent patient care to the fine people of Williston for the past 100 years.


Jami Murie, Director Patient Care Svc

Lorrie Antos, VP Patient Care Svc

Garrick Hyde, President 


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.