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CHI St. Alexius Health Williston announces the World Nativities in Williston Exhibit

CHI St. Alexius Health Williston is proud to share a meaningful holiday event with the community. Please join us for a guided tour of 100 handmade Nativities from countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. You will experience folk art created in all the world’s colors and patterns, crafted from every material imaginable. The art reflects each artisan’s imagination of what the birth of baby Jesus would have looked like if it had occurred in locations from Cambodia to Cameroon to Colombia.


The artwork on display is part of a much larger collection that our hospital president, Garrick Hyde, has gathered over the past 20 years while doing humanitarian work. This exhibit will become an annual event, with different Nativities displayed each year. The World Nativities in Williston event is our gift to the community this holiday season.


CHI St. Alexius Health Williston would like to thank Garrick and his wife Ginger for showcasing these beautiful pieces and sharing them with our community. And, of course, much gratitude to our wonderful hospital volunteers for being our tour guides for this exciting daily event.


Dates and times: Weekdays from Monday,  Dec 4 to Friday,  Dec 15: 10 AM – 4 PM, and 6 – 8 PM

                                Saturday, Dec 9: 10 AM – 2 PM

   Sunday, Dec 10: 3 – 7 PM

(Times are subject to change in the case of inclement weather. Please be sure to check our Facebook event page for updates.)


Location: Hospital Main Entrance (Door 1), where you will be directed to our medical library; maximum

occupancy is 25 at one time.


If you have a group of 10 or more that would like a reserved tour time, please contact Brittny Mayo at 701.774.7466 or [email protected].



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.