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CHI St. Alexius Health Named Best Hospital in ND

Congratulations and prayers to all who serve at CHI St. Alexius Health on being chosen as the "Best Hospital in North Dakota" by U.S. News & World Report. Thank you to all who exemplify the Benedictine values through your dedication to the healing mission of Jesus!

We are grateful to share this news release:

U.S. News & World Report Names CHI St. Alexius Health Best Hospital in North Dakota for Third Consecutive Year

CHI St. Alexius Health has been recognized as the best hospital in North Dakota for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 26th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

According to interim Chief Executive Officer Joseph Messmer, this is not the first time CHI St. Alexius Health has been recognized from U.S. News & World Report or other ranking agencies. “CHI St. Alexius Health has a 130 year commitment to providing exceptional patient-centered care in western and central North Dakota. The expertise and commitment of our physicians and associates to our mission continues to earn our organization national recognition. I truly appreciate all the work that goes into earning such a distinction!”

For 2015-16, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Less than three percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2015-16 were nationally ranked in even one specialty.

“A Best Hospital has demonstrated expertise in treating the most challenging patients,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”

In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers in one or more specialties, as well as hospitals that excel in multiple common procedures and conditions.

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. U.S. News used the same data, as well as the new Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings, first published in May, to produce the state and metro rankings.

The rankings are freely available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2016” guidebook, available in August from the U.S. News Store. CHI St. Alexius Health is a 306-bed, full-service healthcare system offering a comprehensive line of inpatient and outpatient medical services, including: a Level II Emergency and Trauma Center, primary and specialty physician clinics, durable medical equipment services and ancillary services throughout western and central North Dakota. Since its founding in 1885, CHI St. Alexius Health has been recognized with numerous accreditations and awards including: The Joint Commission, Blue Cross Blue Shield Centers of Excellence Awards and ranked the Best Hospital in North Dakota by U.S. News & World Report. In 2012, CHI St. Alexius Health proudly became a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, one of a group of organizations that share, with Mayo Clinic, a common commitment to improving the delivery of health care. In 2014, St. Alexius became a direct affiliation of Catholic Health Initiatives.

 

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