Grimshaw Promoted to West Region President of CHI St. Alexius Health


Matt Grimshaw has accepted a new position as West Region President of CHI St. Alexius Health.

In an effort to continue to improve the quality and service delivered to the patients and communities we serve in Western North Dakota, CHI St. Alexius Health is realigning key leadership duties.  “Nearly all healthcare organizations are looking for new ways to deliver on the promise of higher quality of care at a lower cost, and we are no different,” said Jeff Drop, Senior Vice President of Operations for CHI’s Fargo Division.  The new structure is aimed at aligning the critical access hospitals in the western region and strengthening both regional strategic activities as well as operational innovation.

As part of the realignment, Matt Grimshaw, President of CHI St. Alexius Health Williston will be promoted to a new West Region President role where he will assume responsibility for several facilities in the region.  In his new capacity, Matt will assist in the operations in Dickinson, Devils Lake, Carrington and Williston while also coordinating strategy for all of CHI St. Alexius Health, Bismarck, including Turtle Lake and Garrison.  “I am really excited about where we are headed as a regional system,” said Grimshaw, “and this new structure gives us the greatest opportunity for success by leveraging what’s best about our various organizations.”  To make this possible, Matt will begin transitioning to Bismarck over the coming weeks and plans to relocate there later this year.

 With Grimshaw’s relocation to Bismarck, Dan Bjerknes will remain Vice President of Operations for the CHI St. Alexius Williston campus but his existing role will be expanding. “As our community has grown and changed so rapidly over the past few years, we have had to always look for new solutions to the challenges we face, and this just takes that to a higher level.” said Bjerknes.  He will work closely with Lori Hahn, VP of Patient Care Services and Marvin Smoot, Vice President of Provider Operations as it pertains to day to day operations.  As we make this transition, Grimshaw firmly believes that the employees, medical staff and leadership of CHI St. Alexius Health Williston will continue to have a strong commitment to deliver the very best care to patients within the Williston community and the surrounding area.


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