Bismarck’s Saint Alexius (uh-lex’-ee-us) Medical Center and Catholic Health Initiatives have signed a “letter of intent” to form a new affiliation.
CHI is based in Englewood, Colorado. It has 87 hospitals in 18 states.
CHI and St. A’s officials say the letter is a “non-binding agreement.
"Our organization and CHI have come to the point where we recognize health care is changing," said St. A's CEO and president Gary Miller. "And we have to change with it."
Miller says St. A’s has had a close working relationship with CHI hospitals in Williston and Dickinson.