CommonSpirit - St. Catherine Hospital - Dodge City

3001 Avenue A
Dodge City, KS 67801


St. Catherine Hospital – Dodge City, is a Joint Commission accredited 99-bed hospital that serves as a regional referral center for southwest Kansas. St. Catherine Hospital – Dodge City provides health services that include diagnostics and interventional cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation. 

About Our Hospital

St. Catherine Hospital - Dodge City

About Our Hospital

Acute care is at the heart of what we do at St. Catherine Hospital – Dodge City. We combine patient-centered care with modern technology and medical expertise to treat a wide range of medical conditions. As a Joint Commission-accredited hospital, we offer a comprehensive range of services, including: 

  • 24-hour emergency care

  • cardiology

  • crisis prevention

  • diagnostic imaging

  • Family Birth Center

  • general and laparoscopic surgery

  • obstetrics and gynecology

  • ophthalmology 

  • oral surgery 

  • orthopedics 

  • physical, occupational, and speech therapy 

  • neonatal intensive care  

  • neurology 

  • nutrition counseling 

  • pain management 

  • pediatrics

  • respiratory therapy

  • sleep disorders

  • social services

  • urology

  • women’s health


St. Catherine Hospital - Dodge City


St. Catherine Hospital – Dodge City Leadership

Twilla Lee serves as the CEO for St. Catherine Hospital – Garden City, St. Catherine Hospital – Dodge City, and Bob Wilson Memorial hospitals.  She joined CommonSpirit’s 101-year legacy of serving the vibrant communities of western Kansas in 2022.

On a mission to help people – one person at a time, Twilla previously served as CEO for Lutheran Downtown Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she oversaw the construction of a 60-bed, acute care facility. Her work included developing and implementing a strategic plan for opening the hospital, including physician recruitment, staffing and operations.

Twilla has more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry and has a reputation for building high-performing teams, building operational efficiency and developing positive relationships with the local community and leaders.

She earned both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration from Otterbein University.

On a mission to serve with love and integrity while caring for our communities’ needs, Shawna previously served as the director of Finance and Health Information Management for St. Catherine and Bob Wilson Hospitals.

Shawna joined CommonSpirit Health in 2007 as a Senior Accountant and has progressively increased into leadership roles. She will continue to provide leadership and oversite of the hospitals’ daily financial performance and stewardship, including capital and operational budget processes.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Management from Bethany College and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Wichita State University.

Shawna is married and has two children. Her family enjoys spending time together outdoors, especially at the lake and in the mountains.

Anita Toussi, MD, PHD, MBA, FACEP, CPE, serves as the Chief Medical Officer for the CommonSpirit St. Catherine Hospitals of southwest Kansas. On a mission to provide increased access to excellent, patient-centric care that is compassionate, affordable, and equitable, Dr. Toussi has served as a physician leader for the past 22 years.

Throughout her tenure, Dr. Toussi built a reputation for consistent success in every aspect of patient experience, physician recruitment, retention and alignment. Most recently, she served as the Chief Medical Officer for Horizon Health in Paris, IL, where she built multiple service lines from the ground up and led her teams through the pandemic. Throughout her career, Dr. Toussi has transformed systems, processes and overall morale by encouraging her team to perform at the height of their strengths.

Dr. Toussi earned both her PhD and M.D. in medicine from the University of Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland. Along with her medical degrees, Dr. Toussi also earned two Master of Arts degrees from the University of Geneva and a Master of Business Administration degree from Auburn University.

Candy Canga Picar, BSN, MBA, DNP, serves as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for St. Catherine Hospital – Garden City, St. Catherine Hospital – Dodge City and Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital.

Candy, who is on a mission to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and acceptance by creating space where each person has a voice at the table, joined CommonSpirit from St. Charles Madras Hospital in Madras, Ore., where she served as the CNO and built a culture of excellence by empowering frontline nurses utilizing the Pathway to Excellence standards.

Candy, who was born and raised in Cebu, Philippines, has a true passion for understanding how the complexities of social determinants impact a person’s care and overall health. She immigrated to the US in 1991. Since then, Candy has worked as a staff nurse in various healthcare settings all the way up to an executive role.

Some of Candy’s greatest successes in health equity include expanding care for the Native American Indian population in Madras by creating the first Patient Family Advisory Council, facilitating staff training and developing culturally competent practices.

Candy has her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Capella University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and her Bachelor or of Science in Nursing from Velez College in Cebu, Philippines.

During her personal time, Candy enjoys being a wife, a mother, a pet lover, and an active member of the church community.

John Fitzthum, MHA, FACHE, joined CommonSpirit Health as Chief Operating Officer for St. Catherine Hospital – Dodge City in 2022.

John, who is on a mission to serve his team so that they can nurture the lives they touch, brings more than 20 years of management and health care experience. He most recently served as the Executive Director of Physician Practices for the Hayes Medical Center in Hays, Kans., where he has a record of building dynamic teams that focus on financial integrity and high patient satisfaction.

John earned his Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and Sociology from Colorado State University. He earned his Master of Healthcare Administration from Colorado State University Systems. John is also a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.


St. Catherine Hospital - Dodge City


Volunteers make a difference! Our volunteers and auxiliary members strive to help make hospitalizations and visits as comfortable as possible. 

An on-site gift shop is located near the waiting room on the main floor and is operated by a special group of volunteers — community members who give their time to help make your stay more pleasant. Proceeds from our gift shop and vending machines are used to fund scholarships for students in the healthcare field. 

Other volunteer services include delivering patient mail and flowers and providing complimentary coffee and snacks to visitors, patients, and their families who are waiting in the main, surgical, and ICU waiting rooms.  

Licensed beds
Health care services offered
$21.2 million
FY22 Charity/Uncompensated care


At St. Catherine Hospital – Dodge City, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality, family-friendly care available. We offer a wide range of health care services, including emergency medicine, heart care, maternity care, sleep medicine, surgical services, and many more.

Mother and newborn

Let our family welcome yours

At St. Catherine Hospital – Dodge City we welcome more than 700 babies a year in our Family Birth Center. We believe in giving our patients and their families the personal care and attention they deserve. The center’s 10 large, private rooms are designed to help support the labor and delivery processes as well as recovery and postpartum care, with all the added comforts of home. 

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Visitor Information

Welcome to St. Catherine Hospital – Dodge City. We want your experience with us to be as comfortable as possible. Below, you’ll find information on everything you need to know about visiting a loved one in our care. If you don’t find what you are looking for here, please contact us and we will be happy to help. 

All Visitor Information

St. Catherine Hospital - Dodge City

All Visitor Information

Please read CommonSpirit Health’s current COVID-19 visitor restrictions. Contact St. Catherine Hospital – Dodge City directly for additional individual visitor policies that may apply. 

To better protect our patients, providers, employees, and community, the following visitation guidelines have been implemented. 

  • All visitors entering the building will need to wear a mask continuously while here in the building. 

  • All visitors should enter building through the ED door and proceed through the thermometer screening process. 

  • Visitors at this check point will be asked to read through the screening questions.

    • Have you had close contact with a person who is positive or presumptively positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days?

    • Do you have a new loss of taste or smell? 

    • Do you have any symptoms of respiratory infection or flu? (cough, runny/stuffy nose, watery eyes, sore throat) 
  • Visitors answering “Yes” to one or more questions, or their temperature is outside the guideline, should leave the facility immediately and reschedule their visit for a later date or go to the admission desk for further instruction.  

  • Visitors proceeding to enter the building are self-attesting they have answered “NO” to all three questions above. 

  • Adult patients seen in ED may have one person with them in the treatment room. 

  • If the person being seen in ED is under 18, both parents may be present in the room as space permits. 

  • No one under the age of 18 may be allowed to visit a person in the ED unless he/she is the parent of a minor being treated.  

  • Visiting hours for ICU are from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 4 to 8 p.m. 

  • Please limit visitors to two at a time. 

  • COVID-positive patients: Visitors must check in at desk before entering patient room. No more than one visitor at a time. Must be 18 or older. 

    • Non-N95 mask, gown and eye covering to be worn by visitors in COVID-positive rooms. 

  • Visiting hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 4 to 8 p.m. 

  • Please limit visitors to two at a time. 

  • Only grandparents and siblings 12 years of age and above may visit. 

  • Visiting hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. 

  • Please limit visitors to two at a time. 

  • COVID-positive patients: Visitors must check in at desk before entering patient room. No more than one visitor at a time. Must be 18 or older.

    • Non-N95 mask, gown and eye covering to be worn by visitors in COVID-positive rooms. 

Programs and Community

Our Foundation

At St. Catherine Hospital – Dodge City, it’s a privilege to support the health of our community. We offer birth classes, community events, and give back through other community benefit programs. These resources and opportunities are all part of our mission to meet the health care needs of the people we serve.