CommonSpirit - St. Elizabeth Hospital

1000 Lincoln St
Fort Morgan, CO 80701


St. Elizabeth Hospital, has served the community of Fort Morgan for more than 70 years. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission every year since 1954, St. Elizabeth Hospital is a 50-bed acute-care hospital with a Level III Trauma Center and a 24-hour Emergency Room. Since our beginning, it’s been our mission to meet the needs of the people we serve in a compassionate, quality-oriented manner and to provide customer-friendly care in partnership with our community, physicians, and staff.  

About Our Hospital

St. Elizabeth Hospital

About Our Hospital

Acute care is at the heart of what we do at St. Elizabeth Hospital. We combine patient-centered care with modern technology and medical expertise to treat a wide range of medical conditions. As a nationally recognized Chest Pain Center, we have the ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack, which is the leading cause of death among men and women in the U.S. 

Other services include: 

  • acute care 

  • cancer screenings 

  • cardiology 

  • cardiopulmonary care

  • diagnostic imaging

  • dietary/nutrition counseling

  • digestive health

  • emergency medicine and trauma care

  • express Care Clinic 

  • general surgery 

  • home health 

  • intensive care 

  • laboratory

  • obstetrics and gynecology services

  • orthopedics 

  • physical, occupational and speech therapy 

  • social services 

  • women’s health

  • wound care


St. Elizabeth Hospital


St. Elizabeth Hospital Leadership

Josh Neff, who’s on a mission to turn our differences into our super-powers, serves at the Chief Executive Officer for St. Elizabeth Hospital. He has a long history in healthcare- working in the industry for 30 years and serving in leadership roles for 15.

Josh joined CommonSpirit in 2018 and along with serving as CEO, he also is the System Vice President of Rural Health. In this role, Josh successfully leads a team of critical access hospital CEOs and successfully implement operational and turn-around plans to create long-term sustainability for CommonSpirit’s 16 Affiliate Hospitals.

Josh has additionally held leadership roles with Porter Adventist Hospital and Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care. He received a Master’s of Organizational Leadership from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Tarleton State University.

Rob, who is on a mission to extend the resources of CommonSpirit to rural communities, patients, and providers, has spent more than 25 years serving in leadership roles throughout CommonSpirit Health, including serving as the Medical Director for the CommonSpirit Connect Transfer Center, Telehealth and Outreach departments. Additionally, Rob served as an emergency physician at St. Anthony Hospital for more than two decades.

Rob has experience with both the CommonSpirit system and our rural partners and is an invaluable resource to St. Elizabeth Hospital's provider and clinical teams. Rob earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from The College of William and Mary and his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Virginia.

John Swanhorst serves as the Chief Nursing Officer for St. Elizabeth Hospital. John, who is on a mission to always have fun, build relationships, and see the best in everyone around him, joined St. Elizabeth in August 2022.

Prior to joining St. Elizabeth Hospital, John served as Director of Emergency Services of St. Anthony Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center, in Lakewood, CO. John’s knowledge of healthcare, along with his compassionate, forward-thinking leadership style and operational experience has served St. Elizabeth Hospital and its patients well.

John earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Health Care Administration and Master of Healthcare Administration degrees from Clarkson College in Omaha. He also earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice, Executive Leadership degree from the University of St. Augustine and has multiple publications on Nurse Leader Rounding, compliance, and ED process improvement.


St. Elizabeth Hospital


Volunteering changes lives — the lives of the people receiving assistance and support, and the life of the person freely giving his or her time and effort to provide that assistance and support. Being a volunteer can increase self-confidence, promote positive health, and provide you with valuable career experience. You can develop new skills, meet like-minded people and make a positive contribution to your community.

At St. Elizabeth Hospital, volunteers help with:

  • Gift shop operations 

  • Welcoming guests at our facility and assisting visitors and patients with directions 

  • Hosting fundraising events 

  • Visiting with patients and visitors 

  • Filing and paperwork 

The benefits of volunteering at St. Elizabeth Hospital include: 

  • Participation in hospital social events 

  • Annual volunteer recognition event 

  • All required medical tests and immunizations provided at no cost 

Adult Volunteer Application

Questions? Contact Patti Kuretich at 970-542-4475 or email.

Licensed beds
Years of caring for Fort Morgan
$4.9 million
FY22 Charity/Uncompensated care


St. Elizabeth Hospital is a 50-bed acute-care hospital located in Fort Morgan, Colorado. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission, we offer lifesaving services to the community, including a 24-hour Emergency Room, Level III Trauma Center and six-bed intensive care unit. We also offer on-site laboratory services, general surgery, rehabilitation therapy, dietary services and more.

exterior of St. Elizabeth Hospital

Shortest ER wait times around

At St. Elizabeth Hospital, our highly skilled emergency physicians and nurses stand ready to handle whatever emergency life brings your way. Whether you need treatment for a broken finger or failing heart, we provide quality care fast, with some of the lowest ER wait times in the region. We are dedicated to providing you and your family with efficient, safe and compassionate care.

Learn more about our Emergency Services

Kami Bell, Patient Service Representative, talking with a patient family.

Visitor Information

Welcome to St. Elizabeth Hospital. We want your experience with us to be as comfortable as possible. Below, you’ll find information on everything from our gift shop hours to tips for visiting a loved one in the ICU. 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. Elizabeth Hospital

All Visitor Information

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

  • Visiting hours are 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

  • MedSurg and ICU patients will be allowed two visitors at any given time. 

  • OB patients will be allowed two support persons/visitors at any given time. 

  • The ED will allow two support persons at any given time. 

  • Clinics will allow two support persons per patient and no visitors under the age of 16 unless the minor is the patient or accompanying a family member that needs assistance.

  • Exceptions to the visitor policy: 

    • No visitors for patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who are awaiting COVID-19 test results. 

    • The Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit is a case-by-case basis and up to the discretion of the unit director.

    • Minor children, individuals unable to manage their own decisions and disabled individuals requiring assistance from a regular caregiver will be allowed two individuals to accompany them while in the facility.

    • End-of-life patients will be allowed two visitors in the morning and two visitors in the afternoon unless unit director makes exception to the rule on a case-by-case basis. 

  • All visitors will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 before being allowed to enter.  If a visitor shows signs or symptoms of COVID-19, they will not be allowed to enter the building unless they are seeking care. 

  • We ask all patients and visitors to wear their own personal masks into our health care facility to help protect you, our patients and our staff during your visit. Any type of surgical or cloth mask is fine. 

Visiting hours at St. Elizabeth Hospital, including the intensive care unit, are from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

ICU patients may have only two visitors at one time. Children must be at least 16 years old to visit the ICU unless special arrangements are made. 

The gift shop, located near the front entrance of the medical office building, is open Monday through Thursday, 10:00am - 2:00pm & Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm

The gift shop’s phone number is 970-867-3391, ext. 3552. Please note that latex balloons are not permitted anywhere inside St. Elizabeth Hospital, and flowers/plants are not permitted in the ICU.   

Branches cafeteria, located near the lab waiting room on the lower floor, is open 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.  

  • Free coffee and tea are available during business hours.

  • Hot meals are available for purchase from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

  • Vending machines are available in the hospital's entrance lobby 24 hours per day. 

Programs and Community

Our Foundation

The Fort Morgan Community Hospital Association supports the life-changing programs and services of St. Elizabeth Hospital. We believe giving is part of healing, and the value of philanthropy is not just in dollars raised, but also in the emotional investment people make with us when we help connect them to our mission. Your gift will save lives, restore health and nurture struggling families, right here in our community. Thank you for your gracious generosity.


At St. Elizabeth Hospital, it’s a privilege to support the health of our community. We offer birth classes, community events, volunteer opportunities 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.  

Community Engagement Request

St. Elizabeth Hospital

Community Engagement Request

Updated 11/1/23

As we fully integrate with CommonSpirit Health, we are pausing community engagement commitments until June 1, 2024. However, you are welcome to submit an application using the guidelines below. We will notify you directly if your organization is selected for funding. We appreciate your patience and look forward to working with you in the future.

How to submit an engagement request

CommonSpirit hospitals receive many requests each year asking us to engage in community events and programs. Supporting the communities in this way is a reflection of our mission to improve the health of the people we serve, especially those who are vulnerable, while we advance social justice for all.

Before submitting a request, please consider the following:

  • Sponsorships and events should align with our mission and values; community health improvement or prevention; and one of the hospital’s Community Health Needs Assessment priorities.
  • Please make your request at least 60 days prior to your event or sponsorship deadline.
  • Completion of this form does not guarantee a donation or sponsorship.
  • We are only able to support non-profit organizations.
  • Completed requests will be considered by an internal committee. We will contact you regarding the status of your request when we reopen community engagement giving June 1, 2024.
St. Elizabeth Hospital Health Fair

St. Elizabeth Hospital

St. Elizabeth Hospital Health Fair

This year’s Health Fair will feature the following:

  • Blood Draws:
    -Monday, July 10th - Friday, July 14th: 7-9 am
    -Saturday, July 15th, 7-11 am
    • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel: $40
    • Prostate-Specific Antigen Test: $35
    • Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Test: $35
    • Hemoglobin A1c (blood sugar) Test: $25

No appointment or insurance required.
8 hours of fasting recommended for above screenings

  • Colon Cancer Awareness Maze sponsored by Heath Becker Memorial Fund
  • Free Health Assessments and Health Education Booths
  • Expired/Unused Medication Drop-Off
  • Car Seat Safety, Education, and Checks
  • Tai Chi Balance Class
  • Kid Zone
  • Healthy Eating Demonstrations
  • Farmers Market sponsored by Pope Farms & St. Elizabeth Hospital

Plus, Don’t Miss These Tours:

  • Orthopedics Clinic
  • Specialty Clinic
  • Helipad & Flight for Life Helicopter
  • 3D Mammography Machine
  • Dexa Bone Density Scanner