CommonSpirit St. Elizabeth Hospital Recognized for Performance Leadership by The Chartis Center for Rural Health

November 27, 2023

As part of National Rural Health Day on November 16, CommonSpirit St. Elizabeth Hospital has announced they have been recognized with a 2023 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in quality. Compiled by the Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (i.e., 75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals in Quality, Outcomes and/or Patient Perspective.

“Our health system’s history is rooted in rural healthcare and our future is committed to ensuring all our neighbors have access to the same high-quality care, regardless of where they live,” said St. Elizabeth Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, Josh Neff. “Living in a rural community should never mean that our residents are sacrificing quality health care. Every member of our team is devoted to guaranteeing our patients never need to travel far to receive the care that they need, and this recognition proves that it’s a commitment we continue to prioritize.”

The Performance Leadership Awards are based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. INDEX data is relied upon by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health around the country to measure and monitor performance across several areas impacting hospital operations and finance.

“Wherever we go in rural America, we witness first-hand the commitment, determination, and compassion with which rural hospitals serve their communities. Rural healthcare truly is mission-driven,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “This National Rural Health Day, let us recognize the efforts of this year’s Performance Leadership Award winners and all those driven to deliver high quality care throughout rural communities.”




CommonSpirit Health is a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 by Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. The Colorado/Kansas/Utah Division includes 20 hospitals, 240 physician practices and clinics, emergency and urgent care centers, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life® Colorado. With its national office in Chicago and a team of over 175,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit operates 142 hospitals and more than 2,200 care sites across 24 states. In FY 2022, CommonSpirit had revenues of $33.9 billion and provided $4.9 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs. Learn more at