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Clara Barton honored for performance leadership
Clara Barton leadership honor
Clara Barton Medical Center was recently recognized for Performance Leadership by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

HOISINGTON – As part of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 16, Clara Barton Medical Center in Hoisington announced it has been recognized with a 2023 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Patient Perspective. 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. 

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.”

Clara Barton Medical Center was one of only 21 Kansas hospitals to receive this award.

“We are honored to receive this award, which acknowledges our emphasis on customer service. We strive to deliver high quality healthcare in a compassionate and welcoming environment, said Clara Barton President/CEO Jay Tusten. “Thank you to our amazing team for the great work they do each and every day and thank you to Chartis for recognizing their efforts.”

Clara Barton Medical Center is a 23-bed critical access hospital and Level 4 trauma center in Hoisington, providing care to the central Kansas region. Its network includes three rural health clinics in Hoisington, Great Bend and Russell, along with a surgical clinic in Hoisington.