Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital and Clinics is one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for quality in the United States.

The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, including Gundersen St. Joseph’s, scored best among CAHs as determined by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. The rankings were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). An awards ceremony will be held during NRHA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in September in Kansas City, Mo.
“Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital and Clinics is committed to quality and patient safety as our first priority,” says CEO Danni Gearhart. “We are extremely proud to be recognized for the outstanding care we provide to our patients. The recognition goes to our entire team for their unfaltering effort. We’re also excited for how our new hospital project will enhance our quality and care environment for patients well into the future.”

Gundersen St. Joseph’s was recognized based on its percentile rank across the five categories of Hospital Compare Process of Care measures.
Learn how Gundersen St. Joseph’s puts patient outcomes and quality first by visiting

About the National Rural Health Association
NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and wellbeing of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. NRHA membership is made up of 21,000 diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health. For more information, visit

About The Chartis Group
The Chartis Group® (Chartis) provides comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the health care industry. With an unparalleled depth of expertise in strategic planning, performance excellence, informatics and technology, and health analytics, Chartis helps leading academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks, children’s hospitals and health care service organizations achieve transformative results. Learn more at