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003 – Mastering Rural Healthcare with Benjamin Anderson CEO of Kearny County Health
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003 – Mastering Rural Healthcare with Benjamin Anderson CEO of Kearny County Health

003 – Mastering Rural Healthcare with Benjamin Anderson CEO of Kearny County Health

Benjamin Anderson is the hospital CEO at Kearny County Hospital.  He’s an innovator, strategist, speaker, board member, mentor, social justice advocate, husband, and father.  His focus is rural healthcare and he’s committed to making it better for the people in the communities he serves.

Benjamin’s 101 Course to Outcomes Improvement

1.  What is the best way to improve healthcare outcomes?

Measure what matters

2.  What is the biggest mistake or pitfall to avoid?

Instate change without asking people what matters

3.  How do you stay relevant as an organization despite constant change?

Focused on Value Based care with Master of Health Care Delivery Science Program at  Dartmouth College

4. What is the one area or focus that should drive all else in your hospital?

Above all else, Mission.  

Recommended book: John E. Wennberg – Tracking Medicine

Closing thought:  Sister Marie Jean Ryan – Harm [due to broken processes] is avoidable and we have a moral obligation to prevent it in our healthcare delivery system.  A dollar wasted or a life harmed or lost is a tragedy.  Be more than a plant manager, but a mission-driven entrepreneurial innovator that designs a system that serves patients.

Resources:

Dartmouth College Health Care Delivery Science Program

The best way to contact Benjamin: 

620-355-7111

banderson@kearnycountyhospital.com