Benjamin Anderson is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System, where he is responsible for the management, direction, and coordination of all organizational operations and related activities in pursuit of the goals and objectives as set forth by the Board of Directors.
During the four years prior to joining HRHS, Benjamin served as Vice President for Rural Health and Hospitals at the Colorado Hospital Association, where he provided leadership and direction in the development and execution of the Association’s rural strategies, advocated on behalf of rural hospitals and health systems and developed strategic partnerships with organizations that affected the health of rural Coloradans.
Before his move to Colorado, Benjamin served as CEO of Kearny County Hospital a comprehensive rural health care delivery complex in Lakin, Kan. that serves patients of 30 nationalities within a 180-mile radius. During his six and a half years there, he led the organization through a period of rapid growth, expanding access to coordinated primary care and specialty services.
Anderson is a recognized leader in transforming rural health care through a mission-driven approach to recruiting physicians to underserved areas, tying together domestic and international service. His work was recognized on CBS Sunday Morning, NPR, and in POLITICO and Sports Illustrated. Anderson was named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s Rising Star list of health care leaders under 40 and one of Modern Healthcare’s 2014 Up and Comers. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English (2004) and a Master of Business Administration (2007) from Drury University in Springfield, Mo. and a Master of Health Care Delivery Science degree (2016) from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.
Beyond work, Anderson enjoys jeep rides and other outdoor activities with his wife, Kaila, and their four young children, David, Naomi, Jonathan and Maria, all within 22 months of age. The Andersons enjoy finding ways to serve the community as a family.