Kearny County Hospital CEO Benjamin Anderson to Keynote 2018 Wisconsin Rural Health Conference, June 27-29

April 27, 2018

Registration is now open for the 2018 Wisconsin Rural Health Conference, scheduled June 27-29, at The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. This year’s opening keynote is Benjamin Anderson, CEO of Kearny County Hospital, a critical access hospital in a racially diverse and medically underserved area in southwest Kansas. Since arriving at Kearny County Hospital in 2013, Anderson has received national acclaim for his work in physician recruitment, health promotion, women’s health initiatives and rural health care delivery innovations. In 2014, Anderson was named one of Modern Healthcare’s Up & Comers, which recognizes young executives who have made significant contributions in the areas of health care administration, management and policy.

In addition, a variety of breakout sessions will give attendees the opportunity to examine and discuss models changing the delivery of and access to rural health care, public policy issues affecting rural health care, and ways in which data and technology are improving health care for rural populations. The conference will once again include the popular education track focused on governance issues, including new ways for boards to approach strategic planning, essential components for a successful and sustainable hospital foundation, and understanding some of the future reimbursement models that will impact hospitals.

Make attendance at this year’s conference a priority by registering today. A full agenda and online registration are available at

This story originally appeared in the April 27, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter