Connected Community, Healthy Community: Benjamin Anderson

June 11 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Wool Market & DIY School
420 N. Main St.
Hutchinson, KS 67501
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Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Connected Community, Healthy Community Speaker & Discussion Series from Heal Reno County featuring three speakers addressing community health, from the social determinants of health to life expectancy to community engagement. The events are free and open to the public at The Wool Market & DIY School, 420 N. Main in Hutchinson, but seating is limited. 

"Population Health: Defining Outcomes by Asking the Right Questions"

Our third speaker, Benjamin Anderson, will share the story of how one frontier healthcare delivery system is making the transition from an internal focus on traditional process improvement to patient-centered outcomes by collaborating and successfully soliciting the input of 80% of the households in its culturally diverse communities to redefine the county's strategy for improving population health. Following his talk, we will reveal Reno County's 2019 Community Health Improvement Plan and discuss efforts to make progress.

About Benjamin Anderson: Benjamin Anderson, MBA, MHCDS is the CEO of Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, KS, a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital and comprehensive health complex that serves patients of 30 nationalities within a 180-mile radius. Anderson is a recognized leader in transforming rural health care through a missional approach to recruiting physicians to underserved areas. Kearny County Hospital is now at the forefront of innovations in health care delivery to improve care to underserved populations. Anderson has been 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.

Funding for this series was made possible by the Pathways to a Healthy Kansas initiative from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS). Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA). The views expressed in written conference materials do not necessarily reflect the official policies of BCBSKS or BCBSA; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices; or organizations imply endorsement by either organization.