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Karla Eischens of Sanford Health named as one of the leading rural hospital CEOs to watch


Mar 25, 2024

Becker’s Hospital Review has recognized Karla Eischens, President and CEO of Sanford Health in Bemidji, as one of the “110 rural hospital and health system CEOs to know” in 2024. The list highlights executives who are dedicated to expanding hospital services, improving facilities, and recruiting skilled team members. These CEOs are commended for their leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic and national staffing shortages, as they work towards sustainable success. Eischens, with over 25 years of experience in healthcare, has focused on the needs of employees, patients, and the communities served by Sanford Health.

Under Eischens’ leadership, Sanford Bemidji has prioritized cultural change by incorporating cultural training courses into employees’ education, emphasizing the intersection of Ojibwe culture and healthcare. The hospital has also established meetings with local tribal governments and community leaders to address health disparities among Native American patients. Eischens expressed her gratitude for being recognized among the top rural hospital CEOs, attributing the achievement to the dedication of the entire team and their commitment to delivering exceptional healthcare to the community.

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