Sanford Health CEO Karla Eischens Recognized as Top Rural Hospital Leader for 2024

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

Karla Eischens, President and CEO of Sanford Health in Bemidji, has been recognized as one of the “110 rural hospital and health system CEOs to know” for 2024 by Becker’s Hospital Review. 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 her leadership, Sanford Bemidji has prioritized cultural change by incorporating cultural training courses into employees’ education. The hospital emphasizes the intersection of Ojibwe culture and healthcare. 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.

Eisenhans also established meetings with local tribal governments and community leaders to address health disparities among Native American patients. She is commended for her leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic and national staffing shortages while working towards sustainable success.

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Karla Eischens, President and CEO of Sanford Health in Bemidji, has been recognized as one of the “110 rural hospital and health system CEOs to know” for 2024 by Becker’s Hospital Review. Eischens, with over 25 years of experience in healthcare, has focused on the needs of employees, patients, and the communities served by Sanford…

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