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Leadership Series #5 – 9/16/21

Registration fees for webinars are $175/member and $300/non-member unless otherwise noted in an event description.

NDHA is an approved provider of continuing education by the North Dakota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators.

Date: 09/16/2021

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


NDHA member registration fee: $175.00 for all 5 or $40 per individual webinar
Non-member registration fee: $350.00 for all 5 or $80 per individual webinar

Registrations are per facility, not per connection. Webinars will be recorded and available for viewing for 30 days after each webinar.

Each webinar will be an approximately 45-minute live or pre-recorded presentation followed by a live question and answer session. Zoom links to connect will be provided to registrants at least one day prior to each session.

This is a 5-part series of educational webinars, developed with and for hospital and health system leaders and clinicians. The series will include 5 areas that leaders and clinicians should be looking at in 2021 as health care moves past the first year of COVID-19. Topics will include telemedicine and hospital at home; diversity and inclusion; supply chain and materials management; and working as teams and culture.

Target Audience:
Senior leadership, clinical leadership, and healthcare leaders in hospitals and health systems.

Session 5

August 19, 2021
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central time
A Path Forward: Thriving in Rural Health Care after COVID-19
Presented by:
Benjamin Anderson, MBA, MHCDS

Tying community engagement to diversity and health equity, Benjamin explores true stories of the amazing resiliency of rural communities amidst the formidable challenges of a pandemic. He will share the lessons learned through many interviews with rural health leaders and patients through the successful development of a post COVID-19 nationally-released toolkit and playbook called Re-Imagining Leadership: A Pathway for Rural Health to Thrive in a COVID-19 World that was created in partnership with the Farley Health Policy Center. His empathetic and informative message will inspire and empower health leaders across the United States to align their efforts into inclusive coordinated strategies, leading to healthier care staff, patients, and communities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine health disparities between rural and urban Americans;
  • Explore ways to address nine common challenge areas in rural health care delivery systems in the United States;
  • Outline an approach for developing an effective and collaborative rural health equity strategy;
  • Examine a six-question tool to equip rural health leaders to advance health equity in their communities while ensuring the vitality of their organizations.

Benjamin Anderson is Vice President for Rural Health and Hospitals at the Colorado Hospital Association, where he provides leadership and direction in the development and execution of the Association’s rural strategies, advocates on behalf of rural hospitals and health systems and works to develop strategic partnerships with organizations that affect the health of rural Americans.

Prior to joining CHA, 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. 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. Kearny County Hospital is now at the forefront of innovations in health care delivery to improve care to underserved U.S. populations and his work was recently recognized on CBS Sunday Morning, 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 from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


Sep 16 2021


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