KU Health names St. Francis campus CEO

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Topeka's St. Francis hospital has its first permanent CEO under new owners University of Kansas Health System.

Steve Anderson's appointment to lead the campus was announced Thursday.

He most recently served as president and CEO of Jordan Valley Health System in Utah, with more than 25 years experience in all leading regional and community hospitals throughout the country.

In Jordan, a new release from KU Health says Anderson was responsible for a three-hospital system that was named among the top 100 hospitals in the country for women’s health, orthopedics, and emergency services. In addition, KU Health says Anderson oversaw expansions in areas including cancer care, pediatrics, urgent care, bariatric surgery, and an orthopedic surgery.

“Steve has a proven track record of successfully developing physician and employee teams to enhance the patient experience, while at the same time leading market share growth and program development throughout his career,” said Bob Page, president and chief executive officer of The University of Kansas Health System. “We look forward to the contributions he will make at The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus.”

KU Health assumed ownership of St. Francis Nov. 1, 2017 from the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System.

Anderson begins in Topeka July 23rd.

He earned a master’s in health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.