SCBHS accepts CEO Waldbillig’s resignation

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Swift County-Benson Health Services CEO Kurt Waldbillig (in blue long-sleeved shirt speaking) submitted his resignation to the governing board at Monday night’s meeting. He has taken a job at the Meeker County Hospital.

Kurt Waldbillig, Swift County-Benson Health Services CEO, has accepted a job in Litchfield and will be leaving at the end of August.

Since arriving in Benson early in 2015 he has been instrumental in guiding significant changes at the hospital and clinic that are expected to turn the operation from that was losing hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to one that is profitable.

The groundbreaking ceremony for Scandi Haven Village, a 46-unit assisted living facility with 18 units dedicated to memory care, this past April was a major achievement he helped guide. He was also instrumental in SCBHS taking over clinic services in Benson from Affiliated Community Medical Centers (ACMC).

Waldbillig took over as CEO when the hospital and clinic from a time when there was a single physician and two nurse practioners on staff. Significant revenues were going to pay for locum tenens physicians, draining hospital reserves. Now there are four physicians on staff with two nurse practioners. The surgery center is seeing greater use and there are more specialists coming to Benson.

Waldbillig saw the implementation of the provider based rural health clinic model that is leading to a greater level of reimbursement for services as well as greater control over the delivery of healthcare for the community. He worked on shedding costly SCBHS operations that were eating away at the bottom line in eliminating home health care services and the Counseling Associates mental health service. Waldbillig was also behind starting the walk-in clinic at SCBHS to better serve the community.

At its meeting Monday night, SCBHS Governing Board Chair Kory Johnson reluctantly accepted a motion to approve Waldbillig’s resignation....

 

 

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Pictured: Swift County-Benson Health Services CEO Kurt Waldbillig (in blue long-sleeved shirt speaking) submitted his resignation to the governing board at Monday night’s meeting. He has taken a job at the Meeker County Hospital.

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