As CEO, Kelby Krabbenhoft is responsible for the overall vision and direction of Sanford Health. He has served as president and CEO since 1996.
During his tenure, Krabbenhoft has led dynamic growth and development of the health system and created the vision for Denny Sanford’s initial $400 million gift and subsequent gifts of more than $300 million. These gifts have made possible the Sanford Initiatives involving children’s health and global clinics; research centers to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and breast cancer; and Sanford Imagenetics, combining genomics and advanced internal medicine, research and education.
Previous positions held by Krabbenhoft include: president and CEO, Freeman Health System, Joplin, MO; executive vice president, Sisters of Mary of the Presentation Health Corporation, Fargo, ND; president, St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley, IL.; and president, Guttenberg Hospital, Guttenberg, IA.