Kelby Krabbenhoft is a well-known health expert who was previously serving as the CEO of Stanford Health. The main reason Kelby Krabbenhoft retired after serving for almost a quarter-century is because of a controversy.
Quick Facts and Information on Kelby Krabbenhoft
|Born||December 14, 1957|
|Home Town||Ames, Iowa|
|Profession||Businessman, Health Care Expert|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
|Height||6 feet 1 inches/ 1.85 m|
|Children||Joe Krabbenhoft, Sarah Krabbenhoft, Lou Krabbenhoft|
|Education||Mankato West Senior High School
Mankato State University
Kelby Krabbenhoft Career
Kelby’s first job in healthcare involved working part-time as a nursing assistant at a hospital while he was a high school student.
Kelby began his career in healthcare as president of Guttenburg Hospital in Guttenburg, Iowa. His career has progressed through senior executive positions in hospitals and health systems of increasing size and scope, including Sisters of Mary at Presentation Health Corporation in Fargo, North Dakota; St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley, Illinois, and Freeman Health System in Joplin, Missouri.
In late 1996, Kelby took over the leadership of the then-known Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Over the next 20 years, he built a highly integrated care delivery model – rapidly increasing the system’s geographic research, the breadth, and depth of the specialty in his medical clinic, and establishing a health plan to combine funding and health care delivery.
The relationship between Kelby and Denny Sanford started with a “small” (in relation to Sanford’s generosity) donation of $16 million to fund the construction of the Castle of Care Children’s Specialties Hospital in Sioux Falls. The relationship was reaffirmed in the most significant way when Sanford agreed in 2007 to donate $400 million to the health care system, which was renamed in his honor. Their relationship deepened as Mr. Sanford was continually impressed by Kelby’s vision – his audacious quest for advancement – and invested a total of nearly $1 billion in Kelby-led healthcare system searches.
Krabbenhoft became the president and CEO in 1996 and with his contributions, the once community hospital had turned into the largest rural non-profit health system in the country, now spanning 26 states and 10 countries.
Kelby Krabbenhoft Wife, Children
Currently, nothing has yet been known about Kelby Krabbenhoft’s love affairs but we do know that he is a married man and the name of his wife is Heidi Krabbenhoft. Talking more about Kelby Krabbenhoft’s family life, he and his wife share a total number of three children together. They are Joe Krabbenhoft, Sarah Krabbenhoft, and Lou Krabbenhoft.
Kelby Krabbenhoft Education
Growing up in a family of educators, it was no surprise that Kelby recognized, and to this day holds a deep appreciation for, education. Kelby’s first job in health care involved working part-time as an orderly in a hospital while attending Mankato West Senior High School.
After graduating, he contemplated a degree in medicine, but after self-assessing organic chemistry, he settled on pursuing a degree in health care administration from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.
Kelby Krabbenhoft Age, Birthday, Family
Kelby Krabbenhoft’s passion for health care began at an early age. He was born in Ames, Iowa, to Kenneth and Elaine Krabbenhoft, the oldest of three siblings. During childhood, his youngest brother, Paul, fell from a tree and suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down. After the accident, Kelby played a pronounced role in helping the family care for his brother. Later, his aging father suffered retinitis pigmentosa and became blind as a result of this genetic condition.
On a personal level, both events touched Kelby very deeply and, with an infectious sense of urgency, sparked a professional interest in improving the human condition through research and innovation.
Kelby’s parents were both educators: his mother a schoolteacher and his father a professor of microbiology. Kenneth’s research endeavors and various career opportunities prompted the family to move frequently when Kelby was a child. His father eventually was offered a position at Mankato State University in Minnesota where he taught until retirement.
Kelby also has a life-long passion for athletic activity and basketball in particular. He may have had a genetic predisposition – his mother, Elaine, was an avid basketball fan. Kelby also recognized the importance of an active lifestyle on a person’s health and the character-building opportunities that come from athletics and team competition. He played college basketball at Concordia, and his appreciation for the game continued long after his playing days.
Kelby Krabbenhoft Net Worth, Salary
As the CEO of Stanford Health Kelby’s salary is known to be $1,123,846. At Sanford Health, annual compensation for executive ranges from $50,000 to $700,000. The average Sanford Health executive compensation is $235,314 a year. Furthermore, Kelby Krabbenhoft’s net worth is estimated to be around $10 million.
Kelby Krabbenhoft Controversial Email
Kelby reportedly told employees in an email that he will not be wearing a mask to the office as he had recovered from the coronavirus and therefore he is immune to the virus for “at least seven months and perhaps years to come” — a statement that is not supported by science.
“For me to wear a mask defies the efficacy and purpose of a mask and sends an untruthful message that I am susceptible to infection or could transmit it,” Krabbenhoft wrote in the email, according to the Associated Press. “I have no interest in using masks as a symbolic gesture. … My team and I have a duty to express the truth and facts and reality and not feed the opposite.”
Krabbenhoft did mention that it was necessary for people who hadn’t contracted COVID-19 to wear masks, as he wrote, “It is important for them to know that masks are just plain smart to use and in their best interest.”
Kelby Krabbenhoft Social Media
As of November 2020, Kelby has not opened an account on social media. We will inform you guys as soon as he starts being active on either Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.