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Leadership & History

Anderson County Hospital


Anderson County Hospital is a member of Saint Luke’s Health System. As a faith-based county hospital, Anderson’s mission is to enhance the physical, mental, and spiritual health of the patients it serves. As a member of Saint Luke’s Health System, Anderson partners with patients, physicians, payers, employees, and the communities it serves to provide health care services.


The best place to get care. The best place to give care.


  • Chief Executive Officer–Rich McKain, M.A.
  • Chief Financial Officer–Vicki Mills, C.H.F.P.
  • Chief Nursing Officer–Margo Williams, R.N., B.S.N.
  • Director of Human Resources–Karen Gillespie, B.A.
  • Director of Marketing and Social Services–Karen Wood, L.S.C.S.W.

Anderson County Hospital History

Anderson County Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital featuring primary, emergency, acute, and skilled care, as well as comprehensive outpatient services. The hospital features a 36-bed Residential Living Center that is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the finest nursing care facilities in Kansas. The hospital ranks in the top percentile of U.S. hospitals for patient satisfaction and is a leader in quality and safety initiatives. Anderson is a not-for-profit critical access hospital.

In 1995, the Anderson County Board of Trustees entered into a lease agreement with Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City to assume responsibility for the employees and day-to-day operation of the hospital while the county maintained ownership and responsibility for the hospital building and capital equipment. The lease arrangement ensures ongoing high-quality patient care and has resulted in many benefits and high-quality services Anderson would be unable to provide as an independent hospital in a small rural community.

On January 29, 2015, Anderson County Hospital opened a new, state-of-the-art hospital.