Kelby Krabbenhoft, MBA

//Kelby Krabbenhoft, MBA

As chief executive officer, Kelby Krabbenhoft is responsible for the overall vision and direction of Sanford Health. He has served as president and chief executive officer since 1996. During his tenure, Kelby 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 over $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 lmagenetics, combining genomics and advanced internal medicine, research and education. Previous positions held by Mr. Krabbenhoft include: president and chief executive officer, Freeman Health System, Joplin, Missouri; executive vice president, Sisters of Mary of the Presentation Health Corporation, Fargo, North Dakota; president, St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley, Illinois and president, Guttenberg Hospital, Guttenberg, Iowa. Kelby holds an MBA from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a bachelor’s degree in business and hospital administration from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota.