Two Ascension leaders were recognized among Becker’s Hospital Review’s “60 rural hospital CEOs to know” for making a positive impact on their organizations.

Included were:

• Randy Cason, President of Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburgh, Kansas. “Throughout his tenure Mr. Cason has led the hospital, which has 550 employees and a 40,000-square-foot surgery center, through a rebranding effort and a major remodel,” Becker’s said.

• Robert Copple. President of Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan, Kansas. Becker’s noted that he is a licensed engineer and oversees the hospital’s 150 physicians, 500 associates and 300 volunteers.

The listed leaders oversee hospitals that are consistently recognized by the National Rural Health Association, American Hospital Association, IBM Watson Health and The Leapfrog Group as top institutions, Becker’s said.

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