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Leadership spotlight: Rhonda Anderson

Rhonda Anderson
CEO
Cardon Children’s Hospital
bannerhealth.com

Anderson played an integral role in the planning and development of the child- and family-centered facility which opened in 2009. Anderson’s healthcare leadership experiences include serving as a nurse, educator, chief nursing officer, COO and executive vice president. She also serves on national healthcare reform committees.

Biggest challenge: “My father was an exceptional businessman and he taught us that there are no obstacles. We learned to view a business challenge as a puzzle and look for the pieces that appropriately fit together to complete our business strategy and implement our tactics.”

Advice to offer: “Never lose your passion for the children and families to whom your associates and doctors provide care. Your staff are the most important asset you have. Be available to them, encourage them and thank them for all they do.”

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Michael Gossie

About Michael Gossie

Michael Gossie is a competitive marathon runner, Ironman triathlete and award-winning journalist who has earned more than 50 awards for writing, editing and design. He studied economics at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y., and put his entrepreneurial spirit to work in 2007, using a 200-year-old family recipe to launch an Italian sauce company. He is most proud of being the founding president of the Steuben Arc Foundation in Upstate New York, which serves individuals with developmental disabilities, including his sister.