Ken Carlson is Vice President of Business Development & Planning at Sauk Prairie Healthcare (SPH) in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. He has served in this role since 2008, beginning at SPH as planning/marketing director in 2000. He is responsible for market analysis and strategic planning, new business development, addressing community health needs, and service line management. He provides administrative oversight for marketing & community relations, facilities & environmental services, Wellspring wellness center, and the SPH Foundation.
Ken has more than 25 years of diversified healthcare experience involving strategic planning, marketing, managed care, consulting, and senior management in several settings from frontier hospitals to tertiary referral centers. Ken is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a member of the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development and the Association for Community Health Improvement. He received an MBA from UW-La Crosse in La Crosse, WI and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ripon College in Ripon, WI where he also served six years as an alumni board member.