Ben Breier shares with us how he began to understand the power of leadership as a high school and college athlete. He was voted captain of the varsity baseball team at the University of Pennsylvania three years in a row, starting when he was just a sophomore. He also recounts how his leadership journey continued once he graduated, as we discuss why strong, dedicated leaders are particularly important in the healthcare field, especially when leading a company like Kindred Healthcare with over 60,000 employees.
Ben is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Kindred Healthcare, LLC, one of the largest providers of healthcare services in the United States. He assumed responsibility as CEO in March of 2015, after having been named President in 2012.
Kindred Healthcare operates a diverse blend of health care service businesses including transitional care hospitals and inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in approximately 1,800 locations across the United States.
Ben currently serves on the Board of Kindred Healthcare, the Federation of American Hospitals, and is a member of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council. He is also a former member of the Business Roundtable, and he serves on the Board of the University of Miami’s School of Business as well as on the Board of Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania.