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James Gerard Anderson

James Gerard Anderson, American hospital administrator.


  • Anderson, James Gerard was born on June 2, 1944 in Minneapolis. Son of Lyman Volmer and Jean Marjorie (Schmutzler) Anderson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Economics cum laude, Macalester College, 1966. Master of Health Administration, University Minnesota, 1968.


    • Administrative resident Shands Teaching Hospital & Clinics, J.H. Miller Health Center, University Florida, Gainesville, 1967-1968. Staff assistant hospital branch United States Public Health Service, Indian Health Service, Silver Spring, Maryland, 1968-1969. Service unit director United States Public Health Service, Indian Hospital, Claremore, Oklahoma, 1969-1970.

      Assistant administrator University Hospital, University Washington, Seattle, 1970-1972, associate administrator, 1972-1974, Rochester (Minnesota) Methodist Hospital (Mayo Hospital affiliate), 1974-1976, administrator, 1976-1985, executive director, 1985-1989, St. Luke's Hospital (Mayo Clinic affiliate), Jacksonville, Florida, 1987-1992. Member department administration Mayo Clinical, Rochester, 1989-1993, chair department of regional practice administration, since 1993. Executive committee, trustee Mayo Foundation, 1986-1992.

      Preceptor program in hospital and health care University Minnesota, since 1976, Northwestern University, summer 1978. Board directors St. Mary's Hospital, since 1986. Chairman Franklin Heating Station Ptnrship., since 1987.

      Corporation member Blue Cross, since 1984, member advisory committee on medical groups, since 1986. Member development and implementation committee South Eastern Minnesota Health Systems Agency Plan, 1976-1983.


    Board directors United Way, 1977-1984, executive board, 1977-1981, campaign chairman, 1977-1978, 1st vice president 1979, president, 1980. Member advisory board Rochester Community College, since 1981. Board directors Rochester Medical Center Ministries, Inc., 1977-1983.

    Alumni communications task force University Minnesota, 1984-1985. Pastoral care committee 1st Presby. Church, 1976-1978, elder, 1981-1984.

    Served as senior assistant health service officer United States Public Health Service, 1968-1970. Fellow American College Hospital Executives. Member Hospital Information Study Society, Hospital Council S. Eastern Minnesota (chairman 1977-1981), Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce (future scan operations committee, higher education task force 1986-1987).

    Lodges: Rotary, Kiwanis.


    • Married Barbara Lee Rudberg, June 10, 1967. Children: James Kyle, Tait Gerard, Marjorie Brooke, Paige Elizabeth.
    • father: Lyman Volmer Anderson
    • mother: Jean Marjorie (Schmutzler) Anderson
    • spouse: Barbara Lee Rudberg
    • children: James Kyle Anderson
    • Tait Gerard Anderson
    • Marjorie Brooke Anderson
    • Paige Elizabeth Anderson
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    Born June 2, 1944
    (age 73)