Panda Health Announces Promotion of Ryan Bengtson to Chief Executive Officer

ATLANTA, GA, June 5 – Panda Health today announced that Ryan Bengtson, has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of the company. With over 25 years of extensive experience in strategy, consulting, and digital health, Bengtson brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of success to his new role.

“Ryan’s promotion reflects the strong leadership that he has brought to the company since its founding in 2020,” said Dr. Ken Holmen, President and CEO of CentraCare and Panda Health Board Chairman. “His passion for digital health and relationships with health system leaders has been a key reason for the growth Panda has experienced over the last year. With Ryan at the helm, Panda Health is poised for continued growth and innovation, reinforcing its commitment to enable health systems to confidently and securely deploy digital solutions that improve care for their patients and communities.”

Prior to being named CEO, Ryan served at President & Chief Operating Officer of Panda Health. His leadership fostered continuous growth in health system membership and expanded vendor solutions available on Panda’s platform to better meet the needs of members. Panda Health’s market intelligence has also continued to deepen, solidifying the company’s reputation as a key player in the digital health industry.

“I’m honored to step in as CEO at Panda Health and am excited to continue building the premier digital health destination for healthcare professionals to connect with their peer community, explore market insights, and adopt innovative solutions,” said Ryan Bengtson.

Before joining Panda Health, Bengtson was the Founder and Principal at Luminis, a digital health advisory firm where he advised leading hospitals and health systems on innovative solutions and strategies. His career also includes key positions such as Senior Vice President of Corporate Alliances at Waystar, Managing Director at Huron Consulting Group, and a foundational role at Accenture.

About Panda Health

Panda Health transforms how health systems connect with, explore, and adopt leading digital health technologies that improve the lives of patients and providers. Panda’s deep market intelligence and personalized guidance de-risks the digital health procurement process. Panda was founded in 2020 through a partnership between CentraCare, Gundersen Health System, and ThedaCare, with the development and investment firm Fitzroy Health.